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What to Look for in a Detox Center in Los Angeles

What Happens at a Detox Center? 

Accepting you have a problem with substance abuse and that you need behavioral health treatment to stop using is a massive step for addiction treatment. The first part of addiction treatment is detoxing your body of the substances you abuse. This is probably the most challenging drug and alcohol addiction treatment because withdrawal symptoms can be highly uncomfortable and sometimes even life-threatening. However, you can reduce and even eliminate most withdrawal symptoms when you go through detox at a treatment center in Los Angeles.

Inpatient substance abuse detox at a treatment center in Los Angeles has a team of doctors and nurses with monitor you and your vitals around the clock. They can administer medications to ease symptoms of alcohol or drug withdrawals and to prevent or stop any medical emergencies. When you check-in, a team of medical professionals will perform a thorough physical and psychological assessment so they can create a personalized drug and alcohol detox plan. Our treatment centers are also staffed by therapists and counselors who can help treat those with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After you have completed detox, you can easily transition into drug or alcohol rehab.

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How Long Does it Take to Detox?

The length of alcohol and drug detox varies from person to person. Usually, detox can last between 7 to 10 days for acute withdrawals. However, some mild drug and alcohol detox symptoms can linger for weeks or months. How long detox will take depends on several factors, including how severe the person’s drug addiction was, how long they were dealing with drug or alcohol addiction, their body chemistry, and the state of their health and mental functioning.

Withdrawal Management During Detox

Rehab programs offer medication-assisted treatment during drug and alcohol detox for withdrawal management. This can include medications to stop cravings, some to ease the withdrawal symptoms, and others to stabilize the patient, such as anti-seizure medications. Some medications are simple over-the-counter drugs like anti-nausea and anti-diarrhea medications. Other are FDA-approved prescription medications, including:

  • Methadone: used in opioid detox to stop withdrawal symptoms
  • Suboxone: also, for opioid addiction, it blocks opioid cravings.
  • Naltrexone: used for both opioid addiction and alcohol abuse disorder, it blocks the euphoric effects of the drugs to stop cravings.
  • Disulfiram: used to treat alcohol use disorder by causing very unpleasant effects when even small amounts of alcohol are ingested.
  • Benzodiazepines: eases many alcohol withdrawal symptoms, including insomnia, chills and sweats, headaches, nausea, and vomiting, as well as preventing seizures and tremors.

Benefits of Detox Before Rehab

Medical detox can increase your chances of successful recovery. Namely, you are more likely to complete the detox process with inpatient treatment. Trying to detox alone can easily relapse to offset withdrawal symptoms or because you still may have access to alcohol or drugs. You will also be able to think clearly without drugs and alcohol in your body, allowing you to communicate your needs and goals better. Co-occurring disorders can be spotted once medical detox is complete as well and allows your team of alcohol or drug rehab specialists to create a better addiction treatment plan.

Detox Center for Drugs, RX, and Alcohol – Novo Detox Los Angeles

Novo Detox in Los Angeles has a tremendous medical detox program for all types of substance abuse. You do not have to live in fear of withdrawals; our team of medical professionals will support you along the way with appropriate medications to ease symptoms and cravings. Our dual diagnosis program also helps to address various co-occurring disorders that may be present. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, please give us a call at (844) 834-1777 today to find out how you can start medical detox in Los Angeles.