In-Home Drug and Alcohol Detox in California:

Kinkaid Private Nursing Care offers drug and alcohol detoxification from the privacy and comfort of your home, providing an expert clinician-led care team to supervise the process from beginning to end. We ensure you successfully cleanse your body of all toxins gained from a substance use disorder, while successfully managing withdrawal symptoms.

We also provide your loved ones with the support and resources they need to assist in your recovery process. By the end of your detox, your condition will be stabilized and your body and mind will be back to their natural state, so you will be ready to begin the treatment phase of your recovery.

What is Detox?

Detoxification is the first step in the substance abuse recovery process and involves the physiological removal of toxic substances, such as drugs or alcohol, from the human body. Detox is required for any substance to which you have become physically addicted, such as alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates, or more.

Detox comes with a variety of withdrawal symptoms that vary depending on the individual, the substance to which you are addicted, and the level of your addiction. See below for the types of addiction we treat, along with more information about the withdrawal symptoms for each.

Types of Detox We Offer:

The following is a list of the substances for which we provide home detox services. Click on each icon below for a link to an article about that substance’s detox process and symptoms you can expect.


including Ativan, Xanax, and Valium

Prescription Opioids

including OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and Heroin


Kinkaid’s Multidisciplinary Care Team

We use an integrated team approach for our in-home detox program to ensure your safe and effective recovery. Our team consists of the following:

Lead Physician and Addiction Specialist:

Our team is led by a board-certified physician and addiction specialist with more than 20 years of expertise in the field.

Skilled and Experienced Nurses:

Our team of highly qualified detox nurses provide premium care and remain with you throughout your detox process. Also, because you are receiving your care at home, our nurses observe and monitor any potential family interactions and/or home triggers that may hinder your recovery process. They then recommend customized solutions to these issues if need be.

Behavioral Therapist:

Depending on your situation, your care team may include a behavioral therapist to perform some preliminary evaluation and counseling as needed. Our behavioral therapists have extensive experience in the field of addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions and can help you and your loved ones during your recovery process.

Aftercare Specialist:

Our aftercare specialist helps direct you toward your next phase of treatment once your detox process is complete. Remember, detox is only the first step in your recovery.

The Kinkaid Detox Process

Our detox process is managed by a team of in-home nurses with decades of experience administering a variety of types of home detox. Our nurses are trained to provide high-quality care in a kind and professional manner, while also prioritizing excellent communication with patients and families.

As we only take on a few clients at a time, we are able to provide premium care and closely manage each patient’s detox process. Moreover, as we recognize that no two substance abuse cases are identical, we always customize our detox process to fit each individual patient’s needs. In general, though, our detox process features the following:

Comprehensive In-Home Assessments and Monitoring:

Our nurses and physicians visit you at home throughout your detox process to conduct physical assessments. You also have an addiction nurse specialist with you whenever we administer your medication to monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level, and withdrawal symptoms.

Furthermore, our nurses communicate any assessment changes and request medication adjustments from your physician as needed, and you will have direct access to our nurses and physician throughout your in-home detox process. Ultimately, our goal is to maintain your safety and keep you completely comfortable, allowing you to get the rest you need to heal and recover.

Virtual Home Visits:

We also offer immediate access to your physician via FaceTime for virtual home visits. Our nurses can arrange a virtual home visit directly with your physician and prepare you for your FaceTime call. These virtual doctor visits add an additional layer of support and allow you quickly access to your doctor.

Holistic Therapies During and After Detox:

In addition to our ongoing nursing care, we offer various in-home therapies that help reduce detox symptoms by promoting relaxation, mindfulness, and stress reduction. These therapies include:


How you follow up your detox is just as important as the detox itself. And while it may be tempting to stop your recovery process after detox, you need to continue recovering and do so in a way that is comfortable for you. Our nurses will help you create a comprehensive post-detox plan so you can safely and effectively continue your road to recovery. Learn more about our Detox Aftercare Planning below.

Where is Our At-Home Detox Available?

We offer at-home detox throughout the state of California. Specifically, we offer our care in the following areas:

Los Angeles Metro Area:

Includes Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Westwood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Malibu, Holmby Hills, Cheviot Hills, Culver City, Beverly Glen, and Beverlywood.

Orange County:

Includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Yorba Linda, Chino Hills, and Dana Point.

San Diego Metro Area:

Includes San Diego, La Jolla, Eastlake, Hillcrest, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Coronado, Chula Vista, Del Mar, and Escondido.

Bay Area:

Includes San Francisco, Daly City, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Oakland, Berkeley, San Rafael, Richmond, Walnut Creek, and Alameda.

Detox Aftercare Planning

As part of Kinkaid’s In-Home Detox service, we offer extensive detox aftercare planning for our patients to ensure a smooth transition to the next step in the recovery process. Going through detox is a crucial step toward sobriety, but it is only the first step. Because of this, we help our patients ensure they have an effective and realistic detox aftercare plan so they can smoothly transition to the next phase of recovery.

What is Detox Aftercare Planning?

Detox aftercare planning is the process of developing a comprehensive post-detox plan so you can continue your path toward full recovery. Remember, detox is only the first step of the recovery process. After completing detox, a patient should enroll in one of the two following longer-term treatment programs, and aftercare planning can help you figure out what is best for you:

  • Outpatient Treatment: This is when a patient receives treatment at a facility, but does not stay overnight. In other words, the patient is never admitted into the hospital for an extended period of time; rather, he or she goes to treatment, but leaves after each visit.
  • Residential Treatment (Rehab): This is when a patient checks into a treatment facility and stays for an extended period of time. In this case, the patient lives in the treatment facility until he or she recovers.

Treatment programs offer diverse options depending on personal preferences, flexibility in scheduling, and the level of care that is most appropriate for you. In general, though, your post-detox treatment program will include the following, details of which will be discussed in your detox aftercare plan:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Many substance use disorders begin as a means of self-medication for emotional issues or distorted thought patterns. CBT can help the client identify the dysfunctional thought patterns that led to the maladaptive behavioral response. The therapist guides the client toward shifting these self-defeating thoughts toward positive, constructive thoughts that result in healthy behaviors. Other effective psychotherapies include motivational enhancement therapy (MET), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and contingency management (CM).
  • Group Therapy: This social component of recovery is a central feature in rehab programs. Sharing personal stories and experiences with others who also battle drug or alcohol addiction helps build social support and self-confidence. A skilled therapist will guide discussions, provide feedback, and teach new coping skills.
  • Relapse Prevention Planning: An essential aspect of recovery is relapse prevention planning, where the patient identifies his or her own particular triggers that could result in relapse, as well as the actions to take when these triggers occur.
  • Holistic Activities: Holistic activities play an important role in recovery. Because stress is a common trigger for relapse, teaching individuals in recovery the benefits of relaxation techniques becomes an important coping skill. These activities might include yoga, meditation, art therapy, journaling, or therapeutic massage.

What Does Kinkaid’s Detox Aftercare Planning Look Like?

To help you transition from in-home detox to a longer-term rehab or treatment program similar to what we outlined above, our team of nurses works with you to create an appropriate detox aftercare plan that meets your specific goals and needs. And while we customize your plan to work for you, all of our detox aftercare plans prioritize the following points, which are all necessary to create a successful post-detox experience:

  • Building a Strong Nurse-Client Relationship: Our highly trained and professional nurses prioritize building a strong relationship with our clients. We dedicate our time and energy to learning about your specific goals and needs and building a mutual sense of trust. This emphasis on relationship building allows us to fully understand what you are looking for and what you are willing to do to reach sobriety. We can then work with you to create a detox aftercare plan that works specifically for you.
  • Excellent Communication with Patients and Families: While building a strong relationship with our clients, we prioritize communication with you and your loved ones to ensure everyone is on the same page and that you receive everything you need in a timely and effective manner. This involves working with you to establish detailed and realistic goals, as well as answering any questions you may have.
  • Finding the Right Post-Detox Treatment Program: We work with you to explore all options for your post-detox long-term treatment. As mentioned above, once you complete your detox, you will enter either an outpatient treatment program or a residential treatment facility. Upon working together to find the right program for you, we help you enroll and are there for you every step of the way to ensure the process goes smoothly.
  • Coordinating Post-Detox Therapy Appointments: Our detox aftercare planning team can coordinate all logistics for your post-detox therapy. We work with your therapist or psychiatrist to create a treatment schedule that works for you.
  • Early Planning to Ensure Success — Starting Day 3: We start our aftercare planning on day three of your home detox treatment. This early planning allows us to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan with the ability to make changes as necessary as you near the end of your detox.
  • Coordinating Post-Detox Medication — Starting Day 4: Our team of nurses begins medication reconciliation on day four and obtains full discharge instructions from our physician. We then provide you with full instructions for continuing your medication, as well as follow-up recommendations.
  • Detox Review and Post-Detox Prep — Starting Day 5: As a part of prioritizing excellent communication with our clients, we start preparing you on day five for your discharge from detox. We go through all post-detox details with you and answer any questions you may have, all with the goal of ensuring you understand your next steps and are confident in your treatment.

Why Choose Kinkaid?

Kinkaid Private Nursing Care offers premium in-home services to patients looking for the best and most intensive care on the market. We only take on a few clients at a time, so we always provide specialized care to meet the needs of each client. Additionally, not only do we specialize in premium care, but we also practice proper management techniques to ensure your care is organized, efficient, and best for you.

Overall, we create a concierge medical experience for each of our clients. Our approach starts with building relationships with each of our clients and their families; we get to know you in the comfort and privacy of your home to understand your exact needs. We then create a personal care team for you consisting of at least a clinical nurse specialist, clinical case manager, and care coordinator. Our compassionate teams are clinician-led and available to you 24/7 to provide unparalleled service and attention to detail.

For more information, please call us at 866-337-4596 or fill out our contact form below.


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