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Medical Detox Los Angeles: Two Methods of Treatment
The Authentic Recovery Center provides medically-managed residential detoxification services in Los Angeles, California. If you would like to learn more about our private detox center please call us! While some Los Angeles rehab centers do not offer any type of medical detox, we offer a medically-managed residential detoxification program. This means that each client is assigned medical doctor while at our detox center. This approach allows our clients to not only receive the best individualized care available but to also undergo drug detoxification or detox from alcohol in the safest and most comfortable way possible. This section of the website outlines why our medically-managed residential detox center is effective and safe.
- Medically-Managed Detoxification vs. Non Medical Detox
- An Overview of the ARC Medically-Managed Detoxification Program
- The Types of Treatment Available to Prevent Relapse After Leaving ARC Detox Center Los Angeles
There are essentially two divergent approaches to used by detox centers. These are:
- Medically-Managed Detoxification
- Non Medical Detoxification
In the medical detox center model each person who is dependent on habit-forming drugs is assessed by a doctor who specializes in addiction medicine. This doctor will utilize specific medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and plays a critical role in developing a safe and effective treatment plan for their medical detox. The idea behind the medically-managed detoxification protocol is to find the balance between keeping a client comfortable during the withdrawal process and preventing them from becoming dependent on the medications assigned to address their withdrawal symptoms. During the stay in a detox center (which varies in length) the independent doctor constantly makes adjustments as needed to either increase, decrease, or adjust the protocol in order to complete the drug detox or detox from alcohol as fast and as safely as possible. The medically-managed model is known for being highly personalized and specifically designed to address the unique nature of each persons addiction and dependency problem.
Non Medical Detoxification
In a non medical detox center the person is not assessed by a doctor or provided with any medications to ease withdrawal symptoms. The protocol in the non medical approach is to simply observe the client while they withdraw. The philosophy behind this technique is to promote a sense of emotional and physical discomfort in order to, “…increase the patients desire to stay away from drugs.” This is widely considered by most health care professionals as a “last resort” to supporting people who are physically dependent on alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications, primarily because of the inherent dangers related to unassisted withdrawal. However, if a person is not dependent on alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication, the non medical detox method may be considered as a treatment option.
Overview Of Detox Centers in Los Angeles
The Authentic Recovery Center offers a medically-managed detoxification program.We have found that the medically assisted model is the safest and most effective protocol for the majority of the population we serve. If you would like to learn more about how to enroll with us now. Below you will find an in-depth view of ARC’s Detox Center Los Angeles protocol, and how these initial interventions give shape to the client’s overall, and ever changing treatment program. Discussion will touch on key aspects of ARC’s guiding philosophy, in addition to some of the procedures typically employed at this critical juncture.
Importance of Entering a Detox Center
Why is Detox Important?
Invariably, for the various clinical tools employed by ARC to be effective, it is absolutely vital for one’s head and body to first be defogged. This first step towards recovery is extremely important, and in the same way that later treatment needs to reflect the nuances of each individual, detoxification must also honor the specifics of the client’s physical condition. No two detoxes are exactly alike, in the same way that no two clients have exactly same needs. Often the shape of one’s early recovery will be shaped and formed at this critical juncture.
Because ARC considers this initial phase to be inextricably bound up with the addict’s future recovery, rather than an ugly necessity to be overcome and quickly forgotten, both during and following detoxification, ongoing assessments are made that will determine the best possible course of future treatment to meet the needs of the client.
Unique to ARC’s treatment strategies is utilizing the social aspects of the residential setting. Addiction is in part a disease of isolation. The addict isolates themselves, and also ends up isolating loved ones, friends, and family. The social component of addiction treatment is vitally important, without which treatment cannot occur. The group must be used to organically create an environment in which a chemically dependent person learns to express feelings, process emotions, successfully resolve conflicts, and essentially develop and maintain healthy relationships that will be crucial to their long-term recovery. If successful, the social element of ARC Addiction treatment will act as a map of sorts that the Addict will unconsciously carry over into other aspects of their life.
Every Detox is Unique
Typically, the course of one’s medical detox will also be informed by what kinds of substances they have been abusing. Cocaine withdrawal is very different from heroin withdrawal, and, as stated previously, treatment measures will thus depend on what substances an individual has abused. Some drugs are easier to detoxify from than others, and produce little or no uncomfortable side-effects. For example, cocaine is typically easy to detox from because of the absence of intense physical withdrawal symptoms (there are, however, very intense psychological cravings that attend cocaine detoxification, but with proper attention can be harnessed and used later to assist the addict staying clean).
Heroin (or any other Opiate) on the other hand, produces intensely uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that range from moderate to severe, and necessitate oversight by a physician trained in addiction medicine. In most cases the withdrawal symptoms that accompany opiate detoxification are so severe that without a medical detox, an individual’s chances of achieving long-term sobriety are minimal. Other detoxes, such as detoxification from alcohol, absolutely require the supervision of a medical doctor, without which in rare cases can be fatal.
ARC Medical Detox Center Los Angeles
The Authentic Recovery Center offers a comprehensive treatment program and medical detox center which is based in Los Angeles, California. Our facility offers multiple treatment options designed to meet the needs of every individual seeking help. These programs essentially are three-way clinical models that are broken down into pieces, each of which employ increasingly nuanced therapeutic styles to encourage addicts to better understand themselves, their recovery and their addiction. Practically speaking the program is broken down into different levels of care, all of which are supplemented with family counseling and couples’ counseling, individualized treatment programs, and assorted aftercare services. Aftercare services include day or night care, extended care and aftercare, and participation in ARC’s alumni program.
Regardless of the duration of each stay, the focus is on discovering the foundational causes of addiction, while simultaneously stressing the importance of translating these discoveries into practical action that fosters long-term recovery. To be clear, detoxification refers to the process by which the body rids itself of the toxins which accumulate through prolonged addiction or exposure to a given substance. It is an axiom that no recovery can be achieved without going through this first step, and frequently the entire trajectory of one’s recovery will be impacted or shaped by this experience. Because the individual in detox is typically in such a fragile state, it is imperative that one’s detox reflect the larger goals of treatment, the attainment of which requires cross-disciplined specialists working in tandem to provide comprehensive care.
Stages of Rehabilitation and Support
As previously stated, treatment at ARC is broken down into parts. We the primary being medical detox from alcohol or drugs. Because most addicts and alcoholics enter treatment at some point in their drinking or using in which crisis has set in, more often than not their addiction has advanced far enough that some form of medical detox is necessary for treatment measures to be affective. Detoxification is not a one-size-fits-all proposition, but is shaped by both the personality nuances of the individual trying to get clean, as it is the variety of substances they have been using and for how long. Just as detox centers are not one size fit all, we specialize in Dual Diagnosis individuals and the complexity that accompanies such maladies.
Detox is Necessary for Accurate Clinical Evaluation
The medically-managed detoxification component of ARC’s addiction treatment also helps to address other mental health issues that may be contributing to an individual’s condition. Often time’s clients suffer from what are called co-occurring disorders, for example Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or some form of Anxiety Disorder. When co-occurring disorders are present, the client is said to be dual diagnosed. Without comprehensive medical detoxification services accurately assessing the individual for these co-occurring issues is all but impossible. However, once detox is complete, and neurochemistry is somewhat stabilized, a comprehensive work-up can begin to determine whether these types of factors are contributing to addictive pathology. This information is critical in order to develop a treatment plan that will be effective in supporting each individual in their ongoing recovery.
Medically-Managed Detox And Dual Diagnosis
At ARC, a dual diagnosed client is carefully assessed by one of our independent physicians to determine the correct course of action to rid the person of their physical dependence to their drug of choice. During and after this initial phase a comprehensive treatment plan is developed, taking into consideration all of the factors that contribute to a client’s mental health status, including family history and medical history, in addition to all relevant psychological factors.
Personalized Treatment Planning
At ARC, the primary operative principle is to meet the client where they are at, and from there create a personalized treatment plan that will honor them as an individual and strive to do away with assumptions based upon conventional or standardized modes of clinical care. Detoxification that successfully addresses the issues accompanying a dual diagnosis must work as one intervention, with each condition being thought of as part of a whole.
Treatment following detoxification at ARC’s Detox Center is multi-faceted. As stated before, addiction and dual diagnosis is a complex set of issues that requires multiple tactics to successfully treat. Treatment at ARC includes individual and group counseling, attending 12 Step meetings and working a 12 Step program, psychotherapy, family & couple’s counseling, as well as education and supplemental, alternative therapies such as nutrition and exercise.
Family Support and Treatment Tools
Treatment for addiction also must take into consideration the family component. As stated, at ARC, family support is provided with group therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy. This network of support encourages and supports loved ones to become a part of the Addict’s process of recovery, and in turn fosters their own growth. As with all diseases that are chronic and debilitating, Addiction takes a toll on families, and requires both treatment of its own kind, in addition to education, to be fully comprehensive.
Types of Treatment Available to Prevent Relapse After leaving A Detox Center
Ultimately, detoxification is simply the first step towards a successful recovery. After detox is complete and abstinence has been established people often find themselves unequipped to deal with life newly clean and sober. Without ongoing clinical support the chances of relapse shortly after detox are significantly higher based on this fact.
Fortunately, the Authentic Recovery Center offers multiple aftercare programs that complement our drug and alcohol detox services and are designed specifically to help people during this early critical period in recovery. This section of the website outlines a few of the continuing treatment options that are outfitted to help people once they complete detox treatment.
Option 1 – Ongoing Residential Treatment
At any point during medical detox an individual may choose to stay in residential treatment and complete primary care. This is not always possible due to prior obligations or present responsibilities, but if that is not the case, further treatment is always a valuable consideration.
Option 2 – Intensive Outpatient
If continuing residential treatment is logistically impossible, attending Day Rehab is a great option for ongoing support. This program is non-residential and runs 5 days per week. The clinical services and peer support are a great resource for people that have exhibited patterns of relapse in the past.
Call to Learn More about the Authentic Recovery Center Medical Detox Los Angeles Today
If you or someone you love is in need of medical detoxification services call 1 877 415 4673 now. The Authentic Recovery Center is one of only a few treatment centers in Los Angeles that offer medically-managed detoxification program as a stand alone resource. As previously mentioned, our drug treatment approaches also include multiple levels of care that complement the detox component of addiction treatment. Remember, “The only failure in life is the failure to act”.
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“ARC offers the best medically-managed residential detoxification program in Los Angeles.
Mary Ann – Beverly Hills, California