THE SOCDETOX EXPERIENCE
I’m Salina Shuler, the President and co-founder of South Orange County Detox and Treatment. It has been my vision to establish a different type of drug and alcohol detox than what exists in most institutions and facilities throughout the country. While we provide a safe and comfortable detox for addictions ranging from alcohol and opiates, to benzodiazepines and amphetamines, we also try to create an environment that would best facilitate growth in our clients during this first phase of treatment. Rather than merely providing the necessities for a comfortable stay, here at South Orange County Detox & Treatment, we attempt to empower our clients to take seriously their recovery and to view this process as one that will require the willingness to explore different coping skills, the honesty to look within oneself, the openness to share one’s pain with others as a means to acceptance, and the perseverance to commit to a process by which many, many others have found peace and serenity. In my many years of working in the clinical field, I have found that empathy and understanding are two of the most important facets of connection by which I have seen positive change in my clients. Using these gifts has allowed me to bring a different level of care to those who come in to South Orange County Detox & Treatment and has also helped me to bring hope to those who believe they are swimming in a sea of hopelessness.