“The heart of each client is met with unconditional positive regard, and their mind is given the time to find freedom” –Poppy Carmelo, Executive Director.

The Point recognizes that detox is most often the first vital step in the recovery process —that’s why we’ve chosen to specialize exclusively in detox, with the 24-hour support, licensed nursing, and compassionate care to make detox safe, comfortable and effective. Our facility located in Huntington Beach, CA is co-ed, and provides sub-acute detoxification for alcohol, stimulants, opiates, and benzodiazepines. Our tranquil environment, comforting accommodations, and superior medical team lay the proper foundation for individuals to find freedom from their addiction.

We approach detox through holistic and medical wellness employed by a collaborative team of professionals that consists of a licensed medical director, a nursing staff, and therapeutic clinicians that safely and appropriately treat our clients during a critical time in their recovery process.

Clinical Services Offered

At the Point, our skilled and compassionate staff is dedicated to helping adult men and women find refuge in their first days of sobriety. We open the door to change. From our detox services to our available full continuum of care, we not only start you on your recovery process, but we walk alongside you throughout it.

Our number one goal is client wellness. We construct individualized treatment plans that consider the physical, mental and spiritual needs of our clients. Our programs include medically assisted treatment and holistic therapies to manage the physical withdrawal symptoms of detox and identify underlying issues that contribute to addiction and relapse.

We offer private or semi-private rooms where our client’s comfort and safety are carefully monitored.

Clinical services offered:

  • Detoxification
  • Medically assisted treatment
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Sensory therapy
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Sound therapy

Your Compass for Recovery

We promise to take the time to point you in the right direction to begin your recovery. Our skilled and compassionate staff is here to meet you where you are and help you take the first step in obtaining freedom from drug and alcohol addiction.

Detox is the first vital step in deciding to begin drug and alcohol treatment. This decision takes strength and courage. At the Point, we provide our clients with the support and guidance they need to manage withdrawal symptoms and substance cravings in a caring and therapeutic environment.

Our admissions team is available 24/7 to answer your questions about the detox process, learn about our program options, discuss insurance coverage, and help you find the right fit for your circumstances and needs.

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We believe that detox requires safety, privacy, and comfort. At our sub-acute detox, you will find yourself in a home of warmth and expertise that is conducive to healing and restoration.

The Point Detox is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood of Huntington Beach, CA, The location makes detox easily accessible for residents of Southern California, or for loved ones local to the area with 24/7 accessibility. As well, The Point is located within one of the largest recovery communities in the country; providing ample support for 12 Step meetings and treatment options once your stay with us is complete.

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Our Staff

Poppy Carmelo – Executive Director

Dr. Raafat Girgess – Medical Director

Adam Swanson, LMFT – Clinical Director

Melanie Palmer, LMFT – Lead Therapist

Paula Ruiz, LVN – Head Nurse

Anthony Trujillo, – Lead Detox Technician

Corey Miller, – Chef

Chelsea Brigham, – Clinical Outreach Manager

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  • The Point is Your Compass for Recovery.
  • Complimentary clinical assessments to identify your needs.
  • We accept most out-of-network insurance policies.
  • Interested in continuing care? We’ll help you find your next step for recovery.