Josh Chandler | July 25, 2022

Drug Detox Los Angeles – The First Stage of Recovery

What Happens in Drug Detox? 

Substance use disorders can lead to alcohol addiction or drug addiction. This seemingly simple transition that many alcohol and drug abusers go through means that when they do seek treatment, drug detoxification will be the first stage of their recovery. At Muse Treatment in Los Angeles County, we provide drug and alcohol detox and residential treatment as two of our many levels of care. The drug rehab treatments we provide help those struggling with addiction a pathway to begin their road to recovery. No one should ever have to deal with substance use disorders on their one. At Muse Treatment Center, our exception counseling and behavioral health therapy staff offer the support an individual needs to make a positive change in their life with drugs and alcohol. 

If you or one of your loved ones is struggling with addiction and needs assistance with withdrawal symptoms and the alcohol or drug detoxification process, call us today. The detox treatment options we offer gives everyone who is ready to stop letting substance abuse negatively affect their life a chance to move forward. 

One of the biggest reasons an individual does not start an addiction treatment program is because they know they will have to endure withdrawal symptoms. Drug and alcohol detox affects people in different ways, and withdrawal side effects can vary depending on the substance abused. The treatment programs we offer at Muse Treatment take into account the fact that everyone who becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol will have a different reaction when they stop using. For example, here are some of the withdrawal symptoms someone addicted to opioids, a commonly abused category of drugs, will go through during detox:

  • Cold sweats
  • Goosebumps
  • Chronic yawning
  • Muscle aches
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Restless Leg Syndrome 
  • Muscle pains 
  • Abdominal cramping

Medically assisted detox in a treatment facility has many benefits. These include being provided with proper meals and hydration, over-the-counter medicines for many of the withdrawal symptoms listed here, emotional support from the drug detoxification staff, and a safe, secure, drug-free environment that helps with relapse prevention. 

Click here to call Muse Addiction Center today. Our staff is available 24/7 to provide answers and begin the admissions process. Call (800) 426-1818.

How Long Does It Take To Detox From Drugs?

When someone begins drug or alcohol detox treatment as part of their overall substance abuse treatment at Muse Treatment, they start with a complete medical and psychiatric assessment. This process allows us to develop a customized treatment plan just for them based on their history and needs. Depending on the substance abused, how long they have had a drug addiction, and other physical and mental health factors, a treatment plan tailored for them will begin. Depending on the information gathered, inpatient treatment for detoxification can take several days up to a few weeks for the side effects and cravings to subside.

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Rehab After Drug Detox

Once you have completed the drug detoxification portion of your treatment plan, you are ready to move on to either inpatient treatment or outpatient rehab. During substance abuse detox, you will most likely have started behavioral health therapy in a group setting. Now, as part of inpatient or outpatient rehab, you can continue with the portion of an addiction treatment program that helps you develop coping skills, life skills, and a relapse prevention plan.

Start Your Recovery at Muse Drug Detox Los Angeles

When you work with Muse Treatment and begin your substance abuse rehab in Los Angeles, you will work with some of the best alcohol and drug treatment professionals through our levels of care and types of treatments. Our medically assisted detox program will help you start your addiction recovery and begin a happier, healthier lifestyle. Call us at (800) 426-1818 today for more information about any of our treatment plans. 

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Josh Chandler
Josh Chandler
After growing up in Chicago and North Carolina, Josh chose to get help with substance use disorder and mental health in California because of the state's reputation for top-tier treatment. There, he found the treatment he needed to achieve more than five years of recovery. He's been in the drug and alcohol addiction rehab industry for four years and now serves as the Director of Admissions for Resurgence Behavioral Health. Josh remains passionate about the field because he understands that one phone call can alter the course of a person's life.

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