Opioid Detoxification Center in Los Angeles
Our Los Angeles Opioid Detox Center
Opiate drugs are highly addictive, but they are prescribed to millions of people across the globe. When used safely, opioid drugs can help individuals overcome surgery or chronic pain.
Unfortunately, the highly addictive nature of opioids means that individuals can become addicted and develop a dependency after just a few doses. This fact means that millions of people suffer from opioid addiction worldwide.
Whenever individuals become addicted, they often seek out higher doses of the substance in order to feel the same feelings or high as before. Once an individual develops this tolerance, they can be diagnosed with a substance use disorder.
Furthermore, tolerance to the opiate results in withdrawal symptoms whenever the individual stops using the substance or decreases the amount they use. These withdrawal symptoms are very painful and can be dangerous.
Despite the discomfort that comes with opioid withdrawal, the first step in anyone’s journey to recovery is detox. During the detox process, individuals will experience opioid withdrawal while they are ridding their body of the substances.
Because of the dangers and pain associated with opioid withdrawal, it’s best to detox with the help of an opioid detox center. An opioid detox facility is specifically equipped to help manage pain and make the detox process as safe as possible.
Veritas Detox offers an opioid detox program in Los Angeles. Our program provides you with comprehensive medical care so that the opioid detox process is as safe and comfortable as possible. Contact Veritas Detox today to learn more about our opioid detox center.
What Are Opioid Detox Symptoms?
Everyone knows that detoxing from opioids is painful and comes with many uncomfortable symptoms. Most individuals do not know what the individual symptoms look like. Knowing what opioid withdrawal looks like can help you face detox with more knowledge and confidence.
The most common symptoms of opioid detox include:
- Strong cravings to use
- Loss of appetite
- Dilated pupils
- Aching muscles or bones
- Depressed mood
- Teary eyes
- Restlessness and irritability
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Runny nose
- Nausea and vomiting
The severity of these symptoms will depend on numerous factors. Most notably, the specific opioid you use, how long you’ve been using, how regularly you use, your general dose, and your physical and mental health all impact the severity of the symptoms.
Additionally, not everyone experiences all the symptoms above. Each detox process is uniquely different, which means you might not experience all the symptoms.
Short-Acting Opioids vs Long-Acting Opioids
It’s important to understand that opioids are classified in one of two categories: short-acting opioids and long-acting opioids. Long-acting opioids stay in your system longer than short-acting opioids, which means you will experience the symptoms longer. The withdrawal timeline for the symptoms will vary based on whether you use short-acting opioids or long-acting opioids.
Short-acting opioids include heroin. Symptoms will normally begin 6 to 12 hours after your last use and then peak 24 to 72 hours after your last use. The symptoms normally taper away within 5 to 7 days, but the symptoms may last for up to 10 days for severe cases.
Long-acting opioids include methadone, morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone, and fentanyl. Symptoms may not begin until 2 to 4 days after your last use, but symptoms normally peak around 72 hours after your last use. Your symptoms may continue for three weeks after your last use before subsiding.
Why Should I Not Detox From Opioid Alone?
Many individuals who suffer from opioid addiction believe that they can detox from opioids alone. Although there are occasional success stories, you should never detox from opioids alone. Doing so is painful, dangerous, and often ineffective.
Opioid detox comes with many painful side effects and symptoms. These symptoms are often so painful that individuals experience extreme emotional and physical distress. By detoxing on your own, you will experience all these feelings and pain without any support or help.
Detoxing from opioids alone is very dangerous. The symptoms themselves can indirectly cause further injury and sometimes death.
Not to mention, many individuals relapse and overdose following a self-medicated detox. Due to the extreme pain they feel, they relapse and use more of the opioid than they should and overdose as a result. Overdose deaths are incredibly common after an individual detoxes alone.
As described above, many individuals relapse shortly after attempting a detox on their own. Detoxing is very painful and difficult if you do not have the medical resources to undergo the process safely and comfortably. Consequently, the vast majority of people who attempt to detox on their own relapse shortly after.
Veritas Detox’s Opioid Detox Program
Although you should never detox from opioids alone, there are options that provide you a safe and comfortable place to detox. Veritas Detox is a top opioid detox center in Los Angeles. Our opioid detox facility is specifically designed to help individuals detox from opioids in a safe and comfortable manner.
With the help of our opioid detox process, you can detox more comfortably and more safely. At the same time, you are more likely to achieve long lasting recovery. Individuals who participate in opioid detox programs are much more likely to continue on the recovery and fight relapse.
Veritas Detox provides a comprehensive opioid detox program. Here is a look at what our program looks like:
Whenever you first arrive at our facility, we will conduct medical and psychological assessments to determine your health, state of mind, and other relevant factors. These assessments are used to determine if detox is safe for you at this time. The assessments also are used to create a detox and treatment plans specific to your needs.
These medical assessments are what allow you to receive top care at our facility. Doctors will know exactly what is going on inside you so we can create a detox and treatment plan designed around your addiction, story, and future goals.
Once the assessments are over, we will begin the medical detox process. The detox process will look different for every individual based on the substances in their system and how much of the substances are present. Our team will be by your side throughout the entire process and administer medications as needed to ensure you are safe.
Detox is only the first step in your journey of recovery. After detox, you need addiction treatment so you can have long lasting recovery.
Veritas Detox offers a variety of addiction treatment opportunities. We offer residential inpatient treatment, aftercare planning, and even family support. Our facility is equipped to deal with dual diagnosis as well. These treatment opportunities will help you achieve long lasting recovery, long after your detox is complete.
Our Los Angeles drug & alcohol addiction treatment center offers a beautiful and peaceful environment to begin your journey of healing. Take a virtual tour of our breathtaking treatment facility.
Find out if your insurance will cover your treatment. Fill out the form and one of our treatment consultants will contact you regarding your insurance coverage and how you start the admissions process.
We offer the full spectrum of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Our treatment includes detox, inpatient care, and aftercare planning on an individualized level. We’re excited to help you break free from addiction.
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If you or a loved one is addicted to opioids, it’s time to get help and begin your recovery. However, never detox from opioids by yourself. Instead, detox with the help of an opioid detox facility.
Veritas Detox provides an opioid detox program that can help you detox safely and comfortably, kickstarting your journey to sobriety on the right foot. Contact Veritas Detox today to learn more about our opioid detox program in Los Angeles.
In our inpatient program, you will have access to a wide range of therapies and treatments designed to help you fully understand your addiction and break free from it. What’s more, you will have a team of medical professionals who are dedicated to you and your recovery.
This means you will get more one-on-one treatment time than you would in an outpatient program. In addition to receiving high-quality care, you will also have the opportunity to create life-long bonds with other people who are on the path to recovery.
And you will have the chance to make new friends and learn from people who are going through similar struggles. These new relationships can help you stay sober and truly flourish in recovery.
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Get the Help You Need at Veritas Detox
Veritas Detox provides inpatient detoxification and residential inpatient treatment for people struggling with substance use disorder. We specialize in helping people overcome addiction, gain control of their lives again, and transition into the next chapter of their lives, free from substance abuse.
Veritas Detox is your highly rated, licensed, and certified residential treatment center in Los Angeles. We offer a comfortable and supportive environment where patients can focus on recovery without being interrupted by outside pressures.
At Veritas Detox, we have excellent clinical staff members who are trained in providing evidence-based treatment. We believe that everyone deserves a chance at a better life, and we are here to help you get there.
We Accept Most Insurance Providers
Veritas Detox works with most insurance providers. Our admissions team works around-the-clock to ensure that those that need help have the access to get it. Verify your benefits and one of our treatment consultants will get back to you with more information on how you can get started.
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