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Opioid Detoxification Center in Los Angeles

Opioid Detox

Opioid Detox Center in Los Angeles

Opioid withdrawal can be one of the major hurdles to recovering from dependence and addiction. It’s not easy to go through withdrawal, with symptoms being uncomfortable to the point they can trigger a relapse. During a medical detox, you’re kept safe and comfortable by experienced clinical staff.

If you’re in the process of finding an opioid detox center in Los Angeles for yourself or a loved one, consider Veritas Detox. Our opioid withdrawal program is medically managed to help clients detox from substances and begin their road to recovery.


To help you reach lasting sobriety, we must first cleanse the mind and body of drugs and alcohol. Your detox will be supervised by our MD.

Residential Inpatient

Our residential inpatient program allows you to disconnect from the outside world and really dive deep into our therapies.

Partial Hospitalization

Our Partial Hospitalization Program allows you to receive vital, high-quality care without needing to stay on our facility full-time.

Aftercare Planning

From the moment you enter our program, we begin planning for your life after rehab. We provide resources, therapies, and more to continue helping you post-treatment.

Alumni Program

Meet and connect with individuals that have been in your shoes. Our Alumni community of past and present clients are always ready to provide guidance.


To really beat addiction, we must identify and treat any co-occurring mental health conditions that are acting as a roadblock to your recovery.

Opioid Effects on the Brain and Body

Opioids are a class of drugs, including prescription pain medicines and illegal drugs like heroin and black-market fentanyl. Opioids attach to brain receptors and receptors in other areas of the body. In doing so, they have the following effects:

  • Pain relief: Opioids work by binding to mu-opioid receptors, which, when activated, block the transmission of pain signals and change the perception of pain.
  • Pleasure and euphoria: The pleasant feelings opioids create contribute to the high abuse potential. Opioids trigger the release of dopamine in certain brain regions. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter linked with pleasure and reward.
  • Central nervous system depression: Opioids depress or reduce the activity of the central nervous system, leading to drowsiness, relaxation, and sedation. When high doses are taken, this can be a dangerous or deadly effect. High opioid doses can cause respiratory depression, leading to an overdose that can be life-threatening.
  • Physical dependence: Repeated opioid use can lead the body to develop a tolerance, requiring bigger doses to get the same effects. Physical dependence can also occur, and once this happens, if you stop abruptly or without medical help, you can experience withdrawal symptoms.
  • Addiction: There’s a significant potential for addiction to opioids because of the pleasure and euphoria they trigger.
  • Constipation: Opioids impact the smooth muscles in the digestive tract, slowing down bowel movements and causing potentially severe constipation.
  • Nausea and vomiting: There’s a stimulation of the chemoreceptor trigger zone in the brain, making nausea and vomiting a major side effect of opioids.

As you’re seeking an opioid drug detox, it’s important to connect with a center like Veritas Detox that understands all of the implications of opioid use, mentally and physically.

Opioid Dependence vs. Addiction

Dependence and addiction to opioids are related concepts, but they’re references to different components of the relationship between an individual and the substances. Dependence and addiction both involve changes in the brain and body but with different characteristics.

Opioid dependence is the physical adaptation of the body to the presence of opioids. Your body adjusts to the continuous presence of opioids, and if you suddenly stop at this point, you may have withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms are physical and psychological. Even when someone uses prescription opioids as intended by their healthcare team for pain management, dependence can occur.

Addiction involves not only physical dependence but there’s also a behavioral and psychological component. Opioid addiction is defined as compulsive drug-seeking behaviors that continue despite adverse consequences and loss of control over substance use. An opioid addiction causes strong cravings and a preoccupation with getting and using the drugs.

Dependence is considered a normal physiological response to the use of opioids, while addiction is a complex, chronic disease.

Veritas Detox is an LA opioid detox center. We offer professionally managed detox programs and addiction treatment services. Along with being an opioid detox center in Los Angeles, Veritas Detox offers levels of care, including residential inpatient and partial hospitalization. A detox program is just the first step in your recovery, but our programs make for a seamless transition so that you can begin a life without opioids.

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms can be difficult and uncomfortable, but with opioids, they aren’t typically life-threatening. Withdrawal is the body’s natural response as it adjusts to the absence of opioids. Withdrawal symptoms and experiences vary depending on the intensity of use, the duration of use, and the dosage used, as well as differences between individuals.

  • Flu-like symptoms: These include runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and yawning.
  • GI symptoms: Included in these symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.
  • Pain: Withdrawal from opioids can cause joint pain and muscle aches.
  • Agitation: Symptoms of opioid withdrawal can include restlessness, irritability, and anxiety.
  • Insomnia: Specifically, it can include not only problems falling asleep but also disturbances in sleep patterns.
  • Nervous system symptoms: These include dilated pupils, goosebumps, sweating, increased heart rate, and raised blood pressure.
  • Mood changes: Changes in mood related to opioid withdrawal can include depressed mood and dysphoria. 
  • Cravings: Intense cravings for opioids are a hallmark of withdrawal.

Our clinical staff at our opioid detox center in Los Angeles understands the difficulty of dealing with opioid withdrawal symptoms, and we provide compassionate, around-the-clock medical care.

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Treatment Options

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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What’s the Opioid Withdrawal Timeline?

Factors like the particular opioid used, the dosage, and duration of use play a role in the timeline for opioid withdrawal, but generally, it can look something like the following:

  • Early phase: The initial symptoms usually begin 6-12 hours after the last use of opioids. These symptoms can include a runny nose, teary eyes, yawning, anxiety, and restlessness.
  • Peak phase: Withdrawal symptoms will usually peak within 1-3 days after the last use. Symptoms can become more intense and include nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, chills, sweating, and increased heart rate.
  • Plateau phase: From 3-5 days after the last use, the symptoms will gradually start to subside, and while some may linger, they generally become less severe.
  • Post-acute phase: From five days and beyond, it’s possible to experience some continuing symptoms. This is post-acute withdrawal symptoms or PAWS. If symptoms occur, they can include problems concentrating, mood swings, anxiety, and irritability.

Our detox programs at Veritas Detox provide you with a tranquil setting and a detox supervised by an MD. Following an individualized detox program, Veritas Detox offers a variety of opportunities for addiction treatment, including residential inpatient treatment, aftercare planning, and family support, all of which aim to help you achieve a long-lasting recovery.

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Our team is dedicated to your well-being. We offer hope to those who feel lost and empower individuals to build a life of their dreams.

What To Expect During a Medical Opioid Detox

Detoxing without medical care can be dangerous and difficult and puts you at a much greater risk of relapsing. In a medically supervised detox, you can receive monitoring and medications for a safer, more comfortable experience.

Medication-assisted treatments (MATs) are available to manage opioid withdrawal symptoms. Medicines like buprenorphine, methadone, clonidine, and others can all be useful in the process.

Contact Veritas Detox to learn more about our leading opioid detox center in Los Angeles. Once you complete your detox with supportive care in a comfortable environment, you can begin the next phase of your treatment journey. Take that first step today.

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.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Veritas came highly recommended and lived up to any expectations I might have had. I traveled halfway across the country to a place completely foreign to me in California and felt comfortable almost immediately which provided for a solid foundation in my Recovery...

Dan W.

I was dying inside out. I couldn't breathe I was drowning In Hate anger pain self pity. I couldn't see anymore just darkness then some how veritas popped up on my laptop screen. they then called and had a solution for every reason I had to not go...

Jo H. 11/19/2020

Veritas has not only given me the tools to stay sober but has also showed me how to live a happy and fulfilled life. I have been to several other places in an effort to get sober but none of them can even get close to what this place has truly done for me...

John A.

A little over a month ago I was home struggling with a bad drug problem. I had gotten a hold of a recruiter & they suggested “Veritas” in Los Angeles CA. This place is absolutely amazing & very helpful. The staff are great as well as their personal Chef. The meals are great & everything else is. It’s a very comfortable place...

Zach F.

Veritas has been life saving and life changing for my son, which has made a profound impact on our family, as a whole. My son has struggled with drug addiction since his late teens. He is about to turn 25, next month. He has been to detox/treatment multiple (4) times, but I truly feel this will be his last. He is 40+ days sober with a brand new zest for (sober) life...

Kelly F.

I'm not typically one for writing reviews but I truly believe this place saved my son's life. After numerous attempts to get clean in our area, we thought it was best to get away from the people and places that brought him to this point. His therapist was amazing and I feel that he finally got the one-on-one help that he actually needed!


Veritas saved my moms life! I can’t put into words how grateful I am for the staff there and the program they run. She’s been to treatment a few times in the last 4 years but always continued to drink. Now she’s coming up on a year sober and it’s amazing to see her grow...

Steve F.

This place definitely saved my brother's life. He had been to a few other centers previously, but there is a clear difference here. The staff truly cares and goes out of their way, and his therapist was great...

Nicholas Y.

This was a great for me to detox! The staff is very support and my 30 days went much faster than I anticipated . Although I know the “real work” begins when I get back home, this has been a great launching pad for me...

Clete G.

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