When battling substance use disorder, recovery can feel like a major obstacle–knowing where to start can be extremely daunting and overwhelming. It’s vital to have solid support you can trust, giving you the tools to navigate the process confidently.
Detox is a fundamental step to break the chains of addiction and take back control.
Treatment with DetoxLA, a comprehensive drug and alcohol detox center in Los Angeles, gives you the strong foundation to have long-lasting, sustainable recovery from substances to take your life back. Through evidence-driven, cutting-edge treatment programs, you’ll find the start that’s necessary to move forward.
And in going to a Beverly Hills rehabilitation center–one that’s local and close to home–you’ll have access to the follow-up support you need to get you from a successful detox to sustained freedom from substances.
How DetoxLA Supports Your Recovery
DetoxLA provides addiction treatment in Beverly Hills that employs the latest therapeutic techniques and up-to-date treatment methods. Expertise and a passion for providing quality care to those we serve are at the forefront of our practice.
Our Beverly Hills drug rehab center is upscale and private. It’s cultivated for comfort to give you solace from the stressors of daily life–your only focus here is getting better. Our care is completely client-centered. DetoxLA meets all your medical and nutritional needs throughout the detox process with on-site, around-the-clock care and high-quality, personalized meal preparation.
Understanding Detox And Why Support is Vital
Addiction alters both physiological and psychological base functioning, causing your body to become physically dependent on substances. When you undergo detox, you’re essentially bringing your mind and body back to their baseline and removing this dependency–a necessary first step in your recovery process.
And although this process can sound straightforward enough, withdrawal from substances can cause various problems to arise–making it extremely dangerous to do alone. Determining the right treatment program and having the support of educated experts is crucial for detox success and long-term recovery.
To pinpoint the specific detox needs of our clients, DetoxLA walks individuals through a thorough intake process. In our initial over-the-phone assessment, we ask questions to determine the severity of the addiction. From there, we determine the client’s personal and familial history of substance use. After gaining an understanding of where the client is in their addiction, our professionals are able to match them with one of our evidence-based programs.
Our Beverly Hills rehab center offers drug and alcohol detox programs that fit our clients’ wide array of needs.
Programs at Our Beverly Hills Rehab Center
When individuals become accustomed to consuming alcohol regularly and abruptly discontinue use, they can experience physical and mental problems ranging from mild to severe. The severity of withdrawal symptoms depends on the level of dependency an individual has created.
Alcohol withdrawal can cause a person to experience:
- Racing heart-rate
- High blood pressure
In more severe cases, withdrawal can even cause hallucinations or seizures, so it’s vital to have medically-monitored detoxification. The evidence-based treatment provided at Detox LA helps you to weather the symptoms that arise through the process.
And because individuals addicted to alcohol have a physical need to keep drinking, they will often compulsively seek out more alcohol–sometimes going to extreme lengths. To detox, it’s important to remove access to alcohol entirely. Our Beverly Hills alcohol rehab center gives you the safe and isolated environment necessary for you to cut off alcohol use.
Symptoms of heroin withdrawal can be debilitating and, in some instances, life-threatening.
Within the first one to two days of withdrawal, individuals typically experience a runny nose, watery eyes, and intense sweating and yawning.
Further symptoms of heroin withdrawal–usually occurring over the course of several days–include:
- Aching body/muscles
- Sleep disruption
- Cramping and diarrhea
- Increased heart rate
- Elevated blood pressure
- The shakes
Heroin detox can be tricky, and there’s no one way to go about it. Each individual with a dependency on this drug is different, meaning the process can vary from person to person. The staff of experts in our Beverly Hills drug rehab center anticipate and monitor your unique needs to ensure your detox process is successful.
A dependency on benzodiazepines can cause an individual to lose interest in and neglect the responsibilities of daily life. Their focus often becomes centered around obtaining more benzos, completely disrupting their life and chaining them to their addiction.
Benzos are particularly dangerous because of the effects they have on the respiratory system. In large amounts, the medication can cause breathing to slow considerably to the point of losing consciousness–risking an individual slipping into a coma or even causing death.
When an individual can’t obtain more benzos, at best they lapse into uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Sleep disruption
- Unusual sensitivity to light and sound
But at worst, the discontinuation of intake can trigger severe symptoms like seizures and delirium tremens (extremely vivid hallucinations and delusions).
To avoid these complications, it’s best to undergo detoxification in a medically-monitored environment like Detox LA.
Opiates, or opioids, are powerful medications frequently prescribed to temper pain, and due to their strength, they can trigger dependency and addiction. Your brain begins to believe you need this medication to survive, and when use is discontinued, you experience withdrawal.
Symptoms of opiate withdrawal include:
- Excessive amounts of mucus
- Intense yawning
- Intense sweating
- Spontaneous tear production
- Muscle aches
- Sleep disruption
As the withdrawal process progresses, new symptoms can arise. These include:
- Nausea and potential vomiting
- Loose bowels
- Abdominal cramping
- Goose-bumped flesh
Recovery from an opiate addiction is difficult to impossible on your own. That’s why Detox LA’s Beverly Hills drug rehab center is here to help you through every step of the process.
Preparing You For Further Recovery
After a medical detox, you’ll be better able to move forward in your recovery. Your body will have removed the substances from your system and returned to a neutral state of functioning, opening you up to tackling the next steps of the process.
For further recovery, you can attend various therapeutic programs, such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
Detoxification at DetoxLA is the first step in reaping the benefits of these programs to the fullest extent. If you or someone close to you is battling addiction, it may feel as though you have nowhere to turn. This is, in large part, why many people in need of help never actually seek it out.
But there is a path forward. That path begins with DetoxLA’s state-of-the-art medical detox services. We’re committed to helping you prepare for your lasting drug or alcohol sobriety. To learn more, reach out to our clinical staff today at 818.714.7060.