Frequently Asked Questions

At DetoxLA, our mission is to help you (or a loved one) break free from the chains of addiction. Offering quality, evidence-based medical detox programs for many forms of addiction, we help our clients take the first steps on a path toward lasting, stable sobriety.

Finding the right treatment center or program is a daunting task. To make this as smooth and easy a process as possible, we’re answering some of the questions you may have as you explore addiction treatment options.

“Our mission is to help you become a better, healthier you.”

— Joseph Grossman, CEO


Let us give you a better understanding of our methods, techniques, and values.


What is medical detox treatment?

The best way to explain medical detox treatment is to put it into context.

After drinking alcohol or using drugs habitually for a period of time, an individual will become physiologically dependent on the substance. And when he or she attempts to stop imbibing the substance, that individual will experience symptoms of withdrawal, which is the body reacting to the absence of a substance it’s accustomed to having.

Being physiologically dependent on a substance makes recovery quite difficult. Can you even imagine trying to concentrate on treatment while dealing with withdrawal?

That’s where medical detox treatment comes in. Medical detox treatment is a type of clinical care that often occurs as the first stage of recovery. This program addresses withdrawal using a variety of treatment methods, including medicinal when necessary.


How long does medical detox take?

The length of time required to complete medical detox treatment varies according to a number of factors, which include:

  • Substance
  • Length of time addicted
  • History of addiction/recovery
  • Co-occurring health conditions

Typically, people spend about one week completing a medical detox program. However, it’s important to realize that the time needed to successfully detox can vary.


What does the intake process look like?

At DetoxLA, our intake process can be broken into three main phases, which are:

  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Orientation

The first phase, Assessment, is our initial consultation with a prospective client. In most cases, this takes place on the phone or over video chat. During the Assessment, our goal is to get an understanding of the client’s basic needs. We answer questions like: Which substance is he/she addicted to? How long has he/she been addicted?

Similar to the first phase, the Evaluation phase gives us the opportunity to get more acquainted with the client’s needs and preferences. To do this, we get more in-depth information about the client, including his/her history with recovery and whether he/she has co-occurring or comorbid conditions. With this information, we construct an individualized treatment plan for the client.

Finally, there’s the Orientation phase, which is exactly how it sounds: We help the client to prepare for the start of the medical detox program.


What programs are offered at DetoxLA?

DetoxLA offers one program, which is our Medical Detox Program. Then below that program, we offer several specializations or sub-programs, which include:

There are many similarities between these sub-programs, there are a couple of differences. Several sub-programs take a different approach to stabilization, like for alcohol and benzodiazepines. Because detoxification can be dangerous when these kinds of substances are involved, additional resources are sometimes needed to ensure client safety throughout the process.

Ready to take the next step?

If your question wasn’t answered in our FAQs, or if you’re ready to take the next step, then we’d love to hear from you.

Simply contact us by whichever means is most convenient to you.

5537 Sylvia Ave
Tarzana, CA 91356
1 833 DETOX LA
(1 833 338 6952)