Top-Rated Drug Detox Program for Residents of Oakland

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Detox is the process the body goes through when it removes the drugs from your system. As everybody’s detox is different, it is a highly personal experience. People abuse drugs for different reasons, and everybody’s history is unique.

Trying to quit drugs on your own is not recommended, especially drugs like opiates, alcohol, and benzodiazepines, due to their severe withdrawal symptoms. Quitting any drug without supervision can be dangerous though as your chances of overdosing become higher if you relapse, because your tolerance level changes.

Medical detox is the safest and most comfortable method to get through detox. It addresses your physical and your psychological dependence on a drug as you are being weaned off it. Stopping drug or alcohol use “cold turkey” can be dangerous if unsupervised, as the body can experience symptoms like high fever, seizures, or extreme dehydration. At Muse Treatment, our clinical staff monitors our patients around the clock to make sure serious withdrawal symptoms don’t happen. The objective is for everybody to be as comfortable as possible, with the option of being administered medications if needed.  

Once you are stable after detox, you will be able to focus on your other treatments much easier and address other major factors in your addiction. 

Muse Treatment is the top-rated drug rehab program for residents of Oakland, California. We offer options for drug detoxing with or without medications. All of our options cover three main factors:

  1. Evaluation: we find out what your level of substance abuse and dependence is, check for physical and mental health issues, and conduct an in-depth interview to get to know you and your history, and formulate a personalized long-term plan for your treatment, including dual diagnosis treatment if necessary.
  2. Stabilization: we then provide medical and psychological therapy, supported by prescribed medications and counselling to manage withdrawal symptoms to help you get through detox.
  3. Preparation for rehab: once you are stable, you will be ready to move into our long-term care in residential treatment. Detox is a short-term solution but does not cure addiction. Our comprehensive rehab programs will get to the root of your addiction and create long-term recovery success. In a 30-, 60-, or 90-day program, you will learn strategies to successfully sustain sobriety, and live a healthy independent life. Our rehab programs will significantly reduce the risk of relapse.

What is Detox Like?

Detoxing at home can be dangerous or even deadly because of the risk of seizures, severe dehydration, or suicidal thoughts in some cases. This is why you should place yourself under medical supervision.

When you first enter our facility you will take a tour of the grounds and we will conduct an interview and screen for mental and physical co-occurring conditions. We will check your physical condition to determine what medications we can give and how much, find out about your history with drugs and addiction, your family history, and your medical history, and we will work with you to create a plan for your rehabilitation after detoxing, as well as a long-term recovery plan.

After intake, we will stabilize you with medical and psychological therapy. Our medically assisted treatment (MAT) program is a comprehensive program that incorporates prescription medications given by our nursing staff with psychological therapy to ensure we are treating you as a whole person, not just an addiction that needs to be “solved”.

Without medical intervention, drug detox can be painful and dangerous. Symptoms can start out mild but quickly escalate into a medical emergency. Some of the less-severe drug withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Nausea, diarrhea, or stomach-ache
  • Mood swings, anxiety, agitation, or depression
  • Body aches and headaches
  • Nervousness, paranoia, and restlessness
  • Insomnia, exhaustion, and poor sleep
  • Excessive sweating
  • Brain fog and difficulty concentrating
  • Tremors and shaking
  • Intense drug cravings
  • General flu-like symptoms

Once symptoms hit their peak, you will start to feel a little better every day.

After your body has gotten rid of the drugs from your system, we will prepare you for entry into our residential rehabilitation program. You will remain in the same facility, with the same care providers, so there will be no huge changes at that time.


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How Long Does Detox Take?

The timeline of detox depends on your individual health and history. Some factors that affect your time in detox may include:

  • The duration and severity of the addiction
  • How long the user has been addicted to the drug
  • Your family history and genetic makeup
  • The method of drug use (snorting, injecting, swallowing or smoking)
  • The amount of the substance being used at one time
  • Co-occurring medical or psychiatric conditions

Symptoms can show up as soon as two hours after your last use. The “peak”, where symptoms are the worst, usually happens at 72 hours, and then you will gradually feel better until the drugs have completely left your system.

Why Choose Muse for Drug Detox?

At Muse, we offer dual diagnosis treatments when needed, so that conditions like mental illness or trauma can be addressed at the same time as the addiction. Generally speaking, the root of addiction can also be the root of mental illness, so treating both at once may dramatically decrease the risk of relapse.

We offer couples rehab, life skills training, family therapy, and vocational training, so that the full picture of our clients’ lives can be addressed. With good relationships, a strong social safety net, and the confidence to be able to live independently, our patients will have the best chance possible of living life to the fullest while remaining sober.

Detox does not cure addiction, so our goal isn’t just to get the drugs out of your system and leave you to your own devices. At Muse Addiction Treatment Center, we want to ensure you are set up and as prepared as possible to live a full, healthy, sober life, with continued support for as long as you want it, long after detox and rehab are over.


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