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Top Rated Prescription Drug Rehab in Los Angeles

The Detox Center of Los Angeles is a top-rated drug and alcohol recovery center for substance abuse treatment in Los Angeles, California.  We offer personalized, comprehensive inpatient care provided by credentialed and experienced medical professionals, therapists, and other treatment providers. 

Why Choose TDCLA

The Detox Center of LA is a safe place where you can receive effective treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in Los Angeles, ensuring that you will get the correct types of treatment you need for your unique case.

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The Detox Center Los Angeles

Substance abuse treatment for Rx drugs or prescription medications is available at The Detox Center of L.A. Millions of people struggle with prescription drug abuse each year, and finding the right types of treatments that will work for you or one of your loved ones is an important initial step in the addiction recovery process.  At The Detox Center of Los Angeles, we offer many different types of treatments within our levels of care.  Our levels of care include medically assisted drug detox protocols, residential treatment programs, and outpatient rehab therapy.  When choosing between rehab programs, it’s a good idea to get as many details as possible so you can assess what types of treatments will be right for you or one of your loved ones.  At The Detox Center of Los Angeles, we can help you make those vital decisions regarding treatment programs.

Within our residential treatment programs, we have many different types of behavioral health therapy options, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy DBT.  As part of our outpatient rehab, we have specialized treatment plans like Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), among other options.  Additionally, we coordinate 12-step programs for our clients as they complete their rehab treatment programs.  Overall, The Detox Center of Los Angeles provides comprehensive services to all of our clients in order to help them be successful in their addiction recovery.  If you or one of your loved ones would like to hear more about our levels of care and addiction programs, please give us a call today. 

What Is RX Rehab Like?

Prescription drug rehab can take on many forms.  At The Detox Center of Los Angeles, we offer flexible, fully customized, holistic approaches to alcohol and drug rehab.  Rx drug rehab can include drug detox, inpatient treatment, and outpatient rehab as parts of an individual’s overall addiction recovery care plan.  Individualized treatment for substance use disorders can be the key to a person becoming clean and sober.  Prescription opioids and other medications can be highly addictive, and it’s important to remember that even though they are ordered by a doctor, they can still be dangerous substances if not used correctly. 

Synthetic opioid abuse has become a major part of the opioid epidemic that has been a problem in the United States over the last two decades. Rehab programs have made great strides in offering treatment plans that are flexible and can help the most people possible. This is in part due to the different ways substance abuse occurs when it comes to synthetic opioids.  In some cases, people who have been prescribed synthetic opioids for pain management develop a tolerance even while using the medication as directed.  If this occurs, some individuals choose to increase their dosage on their own, inadvertently beginning a habit of substance abuse. In other circumstances,  people struggling with substance use disorders will “borrow” medications from friends or family members under the guise of needing them for a legitimate reason.  This form of substance abuse can be for self-medication reasons or for recreational use.  A third was people abuse one Rx drug or another is by getting them on the black market for recreational use. This is sometimes in lieu of heroin if prescription medications are easier to get at the moment. 

Rx rehab can help people in any of these situations with their substance use disorders. By taking advantage of the treatment options available, the habits, behaviors, and triggers that led individuals to Rx drug abuse can be addressed. 

What To Expect During RX Rehab

Inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment can each be a part of a person’s overall care.  If a person has developed a drug addiction, they will most likely experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using an Rx drug or when they try to draw down the dosage they are regularly taking. If this is the case, drug detox will need to be accomplished before any of the rehab levels of care.  While drug detox is possible to accomplish at home, problems can arise.  First, if a person does not take part in an inpatient drug detox program, they have access to the substance they have been abusing.  Second, withdrawal symptoms from prescription opioids and other substances can be severe, and cause medical issues that may need to be addressed. Opioid withdrawal can cause the following effects:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Trouble sleeping or insomnia
  • Body aches or muscle spasms
  • Severe headaches
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucination
  • High blood pressure
  • Excessive sweating or cold sweats

Once a person completes the opioid detox process, they can begin their drug rehab therapy in Los Angeles.  If they went through drug detox as part of an overall residential rehab program, they can continue with an inpatient treatment plan.  As part of an inpatient treatment plan, clients can take advantage of many different therapy options at The Detox Center of LA.  Some of the prescription drug rehab options include treatment approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Multidimensional family therapy (MDFT)
  • Family or couples counseling
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Holistic therapy, e.g., yoga and meditation
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Educational workshops
  • Occupational therapy or skills training
  • 12-steps to recovery programs or referrals
  • Process groups
  • Life skills

Once a person completes a residential treatment plan, it’s a good idea to continue with outpatient rehab.  Outpatient therapy can also include many of the options listed above.  This way a person’s treatment for the abuse of prescription medications can continue smoothly while they return to work or school or other life responsibilities. Referral to a twelve-step program, like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous for continued support from peers and counselors. 

How Long Does RX Rehab in Los Angeles Last?

Rx drug rehab or treatment for prescription medications can last varying lengths, depending on what levels of care a person takes part in and the level of their drug abuse or drug addiction.  For example, drug detox can take from a few days to a few months.  The longer periods of time usually include a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) which uses specialized medicines that help wean people off specific substances including illegal or prescription opioids. Inpatient Rx drug rehab is usually offered in a 30, 60, or 90-day residential treatment plan.  This can be customized, too, and there are individualized substance abuse treatment plans that are offered in residential recovery centers. An outpatient treatment program is even more flexible.  It’s important for drug rehab patients to be confident in their ability to operate in society without regular behavioral therapy sessions before they complete treatment. This being the case, there really is no set period of time that can be predetermined for a person’s drug rehabilitation. 

Top Abused Prescription Drugs

Prescription opioids are one of the most popular substances to abuse and have caused problems for federal, state, and local governments as they try to stem the tide of opioid abuse and opioid overdoses. If you think one of your loved ones is abusing prescription medications, you should be aware of these signs:

  • Misuse of prescription drugs
  • Using opioid drugs prescribed to someone else
  • Using the substance mainly to get “high” (recreational use)
  • Overpowering cravings
  • Frequent use or taking larger doses
  • Denying the addiction
  • Exercising poor judgment or recklessness
  • Behaving hostile, irrational, or aggressive
  • Anxiety develops if you don’t get the drug
  • Financial, relationship, or work-related problems
  • Lack of interest in socializing

If a person is abusing prescription medications, they may use whatever they can acquire most easily, and not be set on one particular Rx drug.  This can be very dangerous as dosages differ from medicine to medicine, which can lead to an opioid overdose.  Here are a few prescription opioids that are commonly abused:

  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Tramadol
  • Buprenorphine
  • Oxymorphone

Methadone Detox in Los Angeles

Methadone is one of three prescription medications used in the process of drug detox for heroin and prescription opioids. Each of these medications is administered under medical supervision.  This type of drug rehab for some substance use disorders is referred to as replacement therapy or Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).  The concept is that one of the three prescription opioid medicines that are used for this purpose is ordered at a controlled dosage and a patient is then weaned off that substance until all toxins have been removed from their body. Patients often begin group therapy sessions during this type of treatment to get a jumpstart on their behavioral health care. 

Why Choose The Detox Center of LA for RX Rehab

At The Detox Center of Los Angeles, we offer several different levels of care and many prescription drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs that can help a person make a positive change in their life.  By offering drug detox, residential rehab, and outpatient treatment options, we can provide a continuum of care for our clients that helps them begin their addiction recovery.  If you or one of your loved ones is struggling with addiction or substance use disorders, call us today.