Top Rated Drug Detox Program in Beverly Hills

Substance abuse issues can gradually creep up on you, overtaking your life as you find yourself feeling more and more consumed by addiction. You probably never expected to find yourself craving drugs, experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and wishing you could stop but be unable to. If you are finding that your drug use is negatively affecting your health, your life, and your relationships, there is something you can do about it. A medical detox program will help you quit using drugs without having to suffer through pain, cravings, anxiety, nausea, and other terrible withdrawal symptoms. By entering detox, you will be able to get through the worst few weeks, and then start a helpful rehab treatment plan that will get you back on track and back in control of your life.

Sylvan Detox is an inpatient detox and rehab center, with care provided to our patients by qualified, licensed doctors and nurses, along with therapists and holistic healers who come together to help you through your detox in a whole-patient approach to healing.

What Is Detox Like?

Each person’s detox is different at Sylvan, as it will depend on the types of substances you have been using and the severity of your addiction. For example, if you have a mild cocaine addiction, you will probably be able to quit immediately and get through your detox fairly quickly, without much danger to your health, although you may suffer some psychological issues like depression, anxiety, and drug cravings that will require strong support. On the other hand, if you are quitting benzodiazepine drugs like Xanax, you will require a slow, doctor-prescribed tapering off of the medication, because the withdrawal from these drugs can become serious and cause life-threatening issues like seizures. Meth detox often requires serious medical interventions and mental health care, because the drug is so harsh on your system and you may experience psychosis.

What to Expect During Drug Detox?

Because each person’s needs are so unique, the first thing the Sylvan team does when you check in for detox gives you a full screening that includes asking a lot of questions, a medical exam, and a psychiatric exam. This will help our team figure out which types of treatment will be best for you. Once you are ready to go, your detox program will include:

  • 24-hour, round-the-clock nursing care, to make sure you stay safe and do not suffer from withdrawal symptoms. A doctor is also on call day and night
  • Medications can be prescribed as needed to ensure you are safe, comfortable, and pain-free as your body produces withdrawal symptoms. The medications needed vary depending on which drugs you were using and your overall physical and mental health
  • Mental health care is a big part of recovery. Whether you simply need some counseling to help you through some unhelpful thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing or are going through depression or psychosis due to drug use, we will provide the appropriate level of care

After detox, you will begin your customized rehab program for further treatment, because detoxing is only the beginning, and is not a cure for addiction. You will need to gain recovery skills and relapse prevention tools while learning new ways to think and behave that will help you stay away from drugs and alcohol long-term. Your comprehensive treatment plan at sylvan will use behavioral therapy, nutrition, exercise, talk therapy, physical health care, and holistic care to help address your complex needs and give you the fresh start you need.

Symptoms of Detox by Drug Type

Every type of drug causes its own set of withdrawal symptoms, each of which requires customized detox and rehab treatments like health care, medication, holistic care, and therapy. Some common withdrawal symptoms for the following drugs are:


Benzodiazepines require a slow taper through a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program for withdrawal management which can take weeks, continuing through inpatient and outpatient rehab. Common withdrawal symptoms for benzo drugs are:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Shaking
  • Anxiety/panic
  • Insomnia/trouble sleeping
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Strong drug cravings

Opioids (Heroin)

Opioid drugs like heroin often cause severe addictions that require a longer-term medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program and medical interventions to avoid the devastating pain and cravings that withdrawal causes. Common opioid withdrawal symptoms are:

  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety and rapid heart rate
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting
  • Severe drug cravings

Stimulants (Cocaine, Meth, etc)

Stimulants like crack, meth, and cocaine cause addictions that are mostly psychological.  Although quitting these drugs is not usually life-threatening to the patient, it can be highly distressing and difficult, so long-term rehab with relapse prevention programming is recommended. Common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Hallucinations and paranoia
  • Restlessness, insomnia, and nightmares
  • Drug-induced psychosis
  • Muscle pain
  • Tremors
  • Malaise or lethargy
  • Strong drug cravings

Bath Salts

Bath salts are a type of synthetic street drug that produces psychoactive effects that can result in psychosis and other mental health issues. Inpatient detox and rehab are usually recommended to quit these drugs, with additional care to help patients avoid self-destructive behavior and violence. Withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Brain fog and reduced cognitive function
  • Delirium and hallucinations
  • Insomnia
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Nausea and vomiting


Daily, regular users of marijuana may experience withdrawal symptoms when they quit cold turkey, like:

  • Depression or malaise
  • Decreased appetite
  • Anxiety, restlessness, and irritability
  • Tremors
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever and chills

Dxm/Cough Syrup

Dextromethorphan is the active ingredient in many cough syrups and is commonly abused because it has psychoactive and stimulant properties when used in large amounts. Withdrawal can be physically uncomfortable and psychologically disturbing. Symptoms include:

  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Cold flashes
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Drug cravings


These street drugs are rarely pure, and often have dangerous additives cut into them. This makes a withdrawal from them sometimes have unexpected symptoms. Detoxing from MDMA, ecstasy, and molly is best done inside a detox center just in case. Common withdrawal symptoms are:

  • Depression or anxiety
  • Confusion, with memory and cognitive impairment
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue


Fentanyl is one of the most potent opioid drugs that exist, and withdrawal from this drug often requires long-term help in a MAT treatment program, along with rehab, therapy, and outpatient care. Common withdrawal symptoms from fentanyl are:

  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Insomnia
  • Severe drug cravings
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Restlessness
  • Intense cravings


There have not been enough studies on all the types of hallucinogenic drugs to truly understand the effect they have on the mind and the body, but certain drugs like PCP and ketamine have addictive properties and produce withdrawal symptoms like:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Stiff muscles
  • Depressed breathing
  • Headache
  • Convulsions
  • Drug cravings


Oxycodone is one of many prescription pain medications in the opioid family that can be very difficult to quit without a MAT plan and long-term rehab and therapy in place. Common oxy withdrawal symptoms are:

  • High blood pressure and rapid heartbeat
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting
  • Muscle aches
  • Insomnia and restlessness
  • Strong drug cravings

Prescription Drugs

Many different kinds of prescription drugs cause addiction including benzodiazepines and opioid drugs, and the symptoms and treatment vary depending on which substance(s) are being abused. Because prescription drug use is often linked to pain management or a mental health disorder, dual diagnosis treatment may be key to overcoming the addiction long term. Healing the underlying causes of substance abuse in rehab will give you a better chance of staying away from drugs in the long run.

Acute Detox

Acute detox is an important stage for people who are beginning the path of recovery from long-term drug use or severe addiction. This is a program designed to help anybody with serious medical and/or psychological complications, severe withdrawal symptoms, and other medical issues as their body adjust to the lack of drugs in their system. You will receive personalized care, 24-hour oversight, and treatments to make sure you are well-nourished, hydrated, safe, and comfortable. Medical staff will be around day and night to ensure nothing bad happens as you get through this difficult phase of treatment.

Sub Acute Detox

Not everybody requires intensive, long-term medical care and support during detox, and we will never force you to partake in unnecessary treatments. A sub-acute detox program will still occur in our inpatient rehab center, but you will not have the same intense oversight. This way, you will be away from the temptations of returning to drug use that would be waiting for you at home, you will have full support, and there will be medical professionals nearby in case you need anything. At Sylvan, we will provide the appropriate level of care for your unique detox symptoms.

Why Choose Sylvan Detox for Drug Detox

Our facility is luxurious and comfortable and has been accredited by the California Department of Health Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). You can trust our team to keep you safe and as comfortable as possible as you progress through the stages of detox and rehab, through evidence-based treatments and alternative methodologies that work.

At Sylvan, we have comprehensive inpatient treatment programs, providing high-quality care and support to each of our patients with programs that include:

  • Medical detox
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Medication management services
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Fitness and nutrition
  • Creative healing
  • Denial management
  • Relapse prevention training
  • Holistic treatments (yoga, breathwork, massage, sound therapy, spirituality)

We also provide aftercare planning services and connections to our alumni group, outpatient rehab programs, sober living homes, and 12-step programs. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan, designed to help them treat emotional pain, deal with stress, gain strategies to avoid relapsing, address the causes of addiction, and learn new healthy habits. If you are struggling with substance abuse, you can call Sylvan Detox today at (818) 308-3099 for a no-obligation talk about your options.