Recovering from drug and alcohol abuse is not a singular event. Instead, recovery is a process that

comprises several important steps.

The first and most crucial step in recovery is detoxification. While detox is essential for lasting recovery, you may have heard horror stories about the pain and discomfort of withdrawal symptoms. While the anxiety and uncertainty about drug detox is understandable, it is needed to help you regain your health and mental well-being. When you successfully complete detox, it

will give you a better chance at long-term recovery.

If you are looking for drug treatment, finding a treatment program that features quality medical detox

services is imperative. West Valley Detox is one of the premier medical detox facilities in Southern California. To learn more about our services, call West Valley Detox toll-free today.

That's where our detox program comes in.

Take the first step toward lasting sobriety with our medically-assisted detox program in Southern California.

What is a drug & alcohol detox program?

Detoxification is a set of interventions that help newly recovering addicts better tolerate the withdrawal symptoms experienced when they stop using substances. Long-term drug and alcohol use significantly alters brain functioning. Over time, people become dependent on substances to function on a daily basis. When a person abruptly quits using drugs, the brain will “short circuit.” As a response, both the body and brain will experience a variety of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms that can be extremely uncomfortable and painful to endure.

Drug and alcohol detox programs allow those newly recovering to gradually withdraw from drugs and alcohol in a safe and comfortable environment. In most detox treatment centers, experienced medical staff will constantly monitor the client’s overall health and mental well-being. Treatment staff will utilize

many interventions, including medications, nutrition therapy, and other interventions to help make the

detox process more comfortable.

The concept of medical detoxification can be traced back to the 1970s. Prior to that time, drug and alcohol abuse was viewed as a criminal offense. As a result, people were often arrested and were held in local jails in places called “drunk tanks” with little or no help. However, perceptions shifted from

addiction as a criminal offense to a condition that needs compassionate and expert treatment with the rise of the medical model of addiction.

Do you need

Detox Treatment

After using alcohol or drugs daily for an extended period of time, individuals will experience withdrawal after a short period of time without the substance.

In some cases, withdrawal symptoms can become so severe as to be life-threatening.

Medically-assisted detox allows clients to detox from alcohol and drugs safely under the care and supervision of trained, experienced professionals.

Medically-assisted care

When needed, medical intervention can be applied to maintain safety and comfort

Maximum comfort

Our detox program offers comfortable, home-like accommodations

Round-the-clock support

Clients receive supervision and support at all times to ensure their success

Highly nutritious meals

We help the body to heal through optimal nutrition and gourmet meals prepared on-site daily

"The staff individually spends time with every single patient and the accommodations are to die for…"

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Former client

the dangers of going

Cold Turkey

While undergoing alcohol detox in Los Angeles, California, is crucial to the recovery process, people may feel that quitting “cold turkey” or utilizing self-invented detox methods is more appealing. People may try these in order to “cure” themselves or use them because they have heard others who were able to kick their habits in this manner. While these methods are more appealing, they will do more harm than


At best, these self-created detox methods work in the short term. Once an individual experiences withdrawal symptoms, the pain and discomfort of these symptoms may be too much to bear alone. As a result, they often turn back to substance use. If a person is addicted to multiple substances or has underlying medical issues, the withdrawal symptoms they experience can be life-threatening and can be fatal in some cases.

That is why medical detoxification is so essential in the recovery process. Under constant supervision, patients are better able to navigate withdrawals in a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment.

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Understanding detox

withdrawal symptoms & Timeline

The withdrawal symptoms that you can experience are dependent on a number of factors. These factors include your age, general health, the type of substance abused and length of time it was abused, the concentration of substances in your system, and if you are using multiple substances at once.

Physical Symptoms
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Considerable muscle and bone pain
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Excessive sweating
  • Tremors
Physical Symptoms
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • Panic attacks
  • Confusion
  • Irritability and agitation
  • Short-term memory loss
Severe Symptoms
  • Tactile, audio, and visual hallucinations
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Seizures
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Coma

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what to expect When Entering a

Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Detox

When you enter an alcohol detox in Los Angeles, California, you will find a clean, well-maintained facility and staffed by highly credentialed and experienced medical personnel. These facilities feature

comfortable and set-up rooms to be relaxing and conducive to the medical detox process. When undergoing detox, the process takes place in three distinct steps:


The second step in the detox process is stabilization. Treatment staff will primarily utilize medication-assisted therapy to help the patient better tolerate withdrawal symptoms. Staff may also use other interventions such as nutrition therapy or recreational therapy. These interventions will help you become both physically and psychologically stable.


The second step in the detox process is stabilization. Treatment staff will primarily utilize medication-assisted therapy to help the patient better tolerate withdrawal symptoms. Staff may also use other interventions such as nutrition therapy or recreational therapy. These interventions will help you become both physically and psychologically stable.

Entry Into Treatment

The third and final phase of medical detox is your entry into treatment. During this final phase, treatment staff will prepare you to enter intensive drug treatment. Staff will advise you on the importance of being motivated and following through with all phases of substance abuse treatment and care—including any aftercare programming recommended and set up by staff. If you completed a medical detox program in the past but were unsuccessful in completing a drug treatment program, a

written treatment contract may be written up where you agree to participate in a care plan.

What we offer

When a client enrolls in a West Valley Detox treatment program, our primary goal is to arm them with the knowledge, confidence, and support to achieve total health and lasting wellness. To do this, we employ many valuable tools and resources, such as:

  • Round-the-clock support
  • Many recreational activities
  • Industry-leading clinicians
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Inclusive programs
  • Nutritious meals made on-site
  • Multidisciplinary curriculum
  • In-depth recovery planning
  • Luxurious accommodations

Our Medical Detox Facility in California

West Valley Detox is a premier detox facility in Southern California that features evidence-based treatment that is proven to work—no matter the severity of your addiction. We offer medically assisted care from experienced and compassionate medical staff who is attentive to your needs as your condition changes. You will receive the proper medical interventions to maintain safety and comfort as you withdraw from drugs.

We have treatment staff around the clock, and our treatment team will closely supervise your progress through the detox process. You will have the support needed to ensure that the detox process is a success. Our detox facility also features comfortable, home-like accommodations, which will provide you with a relaxed atmosphere. Additionally, we help you heal through optimal nutrition with meals served on site.

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Don't Wait any longer

Get the Help You Need Right at Our Luxury Drug Rehab Programs in Los Angeles

Supervised medical detoxification provides a solid foundation for your long-term recovery. While you may feel uncertain and even feel scared of the detox process, West Valley Detox is here to help you. Our Los Angeles drug detox programs are thoroughly researched, proven effective, and administered by experienced medical staff. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you regain your physical and mental health. Our state-of-the-art facilities and around-the-clock care will make the withdrawal process much more comfortable and less painful. Are you ready to take that critical first step? Call West Valley Detox toll-free right now and start the healing process.

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Julie G.


My cousin went here and detoxed. He also stayed two weeks after… [and] hasn’t touched anything since then. The clinical team did such a great job with him. I would recommend anyone to go to West Valley Detox for their addiction [recovery] needs . Thank you, team.

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Paige G.


West Valley deserves more than 5 stars. They… made me feel comfortable before even walking in the door. I did one month at this rehab and had the most life-changing experience with them. Never have I been to a place that took such amazing, generous, kind, supportive care. I am truly grateful for what they did for me… and I would recommend this place to everyone!

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Laura S.


My best friend… completed a 30-day treatment program [here] and it has changed her life. She has been sober for over 6 months now. Everyone was extremely attentive to all of her needs and got her back on her feet. She is thriving and doing better than ever. Thank you to everyone at West Valley Detox for all that you do.

Join the many West Valley Detox alumni who have closed the book on addiction and started new chapters of their lives.

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