Medical Services

Customized Care

When detoxing, we know that you may experience withdrawal symptoms that can cause feelings of discomfort, pain, anxiety, distress, nausea and vomiting, flu-like symptoms, and other uncomfortable or frightening sensations. Your comfort is paramount to us, and when you are ready to seek treatment, we will do all we can to ensure you do not suffer as the drugs or alcohol leave your system. After a physical health and mental health evaluation to help us figure out what treatments will work best for your individual needs, you will be provided with substance use disorder treatment programs that include:

Full-time, 24/7 onsite nursing. There will never be a moment, day or night, where you cannot speak to an addiction recovery medical professional, get help, or need to suffer through withdrawal symptoms. Medical staff will be available to you as soon as you need it.

Access to a medical doctor experienced in treating substance use disorders. They will be on-call 24 hours a day for patient care in our treatment center. Because symptoms can shift dramatically for some patients, we ensure that if things become serious and you require medical assistance, you will have access to a 24/7 on call primary care MD who can write prescriptions and will ensure you remain healthy and safe throughout your treatment for substance abuse.

Medication management services, with prescription medications, are provided by your doctor depending on your needs, ensuring you do not suffer from dangerous issues like high blood pressure, seizures, delirium tremens, or serious depression. You may also receive medications to keep you comfortable if you are experiencing pain, restlessness, nausea, and other effects of drug or alcohol withdrawal. We offer longer-term medication-assisted treatment programs, providing a safe tapering-off schedule and utilizing FDA-approved addiction medicine for those who are quitting alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines.

Mental health care includes a meeting with a certified therapist at least once a day. We also offer dual diagnosis treatment plans for people with a co-occurring mental illness or PTSD with their addiction, like bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, ADHD, mood disorders, or schizoaffective disorder.

After you complete your detox, you will have an easy transition directly into your inpatient rehabilitation program inside our treatment center.

Full Evaluation

Once you decide you are ready to begin your substance use disorder treatment, you will move into our center and we will provide a full psychiatric evaluation and physical health evaluation (also called a biopsychosocial assessment) with a medical doctor before you begin your medical detox programs and rehab treatments. This set of evaluations will help our team to understand your needs as an individual. Your detox and rehabilitation program will be individualized with treatment options that are selected to best be able to treat not only your physical needs as you detox, but also to help you overcome the social, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and behavioral components of your addiction.

We will work to treat any mental health disorder or behavioral issue you may be experiencing in an integrated program created to ensure you are respected and treated as a worthy individual, not simply “an addict”. Individuals with substance use disorders deserve the same care as anybody else, and our team uses trauma-informed methods to ensure you do not go through any unnecessary difficulties, bureaucracy, pain, or distress as you get the help you need.

Medically Assisted Treatment

Often, when it comes to the treatment of substance abuse for serious alcohol dependence, addiction to opioid drugs, or benzodiazepine addiction, medically assisted treatment (AKA medication-assisted treatment) is employed. At Sylvan Detox, we provide medication-assisted treatments using FDA-approved medications like Subutex and Benzodiazepine tapers to help those with:

Benzodiazepine addiction – using a safe and slow tapering-off schedule, combined with a specialty care program in rehab with therapy, groups, and holistic methods, will help your body slowly adjust to the lack of benzodiazepine drugs in your system without producing dangerous withdrawal symptoms like panic, unusual brain activity, and seizures

Opioid addiction – opioid treatment often requires replacement therapy through a medically assisted treatment (MAT). Subutex is the brand name of buprenorphine, a mixed opioid agonist-antagonist drug that helps block withdrawal symptoms by attaching to receptors in the brain, while preventing other opioids like heroin, oxycontin, morphine, fentanyl, etc. from taking effect, helping stop opioid dependence.

These medications are given on a strict schedule inside medical centers, sometimes over weeks or months, to help patients through their rehabilitation program and beyond without suffering cravings, pain, and distress, while reducing the risk of relapsing as the dosage is tapered down slowly over time. During MAT treatment we integrate a full range of substance abuse rehabilitation treatments like behavioral health treatments, alternative therapies, and traditional addiction treatment therapy for a whole-patient approach to healing.

Alternative Therapies

At Sylvan, we are a holistic treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction, and as such, along with our evidence-based treatments we also offer alternative therapies. This is what is called a “whole-patient approach” to healing that treats each patient as a unique human being, who is much more than simply a physical addiction. Some of the alternative therapies we provide include:

  • Sound therapy
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Breathwork
  • Jungian therapy
  • Saltwater therapy
  • Physical fitness and strength-building
  • Nutrition
  • Spirituality
  • Creative healing programs

These alternative therapies are used in conjunction with a wide range of evidence-based care and treatments in our inpatient treatment facility:

  • Group therapy (40-47 hours/week)
  • Individual therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Anger management
  • Practice with goal setting and obtaining
  • Denial management and relapse prevention
  • 12-step principles and fellowship introductions
  • Family sessions if appropriate. (You may also keep your family up to date on your progress if you wish)
  • Dual diagnosis programs integrating mental health care (mental illness) and addiction treatment
  • Behavioral health treatments with cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy

After you have completed your inpatient substance use and mental health treatment plan, our programs provide connections to trusted outpatient treatment facilities in our network that may include an intensive outpatient program or partial hospitalization outpatient programs, as well as long-term connections to peer support groups, sober living homes, and other alumni care. You may contact our team 24 hours a day to learn how to get started on your own customized substance use disorder treatment plan. We are standing by now to help you get the care you need.

Looking for the best detox center in Los Angeles? Contact us today for medical services at (818) 308-3099.

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