MEDICAL DETOX PROGRAM

What You Should Know About
Our Los Angeles Detox Program

A detox program is often the first step on the journey of recovery. To maximize each individual's experience in our drug treatment program, the West Valley Detox Program helps clients to overcome the physical aspects of addiction.

While in our Los Angeles Detox Program, clients benefit from an incredible 3-to-1 client-to-clinician ratio, the extensive experience of our talented staff, and luxurious accommodations at our facilities.

Some of the amenities our clients enjoy include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gender-neutral restrooms
  • Comfortable queen-sized beds
  • Clean, spacious bedrooms
What is Withdrawal?

Withdrawal refers to the adverse physiological effects someone suffering from addiction experiences after abruptly ceasing his or her use of drugs or alcohol.

In many situations, it's appropriate to further differentiate between different types of withdrawal, including alcoholic withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal, and opioid withdrawal.

Common Withdrawal Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Shifts in mood
  • Hot flashes & cold chills
  • Nausea
  • Muscle & joint pain
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Tremors & shaking

Do I Need a Medical Detox Program?

The habitual use of alcohol or drugs over a prolonged period of time triggers important physiological changes.

With repeated use of alcohol or drugs, the body begins to adjust to accommodate the ever-present substance. In particular, the brain adjusts its neurochemistry as alcohol or drugs become a consistent source of those neurotransmitters. This puts the individual in a situation where the body experiences a deficit in those neurochemicals when alcohol or drugs are unavailable.

When this occurs, the individual will experience negative effects, which can include things like restlessness, anxiety, mild-to-moderate pain (particularly in joints), nausea, and insomnia; these are symptoms associated with withdrawal.

The purpose of a medical detox program is to help individuals who are addicted to alcohol or drugs overcome the physical and physiological aspects of their addictions. This will allow them to begin participating in a substance abuse rehabilitation program without the discomfort (and distraction) of withdrawal symptoms.

But detox treatment is for more than comfort. With certain substances, detoxing can be dangerous, particularly when it comes to alcohol and certain prescription drugs, like benzodiazepines. However, in a medical detox program, patients benefit from round-the-clock medical supervision and care to ensure their safety throughout the detoxification process.

Woman relaxing at medical detox center

What to Expect From
Our Medical Detox Program

The intake process for our medical detox program begins with an initial evaluation and assessment. This lets us establish the client's background to create a customized treatment plan, which may include medication-assisted therapy.

Upon admission to our luxurious facility, the client is provided residential accommodations in addition to round-the-clock care and supervision. Our goal is to provide the maximum amount of comfort and a clean, stable environment in which to detox from alcohol or drugs safely and successfully.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the West Valley Detox Medical Detox Program, contact us today to speak with one of our admissions coordinators.

West Valley Detox Treatment, Rehabilitation, Tarzana, CA
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