The Ho Tai Way Detox Program

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Taking the first step toward your future will empower your journey to wellness.

The Goal of Detox at The Ho Tai Way – Recovery for Women

In order to begin your recovery work, you need to be alert, aware, and no longer under the immediate influence of drugs or alcohol.

The first step is detox, the process of ridding the body of toxins from drugs and alcohol.

Once your head begins to clear, you will be able to start envisioning the future again—a future free of substances. Here, you can move forward in rebuilding your life and taking back control while understanding and accepting how you got there. Only then will you be truly ready to heal from addiction.

What to Expect During Detox

The detox process is different for everyone and every situation. As your body cleanses, the early stages of withdrawal take place. The length of this process can increase depending on the length, amount, frequency, and severity of substance use. For addictions to multiple substances, withdrawal may be more intense or lasts longer in duration.

Withdrawal times are approximate and vary from person to person, but here are some general guidelines:


Withdrawal symptoms often appear as depression and restlessness that lasts approximately 7-10 days.


Withdrawal can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks and can include nausea, tremors, and even seizures.

Heroin and other opiates

Symptoms of withdrawal are usually flu-like symptoms that last 5-7 days.

Prescription medications such as Vicodin, Oxycodone, and Hydrocodone

These opiate medications are typically prescribed for pain management. Symptoms of withdrawal from pain medications usually feel like intense flu symptoms and seem to peak at about 3-4 days and last about 7-8 days.

Benziodiazepines like Xanax, Librium, and Valium

Withdrawal symptoms—lasting weeks or even months—appear as increased anxiety and can be accompanied by seizures.


Patients report experiencing fatigue, debilitating depression, and lack of appetite when withdrawal kicks in. The entire withdrawal period can take months, but we can ease you through the initial phase and give you the tools to deal with the secondary stages of depression.

Due to potentially life-threatening complications like seizures, medical supervision is critical for your health and safety. We can walk you through the detox process and help you manage your symptoms. We strive to make this period in your recovery comfortable, safe, and as simple as possible so that you can move to the next stage – healing.

One service we provide that makes us unique:

The Ho Tai Way offers a sober escort to pick you up from the airport as needed. We value you as an individual and want to make things as easy as possible for you to begin your treatment program.

How to Get Started With Detox at The Ho Tai Way Recovery for Women

  1. Upon arrival, you meet with the CEO who will help you complete your paperwork.
  2. Our detox technician will provide your medical assessment, including your vital signs. You will be asked questions, such as which substance(s) you used and how long, and provide a urine sample for testing. This information will help us determine the best plan for detox. We use the criteria from the American Society of Addiction Medicine for your assessment.
  3. As necessary, you will then have the opportunity to finish any outstanding paperwork.
  4. Next, you will meet with a clinical evaluation therapist who will help complete your overall assessment.
  5. Your assessment results will determine the appropriate taper for your detox so we can best serve your body’s personal needs.
  6. You will see a medical doctor within 24 hours of admission for a comprehensive medical evaluation. This is a crucial step to help you in the early stages of detox. For your safety, a medical doctor will be on call around the clock during your stay at The Ho Tai Way.
  7. You will have a weekly follow-up with the medical doctor to monitor your health throughout the program.
  8. You will begin one-on-one therapeutic sessions as you are able to do so.
  9. Finally, we will plan the next stages of your individualized treatment plan when you are ready.

We have medical staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

There is a lot of stigma surrounding addiction and detox, so we will be honest and straightforward with you about what to expect. We will also ensure that you are mentally and physically prepared following the detox process before you begin the curriculum. Your health, safety, and comfort are our first priority during your the detox process.

The Ho Tai Way – Recovery for Women wants you to feel safe throughout your detox process.

  • We are a facility for women that provides critical nurturing support as you cleanse.
  • Our staff is available to assist you with your medical needs so you can feel supported.
  • We focus on each individual as a whole person through mind, body, and spirit.
  • Our treatment is offered without judgment or shame.

We know that your detox is your first step in your healing process and we want you to be successful, propelling you into lasting recovery.

Upon completing your detox, you will begin to feel more like yourself again. Taking the first step of cleansing your body demonstrates your commitment to yourself and your journey. Our comfortable Costa Mesa, California facility offers you a serene sanctuary for healing as we begin your recovery process together. Call us today to start your journey at (714) 581-3974.

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