Top-Rated Drug Detox Program For Residents Of Los Alamitos

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Detoxification, or detox, is the process your body goes through when you stop taking drugs that have caused a physical dependence. Detox can take anywhere from days to weeks, and symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on the drug you are detoxing from, how long you were taking it, and a range of other factors.

The idea of detoxing from drugs can be daunting or even frightening for some people, especially if they don’t know what to expect, or have heard horror stories from others or online. The truth is, detox is different for everybody. If you detox with Muse Treatment, we can provide medications and therapies to get you through the process as easily, painlessly, and quickly as possible, while keeping you safe and comfortable.

Detox is an important and necessary step before entering rehab. It can get uncomfortable, with symptoms like tremors, flu-like symptoms, anxiety, depression, hallucinations, body aches, restlessness, headaches, and agitation or mood swings. Serious drug cravings will likely also occur. Unfortunately, detox is unavoidable. You have to get the drugs out of your system before you can fully focus on rehabilitating. 

Muse is the top-rated drug detox program for residents of Los Alamitos because we offer a comprehensive medically assisted treatment (MAT) that can help you manage these symptoms. This is especially important for those who are addicted to a substance that can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms, as they can become life-threatening without proper medical care. The medications given will help with sleeping, combating drug cravings, and help with psychological issues like depression or anxiety. They do not get you high, and they will not create a new addiction.

MAT is the preferred approach for detoxing, as we combine these safe, prescription medications with therapy and counselling early on, to treat you as a whole patient, not just an addiction. This will help you work through any emotions or fears that come with stopped drug use. The counselling and therapy will continue on into rehab after detox is over.

Our whole-patient approach to treatment improves our patients’ future ability to live a self-directed life without drugs or alcohol, long after treatment is over. They will gain skills, healthy coping mechanisms, and a broader perspective on the possibilities life has to offer. Muse has a welcoming, caring environment that will get you through your detox confidently and safely.

What is Detox Like?

Depending on what drug you are detoxing from, withdrawal symptoms may be more physical or more mental. Drugs like heroin or alcohol create a strong physical dependence, but cocaine is more psychological.

There are three steps to any detox.

  1.     Evaluation before entry
  2.     Stabilization, aka detox
  3.     Preparation for rehab

During evaluation, we will have a medical team and counsellors interview you, do a physical exam, and screen for any physical and mental health issues that may affect your progress. We find out about your needs, values, and goals, and then formulate a customized plan that will help you long-term in your recovery. This plan will include any dual diagnosis treatment that may be required to get to the root of your addiction.

The stabilization process is where we provide medical and psychological therapy, supported by prescribed medications to help with your withdrawal symptoms, like antidepressants, drugs to stop drug cravings, and sleep aids. Detox usually takes between seven to ten days, but everybody’s timeline is different depending on a multitude of factors.

After detox, we will prepare you for your rehabilitation treatment. We will transfer you to our inpatient rehab program, located within the same facility. Because detox only treats your body short-term, at Muse Treatment, we provide a comprehensive, integrated rehabilitation program that will get to the underlying causes of addiction, which will create long-term recovery success. Our inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, aftercare support, and alumni network will help you to create a long-lasting recovery.


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How Long Does Detox Take?

It can take anywhere from days to weeks to get through the withdrawal symptoms of drugs. The timeline depends on factors like

  •       The severity of the addiction
  •       The amount of drugs you were taking at one time
  •       The duration of the addiction
  •       If you have underlying health or medical conditions
  •       Family history and genetics

In general, you will begin to feel withdrawal symptoms within two to six hours of your last use, which will gradually worsen until a peak at around 72 hours. After that, you should feel a bit better every day.

Why Choose Muse for Drug Detox?

Muse is located in peaceful surroundings, with caring and professional staff available 24 hours a day to help you. We take a trauma-informed approach to our work, meaning we care about you as a person, and we recognize that you may have had traumatic experiences in the past that will affect how you feel about medical personnel and other professionals. We strive to keep you informed and feeling safe while in our care. 

Our focus is on the “whole patient”, meaning our integrated approach treats co-occurring conditions or mental health issues to find the underlying root of addiction. We know that there is more than meets the eye with our patients.

Our facilities are first-rate, with excellent food cooked by an in-house chef, comfortable rooms with TVs and full sized beds, and plenty of activities like off-site hikes or beach trips, exercise facilities, games nights, and movie nights.Our aftercare program is robust, with a selection of programs that will best fit you once you are ready to leave our inpatient rehab. We have outpatient care and an alumni network that will be there for you long after you leave rehab.

If you choose to detox through Muse, we are here to guide you every step of the way. We have payment plans for our clients who want to pay cash, and we take most insurance plans. We want to make sure a safe and comfortable detox is available to anybody who needs it. Contact us if you have any questions, or if you want to speak to somebody about entering our detox program.


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