Before recovery begins the body must undergo detoxification and rid itself of drugs and alcohol. If you or someone you know is in need of medical detox Los Angeles, then ARC offers a variety of medically managed detox solutions. Independent professionals address and facilitate medical support for physical withdrawal symptoms. Our medical detox Los Angeles Center utilizes the most advanced techniques in order to effectively assist individuals struggling with all kinds of addiction issues. Some examples include; alcohol detox, prescription drug detox, opiate detox, or benzodiazepine detox.

Properly facilitating medical detox services coupled with clinical support is paramount to a successful recovery process.

Safe and Effective Medical Detox Los Angeles Begins with a Phone Call

Staff member helping a client at medical detox Los AngelesPrior to enrollment at ARC each client is initially evaluated by credentialed intake staff through a phone assessment that is designed to gather information about the history and extent of alcohol or drug abuse. At this evaluation, medical staff checks all medications currently prescribed for dual diagnosis conditions so each client continues medication protocols assigned by any primary psychiatrist or referring physician.

Once the client arrives at our drug and alcohol medical detox Los Angeles, the intake specialist they have worked with up to this point will greet them and introduce each client to their personally chosen doctor, who will supervise the client during medical detox.

From the independent physician’s intake evaluation, clients may receive medications to ease the symptoms of withdrawal. During the early withdrawal period, that same physician will conduct rounds to determine both through observation and the client’s expression, whether adjustments need to be made to heighten the effectiveness of the medications being provided.

Our Los Angeles Detox Center Boasts Highly Trained Staff To Assist In The Process

Our staff checks in with the client every fifteen minutes to a half-hour to provide reassurance and to supply fluids and nutrients as necessary. The staff also observes each client to determine whether there is an area of the detoxification period that can be supplemented by additional support, such as the client’s sleeping pattern.

During the medical detox period, the staff is trained to report any psychological concerns to the clinical staff. The clinical staff is a resource that will intervene in any intense emotions that are heightened during the withdrawal phase. The client’s primary clinician, having already been assigned, begins to work with the client on articulating and processing these emotions. This helps to serve as a venting process and prevents an emotional eruption that could lead the client to leave our medical detox Los Angeles and ultimately not complete treatment.

This medically managed detox and clinical interface during the withdrawal period is an essential factor ensuring the client will complete detox. Both disciplines working in unison helps to facilitate an overall smooth transition out of the medical detox program and into our residential treatment program.

A Medically Managed Detox Aids Withdrawal

Withdrawal from almost any substance presents itself in two forms–Acute Withdrawal and Post-Acute Withdrawal. Acute Withdrawal symptoms primarily manifest in physical symptoms whereas Post-Acute Withdrawal general manifest in much more subtle ways. Physical manifestations mark Acute Withdrawal symptoms, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Agitation
  • Tremors
  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Post-Acute Withdrawal Post-Acute Symptoms (PAWS) are more subtle to the outside observer but highly recognizable to the person experiencing them. PAWS are both physical and psychological. They can induce feelings that are extremely uncomfortable and difficult to overcome without independent medical and clinical support. ARC is one of the few programs in the country that treats post-acute withdrawal symptoms with both ancillary medical and clinical measures. Our continuum of care allows for long-term withdrawal treatment where other facilities may fall short.

PAWS:

  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Sleeplessness
  • Stress sensitivity
  • Memory problems
  • Inability to think clearly
  • Coordination problems

Post-acute withdrawal symptoms vary based on a person’s substance of choice, length of abuse and method of consumption. We have found that the nature of these symptoms makes it imperative to treat them both biologically and clinically. These symptoms can be present for weeks even after acute withdrawal. Untreated post-acute withdrawal symptoms are often the intricate precursor to client relapse. Our treatment focus is on providing a full spectrum of care that takes into account individual challenges physiologically, psychologically and circumstantially that can inhibit the personal process of recovery.

If you or someone you know needs help with addiction or substance abuse issues call 866-256-0051. You can start the recovery process right away. Credentialed intake specialists will assist you in determining which level of care you need. ARC is the most effective Los Angeles rehab center for alcohol and/or drug addiction. We will provide you with the help you need.

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