Top Rated Prescription Drug Rehab in Los Angeles

Prescription medication addiction can happen to anyone. It is not uncommon for addiction to prescription medications to catch you off guard as it can happen even to people who are using their medications as prescribed. If you are finding it difficult to stop medication use, a comprehensive treatment program is at Sylvan Detox in Los Angeles, which can ensure you safely and effectively recover from prescription drug addiction.

We are a Joint Commission-accredited top-rated treatment facility in the Los Angeles area with top rated prescription drug rehab programs. Patients will receive personalized treatment plans that address the unique issues surrounding prescription medication dependency or addiction. Our medical detox program will include around-the-clock supervision from a team board certified doctors, nurses, and counselors who can administer medication-assisted treatment and other therapies to ease withdrawals often experienced from prescription drug dependencies. Patients can easily transition into the drug rehab program which will address the underlying issues of addiction and co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and sleep disorders. As a luxury rehab facility, your residential inpatient treatment program will include semi-private, comfortable accommodations with chef-prepared meals and housekeeping services. Our treatment facility is also furnished with a variety of high-end amenities and services.

What Is RX Rehab Like?

Prescription drug rehab is similar to traditional drug rehab programs because the mechanisms of addiction are the same. Often those struggling with prescription drug addiction are hesitant to check into rehab because of stigmas related to substance abuse and addiction treatment. However, our rehab facility at Sylvan Detox includes luxury, non-hospital setting residences with caring and supportive staff who will ensure your comfort and safety throughout the recovery process. Beds are furnished with luxury mattresses and fresh linens. You will have access to a 24-hour snack bar, games, a spacious outdoor area, and healthy meals prepared on-site by a private chef. Part of our holistic addiction treatment options includes yoga and meditation classes to help your body, mind, and spirit heal from the effects of substance abuse.

Residential inpatient treatment will involve highly structured programs where your days will be scheduled with various addiction therapies, holistic treatments, group counseling, and personal downtime to decompress and begin to enjoy your life in sobriety. You will live and work through your addiction alongside others who are in a similar recovery program as you. This is an opportunity to build lasting friendships, learn from others who have gone through similar experiences, and reduce feelings of loneliness often experienced during the recovery process.

What To Expect During RX Rehab

The first step in a prescription rehab at Sylvan detox in Los Angeles is a thorough evaluation so our clinicians can create a personalized treatment plan around your recovery goals. If medical detox is needed, you will spend about a week under 24/7 medical supervision, which will include medication-assisted treatment and holistic therapies to ensure your safety and comfort during the withdrawal process. Once detox is complete, you will transition into RX rehab where your treatment plan will include various addiction therapies aimed at uncovering and addressing the underlying issues of addiction. Clinically driven treatment programs will mostly consist of evidence-based individual and group therapies. Counselors will help you learn several coping skills and tools to manage your addiction, triggers, and emotions for successful long-term recovery. Holistic therapies are also available to help you de-stress and heal from the negative health effects of prescription drugs.

Some types of therapies and services you can expect at Sylvan Detox include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Creative healing
  • Nutrition health and wellness group
  • Aftercare planning
  • Anger management
  • Goal setting and obtaining
  • Nutrition education
  • Exercise classes
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Relapse prevention
  • Life skills and vocational training

How Long Does RX Rehab Los Angeles Last?

Every person’s prescription rehabilitation timeline is personal to their addiction history and overall health. Treatment plans at Sylvan Detox are personalized and program length is recommended on what our clinicians feel is best after a thorough evaluation. Most patients reach their recovery milestones at around 30 days. However, we also offer 60-day and 90-day programs to help those who need more time to break negative thought patterns and behaviors surrounding their addiction. Aftercare programs are can help support you and offer resources to easily reintegrate back into day-to-day life. 

Top Abused Prescription Drugs

Several prescription medications with a high abuse or dependency potential exist, which can lead to substance use disorders. Prescription medications with a high abuse potential include Oxycodone, Vicodin, Xanax, Morphine, Fentanyl, Ritalin, Valium, and Clonazepam. Another class of prescription drugs exists that usually only causes physical dependence and extremely rarely needs addiction treatment. These include antidepressants like Zoloft and sleep aids like Lunesta. However, these types of cases may need mental health treatment to help patients manage their disorders without the use of medications.

Some of the top abused prescription drugs include:

Opioid Painkillers

Prescription painkillers like morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl, and oxycodone are commonly prescribed for severe pain from injuries and surgeries. Unfortunately, they are also highly addictive and at high risk for fatal overdose. Prescription opioid addiction can be just as complex to treat as illicit opioids, like heroin. Many users who struggle with heroin addiction have contributed the start of their substance use disorder to prescription opioid painkillers. Methadone is another opioid painkiller and is also used in opioid detox and recovery but can also have a high abuse potential.


Primarily prescribed to treat disorders like ADHD and narcolepsy, they can be easily abused by those without these conditions. College students commonly pass around prescription stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin in an attempt to increase focus when studying. Others may use prescription stimulants for weight loss and to stay awake, such as in the case of night shift workers. Prescription stimulant abuse can lead to medical health issues primarily affecting the cardiovascular system.

Antianxiety Medications and Sedatives

Prescription anxiety medications like barbiturates and benzodiazepines are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. These medications include Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium. While they are highly effective in treating these disorders, they are meant for short term use only. Long term use or combining them with other substances such as alcohol, can lead to physical dependence and addiction. Benzos primarily act on neurotransmitters in the brain which can lead to severe and dangerous withdrawals when attempting to stop use. Medical detox may be necessary to safely come off benzos and reduce the risk of seizures during withdrawals. Dual diagnosis treatment is often needed to treat co-occurring anxiety disorders often seen in prescription sedative addiction.

Dextromethorphan and Cough Medications

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is the active ingredient in cold and cough medications, which can create feelings of euphoria and hallucination similar to PCP when taken in large quantities. Cough medicine abuse is popular among teenagers because they are easily accessible in pharmacies. DXM abuse can lead to severe withdrawals when attempting to stop use.

Methadone Detox in Los Angeles

Methadone is a synthetic opioid traditionally used as a prescription pain medication. It is also commonly used to help treat certain opioid addictions such as heroin to reduce withdrawals and cravings. Because it attaches itself to opioid receptors, someone who already suffers from addictions may develop methadone dependency more easily. Detoxing from methadone can take significantly longer than other opioids as it is a long-acting opioid. Withdrawal symptoms begin within the first 24 hours and last up to several weeks.

Medical detox at Sylvan detox in Los Angeles can help ease the methadone withdrawal process through medication-assisted treatment and several detox services. Around-the-clock medical care and supervision can ensure your safety and help you slowly wean off methadone as opposed to quitting cold turkey. Patients can then easily transition into drug rehab where underlying issues are addressed to be able to achieve long-term recovery. We understand the psychological hold methadone can have on someone and the challenges of regaining control of your life. Our methadone detox program will reduce any apprehensive feelings you may have surrounding the detox process.

Why Choose Sylvan Detox for RX Rehab

Our personalized treatment approach at Sylvan Detox will create specific plans for each type of prescription drug dependency or addiction. We use various forms of addiction treatment, dual diagnosis treatment, and holistic therapies to help you free yourself from prescription drug use. Our luxury rehab facility and top addiction treatment center in Los Angeles City allow you to detox and recover from prescription drug abuse in comfortable semi-private rooms. We only work with 6 patients at a time which allows us to focus on your recovery and help you through your recovery goals. Sylvan Detox has an added level of privacy and high-end amenities so you can recover from prescription drug addiction in the type of environment you are used to. Nutritious, chef-prepared meals and housekeeping services are part of your program as well.

If you are struggling with stopping your prescription medications, please give us a call today to talk to one of our intake specialists and learn what your personalized treatment program may look like.