Medically assisted detox will help those who are physically and mentally dependent on drugs and/or alcohol safely overcome withdrawals. Divine Detox is a medical detox located in the Reseda area of Southern California. We implement medication management into the detox process which will make it much easier for those struggling to get clean and sober. Without proper medication, it will be extremely difficult to get through this vital step on the road to recovery. Medical detoxes haven’t always been around, fifty years ago little was known on how to properly help those struggling through this difficult time. Many people who struggled with addiction issues related to heroin and benzodiazepines were left to experience withdrawal with minimal medications.
What Drugs Require Detox?
Different drugs have varying levels of withdrawal symptoms. There are substances that are strictly mentally addictive, like cocaine. Then there are others that are both mentally and physically addictive, like heroin. If someone enters a medical detox for cocaine or meth abuse, they will be able to receive non-narcotic medications to help them with the anxiety that will occur. They will also be separated from the intense cravings that can easily occur in the outside world. No matter what the substance is, anyone struggling with addiction or abuse issues can benefit by entering a medical detox in California.
When someone attempts to detox themselves or goes through a non-medically assisted detox, their chance of getting through withdrawals will lower significantly. There are some substances that have the potential to be fatal if one is not detoxed properly, like Xanax and alcohol. People who are hooked on either of these must receive medication to ensure their safety. Without meds, there is a high risk of a grand-mal seizure occurring which can lead to heart failure, brain failure, and death. Most luxury detoxes in California understand how crucial medication can be to the detox process; Divine Detox prides itself in being one of the detoxes that prioritizes the safety of patients by providing medically-assisted detox.
Opiates are highly addictive and become an absolute epidemic in our country. When someone enters a detox for opioid addiction it is important that they go through a taper so they experience minimal withdrawals. Without medications like Suboxone or Subutex, one will have intense cold sweats, muscle aches, insomnia, depression, anxiety, vomiting, and diarrhea; making functioning a near impossibility. Suboxone and Subutex are extremely beneficial to those experiencing opiate withdrawals, but if not taken properly they also have the potential for addiction. This is why it is so important that one undergoes detox in a medically supervised setting. No one wants to trade one addiction for another.
How Long is Detox?
Each individual is different and can expect to spend varying amounts of time in a medical detox program. How long someone will spend in detox is primarily determined by their substance of choice and how long they have been abusing it. Even if two people are using the same amount of the same substance, they may spend a different amount of time in detox. One’s physical and mental health also play a role in this. Someone in their 60’s who has been consuming alcohol daily for 20 years can expect to spend more time in detox than a 25-year-old who has had issues with alcohol for a year. Most people who struggle with alcoholism will spend around ten days in our program, but once again, this will vary from person to person.
Those who are hooked on stimulants such as powder cocaine, crack or methamphetamines will typically spend less time in detox than someone with an addiction to opiates. Simulants are short-acting and only remain in the user’s body for a short period of time. People who struggle with an addiction to stimulants will spend around five to seven days in our detox.
People who are physically addicted to heroin or other opiates can expect to spend about a week to ten days in our medical detox. This is not the case for all opiates. Methadone is a long-acting opioid and the detox from this drug can take a month or more. Those who enter our detox program addicted to Suboxone can expect to spend anywhere from two to four weeks in our detox. It all depends on the person and how quickly their body is able to get back to normal. We never want to rush anyone through detox as it can be detrimental to their recovery.
Want to Know More?
If you or someone you care about are in need of medical detox, please contact our toll-free line at any time. One of our staff members is always standing by ready to help you take the first step toward bettering your life. Calls into our office are always free of charge and your conversation with our staff is 100% confidential. Divine Detox is here to help make the road to recovery easier to travel, please do not try to do this alone, help is available.