What is a Medical Detox Program?
When attempting to stop using addictive substances, a physical dependence can cause withdrawal from alcohol or drugs. Substance dependency changes the brain physically and it does not know how to function without the addictive substances, causing withdrawal symptoms. While withdrawal symptoms for the most part can be simply uncomfortable, there are some effects of withdrawal that can be dangerous or life-threatening, such as withdrawal from alcohol which can cause seizures and delirium tremens.
Medical detox programs aim to help those going through the effects of withdrawal, go through it with ease, comfort, and safety. Medically supervised drug or alcohol detox will provide around-the-clock supervision from doctors and nurses who will monitor the person’s vitals and ensure the detox process is going as planned. They will use medication-assisted treatment which eases the effects of withdrawal and can prevent more dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
A medically supervised program provides a strong foundation for ongoing recovery efforts and will allow you to enter inpatient or outpatient rehab with a clear mind and body. Inpatient detox is only the first step in addiction recovery and transitioning into an inpatient or outpatient rehab program will provide addiction treatment for long-term recovery.
Why Choose Medical Detox
There are several benefits to participating in detox treatment programs as opposed to attempting the detox process on your own, including:
- Supervised Detox is Safer
Some addictive substances can cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms but with inpatient detox, you will have a medical team around the clock to ensure you are going through the detox process safely. Also, you eliminate the chance of an accidental overdose which usually happens when those attempting to stop substance abuse relapse early on.
- Increases Chances of Long-Term Recovery
Going cold turkey on your own often results in early relapse because of drug or alcohol withdrawal and cravings. Through a sober living environment and medications that ease withdrawals, you can successfully complete the detox process.
- Less Painful Withdrawal Symptoms
Medications used in detox programs ease withdrawal symptoms, even the extremely painful ones from opioid withdrawal.
- Reduces Loneliness
Detoxification and substance abuse treatment programs provide individual therapy and peer support groups, which can greatly reduce loneliness during this highly difficult time.
- Provides You with Critical Medication and Care
Medically assisted detox provides you with instant access to several FDA-approved medication-assisted treatments used in treating withdrawal symptoms and cravings, as well as a medical team who can prevent and treat severe alcohol withdrawal such as seizures and hallucinations.
- Access to a Drug-Free Environment
Entering a sober living environment will get you away from triggers, influences, and temptations that may lead to an early relapse. You are also able to solely focus on your addiction recovery.
- Prepares You for the Next Stage of Addiction Treatment
Often, the hardest step is getting yourself into drug and addiction treatment. Once your body and mind are clear from substance abuse, you can think more clearly and be more motivated to complete a drug rehab program. You can easily transition into inpatient or outpatient rehab.
TCDLA Medical Detox Programs
The Detox Center of Los Angeles offers medically supervised detox and rehab programs. Our highly skilled staff and fully equipped detox center allow us to treat a wide range of drug and alcohol withdrawal cases. You can comfortably and safely go through the drug detox process at our medical detoxification center and easily transition into inpatient rehab where you will continue working toward long-term recovery. We provide comprehensive drug addiction treatment programs which will address all aspects of your unique substance use disorder.
If you or a loved one is struggling with stopping substance abuse, please consider medical detox at The Detox Center of LA. Contact us today for more information.