Outpatient Detox

Detoxification is one of the first and most essential parts of the recovery process. Professional detox allows your body to safely and effectively remove drugs from your system. If you’ve decided to detox and start taking your life back, the next step is determining if residential rehabilitation is a good fit — or even an option — for you. Your job, family or obligations may make it unrealistic for you to take extended time off to recover.

Diamond House Detox understands. That’s why we’re introducing a medically-assisted outpatient detox program. Instead of detoxing in one of our treatment centers in Sacramento or Elk Grove, California, you’ll be able to do so from the comfort of your own home. You’ll set up check-ins with one of our nurses, who can evaluate your progress as you move throughout the detox process.

What Is an Outpatient Detoxification Program?

Recovery programs are essential to treating the disease of addiction — but you don’t have to leave home to detox. Our outpatient treatment programs, including our outpatient detox program, let clients live in the comfort of familiar surroundings while participating in the recovery process.

Outpatient detox means your life can continue as usual outside the treatment process. While your body rids itself of addictive substances, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. Our detoxification interventions monitor these while at the same time offering ongoing support and minimizing physical harm. This may include medication to help your body adjust to life without substance misuse.

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Who Should Use Outpatient Detox Programs?

Outpatient detox can be an excellent option for some people, but others need the structure of inpatient residential treatment. If independence is an integral part of your life, you may do well with outpatient detox treatment. Good candidates for outpatient detox treatment should:

  • Be able to maintain sobriety on their own for a couple of days at a time. If you think you can make it between outpatient appointments about every other day, you can save yourself some time and money over residential supervised treatment.
  • Have a strong support network at home to help you avoid temptation. Even though you’re at home, you must detox in a sober environment around sober people.
  • Require flexibility to complete external tasks like caring for children or going to work. Managing a schedule can be too much for some people trying to recover. If that’s your case, you may benefit from the more disciplined routine of inpatient care.
  • Have possibly spent previous time in drug and alcohol treatment. Once you’ve learned some basic coping skills to help you during moments of temptation, you’re less likely to relapse, making you a better candidate for outpatient treatment.
  • Overall healthy and without chronic health conditions. Co-occurring mental or physical health issues can make managing withdrawal symptoms at home more difficult.
  • Can independently get medical clearance or labs done prior to the appointment. Outpatient detox requires more independence than our medically assisted detox program.
  • Have a responsible party come with you to manage medications during the detox process. Residential care offers a built-in support system. It’s crucial that you have friends or family surrounding you during the at-home detox process.

Benefits of Outpatient Detox Programs

Our approach to in-home outpatient treatment is similar to our residential treatment services. Both provide structure, support and advanced recovery solutions. The main difference is the amount of time spent with our addiction professionals and where you lay your head each night.

Although you’ll be going through in-home detox without constant supervision, our board-certified addiction doctors will prescribe you medication to keep you more comfortable. Detoxing from drugs and alcohol can be a tumultuous time, and you’ll want to try to maintain a positive, healthful environment until you’re feeling better.

Medically assisted detox is important for those who struggle with a higher level of dependence. However, outpatient detox offers distinct benefits, including:

  • Familiar surroundings.
  • Flexibility.
  • Lower cost.
  • Ability to maintain home and work responsibilities.

Does Outpatient Detox Work?

Yes! At Diamond House Detox, we focus on science-based rehabilitative options, including medications and therapies for addiction and co-occurring disorders. When you have the motivation to get better, they can enable you to enter recovery and stay there.

The Diamond house in Sacramento, CA has been the best experience! The staff is caring and assertive, the chef (Bobby) is beyond amazing and knowledgeable, and Vicki the founder is someone who cares and loves her patients harder than anyone I’ve ever met……one important thing she shows everyone is TRUST. Diamond House is the one and only place I would ever recommend to better yourself and live a life of sobriety. Thank you!!!!!

-Katelyn S.

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When my husband was admitted to Diamond House and I was very impressed with the atmosphere and caring nature of the staff. The facility takes on a very small number of inpatient residents which makes the facility feel like visiting friends or family vs an institutional feel that most people picture in their head.

I appreciated the facilities welcoming nature in allowing me to visit once a day and participate in select group activities with my husband. I also enjoyed how forthcoming the staff was with updates on my husband’s progress.

Without Diamond House’s influence I think the process to sobriety would have been much more challenging as they armed my husband with a lot of tools to help cope with the challenges involved and some much needed direction that we were missing in our prior attempts to sobriety.We are very fortunate to have Diamond house as a resource in the treatment of my husbands detox and the continued path to sobriety


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Having been in and out of multiple rehabs. This place is by far the best one I have been to. This is the most individualized program I have been to. There is no way to get lost in the shuffle of a facility with more clients than staff. The staff looks at the clients as people not as dollar signs. The atmosphere is safe and very home-like. The program is multi-layered to promote whole healing from your mind, body and spirit. Thank you so much to the staff for allowing me to grow and be the man I was created to be

-Blake F.

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Wonderful facility and treatment. I was treated as a real person. Small groups, individual counseling. Time for good self-care, exercise. great food. Very clean facility. Caring staff. I highly recommend this treatment program.

-Juli H.

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I have been to many rehabs and Diamond House is by far the best place to go and get well. Each house only has 6 patients so the care is much more individualized. The homes are very upscale with your own private room and bathroom. The chef is top-notch. The owner really cares about helping people and does a great job. They really do care and it shows. The homes are beautiful as are the employees. They care and it shows. The help that they give their patients is worth way more than is charged. They care and it shows.

-Lorri C.

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This was my first time in detox and I am very grateful I got this place. It’s comfortable, clean, beautiful, and inviting. Each one of the staff is awesome! I feel I could go to them for anything, plus they are very personable. I would recommend this place to anyone going through a hard time with drugs/alcohol and who need a place to come to where they can rebuild themselves. Thank you, Vicky!

-Ariana L.

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Diamond House was the second detox/rehab I have ever been to – sometimes the first time around doesn’t work or is not enough (especially if you’re not ready). I am celebrating two years sober next month and am so grateful to Vicki and everyone at Diamond House. They have followed up and checked in on me and I actually had the opportunity to go and speak as alumni – it was a true gift to be able to share hope. Because there is hope.

-Mary A.

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Learn More About Our Detox Treatment Options

Whether you choose outpatient care or a residential treatment option, our goal is to help you on your journey toward health and recovery. If you want to learn more about outpatient detox and our other recovery programs, our representatives are available 24/7. We can walk you through payment options, including assistance and health insurance coverage. 

 Contact us today to learn more about how our outpatient treatment can help you. 

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