Top Rated Drug Detox Program in Los Angeles

Individuals struggling with drug addiction can begin the recovery process with our top-rated drug detox program in Los Angeles at Sylvan Detox. Attempting to detox from drugs on your own can be dangerous and often results in early relapse. Our drug detox program will ensure your safety with 24/7 medical supervision from a team of doctors and nurses who can administer FDA-approved medications that ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings. We offer the highest level of quality drug detox care in a luxury setting with added amenities.

What Is Detox Like?

Drug abuse and addiction can lead to painful and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. As your body begins to readjust to functioning without drugs, it can experience withdrawal symptoms which differ from substance to substance. Medical detox can reduce or even eliminate withdrawals through the use of medications, holistic therapies, and IV fluids. Sylvan Detox is a non-hospital setting detox center with added amenities. Our clinical team will help you move through the withdrawal process much more easily and comfortably.

What to Expect During Drug Detox?

Upon admission, clinical staff at Sylvan Detox will conduct a thorough physical and psychological evaluation to create a personalized drug detox plan. A team of board-certified medical professionals will monitor your vitals around the clock and administer medications and therapies as withdrawal symptoms arise. Residences are semi-private and furnished with modern fixtures and furniture for added comfort. Inpatient detox will include meals prepared by a chef and housekeeping services so you can fully focus on getting better. You can also expect to participate in individual and group therapy sessions to begin treating the underlying causes of addiction and provide you with emotional support during this difficult phase.

Symptoms of Detox by Drug Type

Every drug has its own set of withdrawal effects. Symptoms of drug withdrawal will also range in severity depending on several factors including the length of addiction, the severity of substance abuse, age, weight, sex, and overall health. Sylvan Detox uses specific treatments for each substance and its withdrawal symptoms. Here are some of the withdrawal symptoms you can expect depending on the drug type:

Benzos

Benzodiazepines are effective anti-anxiety medications. However, they also have a high abuse and dependence potential. Supervised detox is often necessary when coming off of benzos, due to their high risk for seizures and suicidal tendencies. Benzo withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Rebound anxiety
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Increased heart rate
  • Cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Seizures

Opioids (Heroin)

Prescription opioids and illicit opioids, such as heroin, can lead to severe physical and psychological dependency which can be difficult to overcome alone due to severe withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings. All opioids tend to cause the same withdrawal symptoms, but the length of detox depends on the type of opioid. Medical detox programs at Sylvan Detox can include FDA-approved medications that greatly reduce heroin withdrawal symptoms, which can include:

  • Abdominal pains and intense stomach cramps
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Muscle and joint aches and pains
  • Tremors
  • Increased sensitivity to pain
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Anxiety

Stimulants (Cocaine, Meth, etc)

Stimulants include illicit drugs such as cocaine and meth, as well as prescription stimulants like Ritalin. They often cause greater effects on mental health as opposed to physical effects when stopping use. While drug detox can help individuals stop stimulant abuse, rehab programs are necessary to address behavioral and psychological aspects for successful long-term abstinence.  Withdrawals from stimulants can vary, but in general, you can expect:

  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Intense cravings
  • Tremors
  • Muscle aches and joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Paranoia and psychosis
  • Hallucinations

Bath Salts

Bath salts are designer drugs usually consisting of a mixture of mephedrone and MDPV but are also manufactured with different substances. Since there are so many substances in it, withdrawal symptoms can range widely from person to person. Bath salts tend to cause suicidal thoughts and tendencies, which require around-the-clock medical supervision and dual diagnosis treatment. Withdrawals from bath salts include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations
  • Reduced cognitive function
  • Nausea and vomiting

Marijuana

While there is still a debate on whether marijuana causes physical dependence, individuals can still develop psychological dependency. Individuals who abuse marijuana in large quantities for an extended period of time can develop withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop use, which can include:

  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever and chills
  • Nightmares and dream disturbed sleep

Dxm/Cough Syrup

Certain cough medications have dextromethorphan (DXM) which can cause similar effects to stimulant and psychoactive drugs when consumed in large quantities. Individuals who abuse DXM regularly can develop a physical dependence which leads to withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit. Sylvan Detox medical detox program in Los Angeles can help ease DXM withdrawal symptoms which include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Hypertension
  • Profuse sweating
  • Muscle spasms
  • Intense cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue

Ecstacy/Molly/MDMA

Ecstasy and MDMA are derived from amphetamines but can also have hallucinatory effects. Feelings of euphoria, overexcitement, and happiness are common during use because they basically tell the brain to release all its serotonin and endorphins at the same time. This can lead to extreme comedowns and with repeated, frequent use can cause serious mental and physical health effects. Withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Irritability
  • Memory and attention problems
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating and chills
  • Muscle and teeth clenching
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Erratic mood swings

Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a highly addictive opioid with 100x the potency of morphine. Withdrawals from fentanyl are similar to other opioids, but because of its high potency, it may require a medical detox to stop use safely and successfully. Withdrawals from fentanyl include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever and chills
  • Severe drug cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle, bone, and joint pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Other symptoms similar to opioid withdrawal

Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens include PCP, Ketamine, and LSD. They alter your normal thought process and state of mind. As with other drugs, frequent use can lead to experience withdrawal effects, however, not everyone will experience withdrawals. Some withdrawals from hallucinogens include:

  • Depressed breathing
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Body temperature changes
  • Convulsions
  • Seizures

Oxycodone

Oxycodone is a commonly prescribed opioid pain medication, often used for back pain. Just like other opioids, it has a high potential for abuse and dependency which can make stopping use on your own challenging due to intense withdrawal symptoms. Drug detox at Sylvan Detox can help you successfully stop oxycodone abuse by using medication-assisted treatment and behavioral health therapy. Withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

Prescription Drugs

Certain prescription medications can lead to physical dependency, abuse, and eventually addiction. Similar to illicit drugs, when the body becomes dependent on prescription medications, it can experience withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop use. While some medications only cause physical dependence which can be treated with drug detox, medications that cause addiction need comprehensive rehab programs to stop use long-term. Withdrawal symptoms will greatly vary depending on the medication but can include:

  • Insomnia and dream-disturbed sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Mood swings
  • Tremors
  • Seizures

Acute Detox

Severe and prolonged addictions tend to have more harsh and dangerous withdrawal symptoms. These individuals are likely to go into acute detox and require 24/7 medical supervision. Detoxing from severe addiction can lead to emergencies that require immediate medical attention.  Even if the substance does not directly cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, drug detox can have dangerous secondary effects of withdrawal such as extreme dehydration and accidentally choking on vomit. Medical detox facilities can provide the type of around-the-clock care and medications to ensure those who go into acute detox are safe and comfortable until they are stabilized.

Sub Acute Detox

Milder addictions and certain substances do not require 24/7 medical supervision as their withdrawal symptoms are not as severe. Sub-acute detox allows patients to detox in an outpatient treatment setting, only coming to the treatment facility to get medications and check in with physicians and nurses. However, these cases are also welcomed to detox at our inpatient facility at Sylvan Detox, which can provide a drug-free, controlled environment away from stressors, triggers, and temptations which can lead to a relapse. Patients will also receive around-the-clock emotional support when needed and begin with individual and group therapy, which can greatly reduce feelings of loneliness often experienced during the detox process.

Why Choose Sylvan Detox for Drug Detox

Sylvan Detox provides the residents of Los Angeles with a safe and welcoming place to detox from drug abuse more comfortably. We tailor every treatment program to each patient and can treat any drug addiction severity. Patients will receive around-the-clock medical care from doctors, nurses, and counselors who will guide them through the withdrawal process. A variety of therapies are available to help reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings greatly, making the process much easier on your mind and body as opposed to attempting detox on your own. You do not need to go through this process alone, give us a call today to take the right steps toward the road to recovery.