Medically Supervised Detox Program


Detoxification, or detox, is the first step in overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Mission Community Hospital uses the most advanced medical techniques to provide the safest and most comfortable detoxification available.

Treatable Substances

  • Opiates (e.g., Heroin, Methadone, Oxycontin, Codeine, Demerol, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.)
  • Pain Medication
  • Alcohol
  • Sedatives (e.g., Klonopin, Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Librium, etc.)
  • Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Hallucinogens, Cocaine, Ecstacy, etc.

Medical detoxification is based on necessity, and if detox is not required, the client may instead be referred to participate in the hospital’s Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program.

Treatment is performed in an inpatient setting where clients can be safely monitored and observed by a specialized interdisciplinary medical team during the withdrawal process.

An addictionologist (a physician who specializes in addiction medicine) leads the interdisciplinary team of professionals, which include nurses, social workers, and counselors, in providing treatment to clients during the medical detoxification process.

Mission Community Hospital’s goal is to provide a safe medical detoxification. Clients are hospitalized until all withdrawal signs and symptoms are resolved. Our average inpatient length of stay on the medical detoxification unit is approximately three to four days. Care management services are provided to assist clients in the transition from inpatient medical detoxification to specialized outpatient recovery and residential rehab programs.