Detox Program

Detoxification is one of the first, most important steps to sobriety. Upon arrival, you’ll get checked in and we’ll assess your detox needs. Our doctor will then design a detox program that’s tailored to you. Veritas Detox makes this phase of your recovery as comfortable as possible.

For your drug detox Los Angeles program, our medical doctors and nursing staff are dedicated to helping you break your dependency on drugs and alcohol. This is done through a careful, proven process of detoxification and treatment. Detox is the foundation of your recovery, so it’s crucial that we do it right.

What Is a Detox?

When you take drugs or drink alcohol to the point of chemical dependence, you’ll need to detox if you hope to become sober. Detoxification removes drug and alcohol toxins from of the body. By abstaining from using these substances, the body naturally expels these toxins. During this process, it’s quite normal to experience withdrawal symptoms, and many of these symptoms will cause various levels of discomfort. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Intense cravings and urges
  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Accelerated heart rate
  • Clammy skin

During detoxification, you may feel at your worse, which is why our medical professionals prescribe medications to alleviate the discomfort. During this stage, you may also feel uncontrollable urges to take drugs or drink alcohol. This is normal, and it’s why our medical team is here to monitor you every step of the way.

Everyone detoxes differently. Withdrawal symptoms may be mild to severe, and that depends on the individual and the nature and level of drug or alcohol abuse prior to detox.

As you detox, we’ll also evaluate your progress, monitor medication management, 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.

Once you’re past the detox stage, you can begin our inpatient or outpatient treatment protocols. Though detox is a vital step to reach recovery, it’s not the only step. Detox addresses the removal of the drug from someone’s system, but it does not address the actual addiction, which is the cause of continued drug abuse. Some form of addiction treatment and sober support should always follow detox from drugs of abuse. This is why Veritas works to find the root cause of the addiction, rather than merely treat the symptoms.

Los Angeles Alcohol Detox Program

All substances of abuse can be addictive, but alcohol presents a unique challenge. Excessive alcohol abuse disrupts the brain’s delicate chemical balance, leading to a dangerous dependency that can be especially difficult to break. Depending on the nature and the level of alcohol abuse, the withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe and life-threatening. As an alcohol detox Los Angeles treatment center, we take great measures to ensure that your withdrawal symptoms are properly managed.

In cases of severe alcoholism, symptoms may be brought on by delirium tremens (DT). Delirium tremens is the onset of harsh withdrawal symptoms, which include:

  • Hand tremors
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Severe dehydration
  • Fever
  • Tactile hallucinations
  • Visual hallucinations

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, Veritas Detox is the best choice for alcohol detox in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Drug Detox Program

Between opioids, depressants, methamphetamines, and other drugs, detoxification is a process that’s best supervised by medical professionals. Veritas Detox provides the ideal environment and protocols for detoxing safely. And safety is the most important responsibility when detoxing substances from the body.

As the premier Los Angeles 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. Based on the symptoms the client is experiencing, we prescribe the right dose of comfort medications to ease the withdrawal effects.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Detox Programs

What happens during your detox program?

When you first arrive our medical will screen 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. We get you settled in, start your medical protocols, and vigilantly monitor your progress. The preliminary evaluations are crucial for determining the type of detox protocols that we’ll apply.

How long does the detox process take?

The process typically takes 2-7 days, but it can take longer depending on the substance you are detoxing from. If the substance abuse process was severe, it can take several weeks.

Is detoxing at home dangerous?

Very dangerous. Admitting yourself into a quality drug addiction treatment center is the best way to safely detox from drugs and alcohol. Detoxing at home can be dangerous because you won’t be medically supervised, nor will you have access to comfort medications. Due to medical variability, we cannot guarantee complete safety, but it is far safer to detox in a clinical environment than at your home.

The Veritas Difference

Detox is only one of the first steps of recovery, but it’s also one of the most important. Veritas welcomes you into a serene, accepting environment that’s free of harsh judgments or destructive distractions. You have the space to heal in the speed and manner that you need, without the pressures of the outside world. Your recovery starts at Veritas, where we empower you to take control of your life. Enter a program that will not only detoxify substances but will place you on a path to long term recovery.

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