Drug & Alcohol Detox in California
Detoxification at Hillcrest Recovery
Detoxification is one of the first and most important steps to lasting recovery. When someone is addicted to a substance, there are two components that must be addressed: physical and psychological. Detox addresses the physical component, as you remove toxins and cut off the chemical dependency on the substance. When you arrive at Hillcrest Recovery, our medical staff will assess you to determine the level of drugs or alcohol in your system and get a detailed understanding of your health. From there, our onsite MD will create an individualized detox protocol. Our staff will be there to help you manage your withdrawal symptoms during your stay. Our Chatsworth drug and alcohol detox program allows your mind and body to heal from a fresh slate.
What Happens During Detox?
If your drug or alcohol usage was heavy, you’ll undergo a detox to remove all traces of drugs and alcohol from the body. After that, you can start therapy.
As you detox, we’ll monitor your progress, provide medications whenever necessary, and log vitals throughout the day. Whether it’s a drug detox or an alcohol detox (or a mixture of the two), our program’s goal is to safely remove toxins from your body.
Detox Timeline & Withdrawal Symptoms
During detox, you are abstaining from these substances. When these substances are reduced and removed from the body, the brain is forced to adjust to this sudden drop in chemicals. This is what causes withdrawal symptoms, which can make the detox process uncomfortable.
Physical Symptoms Include:
Psychological Symptoms Include:
Severe Symptoms Include:
These symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on the nature of your substance abuse and the amount of substances that are in the body at the start of the detox.
These symptoms can be very unpleasant. You may feel the impulse to return to substance abuse. Our medical team is here to reduce the severity of these symptoms through comfort medications and to help you manage any urges. This is why attempting to detox alone is dangerous. You won’t have a medical team to monitor you and prevent the symptoms from becoming too severe. Because detoxing alone is rarely successful, you may become demotivated, further obstructing your path to recovery.
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Alcohol Detox in California
According to the National Use Survey on Drug Use and Health, there are over 14.4 million people with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Sadly, only 7.9% of people with AUD received treatment last year. Alcohol is a sneaky, dangerous substance when abused, and a chemical dependency can be hard to break if you’re detoxing without medical assistance.
As a Chatsworth alcohol detox center, we provide the right structure and environment for you to detox off of alcohol safely. For those with severe withdrawal symptoms, it’s absolutely imperative that they are monitored by a professional medical team. Undergoing a detox alone is not recommended, and can pose a significant danger to your health.
Your alcohol detox must be supervised by a qualified medical team. With skilled and experienced doctors and nursing staff that’s prepared to monitor your progress, Vertias Detox is the best choice for alcohol detox in Chatsworth.
California Drug Detox Center
According to the CDC, nearly 70,000 people died of drug overdose. Whether it’s opioids, depressants, methamphetamines, or other drugs, these substances rob so many people of their future. Detox is a necessary step to overcoming drug addiction, but it’s imperative that it’s done with the proper medical supervision.
As the preferred Chatsworth drug detox center, we emphasize comfort during detox. When expelling toxins from the body, you may experience withdrawal symptoms that range from mild to severe. The length and severity of the detox symptoms will depend on the nature of the drug abuse, the type of drugs, and the amount of time the drugs were abused. In order to help patients to cope with the withdrawal symptoms, they will be given appropriately controlled medication as part of the detox process. While there is any single medication that prevents all withdrawal symptoms, there are some types of medication that help to ease anxiety and depression, prevent insomnia, reduce anxiety, and counteract as many other problems. Our goal is to make your detox as comfortable and safe as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions About Detox
What does the detox process look like?
When you arrive, our medical staff will conduct screenings of your physical and mental health. We’ll take blood tests to determine the amount of drugs in your body, ask you questions regarding your history of substance abuse, get an understanding of any potential mental health issues, and discuss your psychiatric history. During this stage, we’ll get you settled in and will begin your detox protocol. If necessary, we’ll provide the appropriate comfort medications to reduce your withdrawal symptoms.
Is Detoxing Safe?
Detoxing under the guidance of a medical team is the safest way to detox. When compared to detoxing alone, you are much safer and have a much higher chance of success. Detoxing at home can be very dangerous because you won’t have any medical supervision. Heavy users of drugs and alcohol can experience severe symptoms, which can be dangerous to deal with alone. If you’re ready to beat your addiction, it’s always best to find a real detox center with a professional medical team.
How long does the detox process take?
The process typically takes seven to ten days, but it can take longer depending on the substance you are detoxing from. If substance abuse was severe, it can take several weeks.
Detox in Californiawith Hillcrest Recovery
Attempting to overcome a dependency on drugs and alcohol can be frustrating if done alone. At Hillcrest Recovery, you have the ideal environment and support system to help you every step of the way. By detoxing with Hillcrest, you choose to detox with safety and care and are putting yourself in a position for lasting success.
We Accept Most Insurance
Insurance companies recognize addiction as a medical condition and something that must be treated. Hillcrest Recovery works with most insurance providers. Contact our admissions staff to receive information on the verification process and treatment options.