Medical Detoxification Clinic in Los Angeles and Glendale CA
Medical detox is the initial step toward quitting drugs and alcohol and beginning recovery. Psychiatry Unplugged is the most effective treatment option for alcohol and drug addiction. Our board-certified specialist, Dr. Soroya Bacchus, MD, works to help patients stop drinking in order to improve their quality of life. Detox and withdrawal may be used to treat alcohol use disorder. We have convenient locations to serve you in Los Angeles CA and Glendale CA. For more information, call now or request an appointment online.
Table of Contents:
What detoxification methods are used at Psychiatry Unplugged?
What is the importance of entering a detox center?
What are the stages of rehabilitation and support?
What should I expect after a medical detox?
How is medical detox done?
Going through withdrawal from an addictive substance can be incredibly dangerous without any sort of medical supervision. With the support of a medical detoxification center, patients who decide to overcome their addiction to safely rid their bodies of any addictive substances are able to access any required medical support from an experienced and qualified healthcare team to keep them safe and offer the best shot at sobriety.
The detoxification methods at Psychiatry Unplugged include the supervision of medical professionals to ensure that the symptoms of withdrawal are minimized while providing medical interventions wherever necessary to keep the patients safe. We also offer a detoxification method that patients can do from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you choose to proceed with detoxification in the center or at home, our team of healthcare professionals is there to support you throughout the entire process.
The process of detoxification requires the patient to sustain any use of the substance to which they are addicted, meaning that going through a withdrawal period is unavoidable. The symptoms of withdrawal can cause long-term or irreversible effects that can cause mental or physical harm or even lead to death, depending on the substance from which the patient is withdrawing. Going through detoxification in the presence of medical professionals helps to ensure that abstinence from the substance is a slower process, allowing for minimal effects to occur due to withdrawal. As well, having support around during any withdrawal or after the detoxification is complete allows for a much greater chance to avoid relapse or other complications from arising. Being at a proper detoxification center allows patients to experience little to no withdrawal symptoms, and ensuring their health and safety are the top priorities.
The stages of rehabilitation and support that our team of board-certified doctors provides include diagnosis, treatment, and management of addiction and related medical issues, allowing our physicians to support you throughout all of the stages of your recovery, from the very beginning and for as long as you would like afterward. Recovering from an addiction can be a long road, with just as much work required after becoming sober as was required before. The first stage of rehabilitation and support includes diagnosis, which is where our medical experts will work with you to figure out all of the information they can surrounding your addiction, and which method of rehabilitation will be the best fit for you and your pre-existing conditions. The next stage of rehabilitation and support is where a team of healthcare professionals will provide medical supervision and support throughout the detoxification process. Now the rest of the process starts, with the management stage. This is where we treat any other medical issues that may have arisen from the rehabilitation process, and work with you to provide the best possible chance you can have at avoiding a relapse.
Since detoxification requires abstinence from harmful and addictive substances, many people may feel the effects of withdrawal for some time after the process. Depending on the substance that you were using, the physical withdrawal symptoms may last up to a few weeks. The psychological symptoms of withdrawal can last for years in some cases. Psychiatry Unplugged aims to alleviate these symptoms as much as possible through the medical detoxification phase and will be there to continue your sobriety afterward by providing whatever medical or psychological support you may require.
Medical detoxification is done under the supervision of a medical team to allow for any necessary medical interventions that may be required for the alleviation of symptoms or risks caused by the withdrawal process. Often, medication will be used to help alleviate these symptoms, and the administration of these medications is only done at the discretion of a medical professional to ensure that the detoxification is as safe and healthy for the patient as possible. Each patient’s detoxification process will be different, as each case will require different levels of medications or a different type of medication. Some detoxifications will be finished in a matter of hours, and some may take several days. However, the patients will have access to immediate medical care for the entire process.
Medical detox is the first step toward overcoming your addiction. Psychiatry Unplugged provides personalized comfort throughout medical detox. We have convenient locations to serve you in Los Angeles CA, and Glendale CA. For more information, call now or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Los Angeles CA, Glendale CA, Beverly Hills CA, Santa Monica CA, Hollywood CA, Burbank CA, Pasadena CA, and surrounding areas.