When you begin the journey to recovery, detoxification is often the first step. Initial detoxification from alcohol or drugs should occur in a safe environment, overseen by a clinician. Medical supervision is especially important to manage the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol and benzodiazepines.
The detoxification process (detox) occurs when your body is cleansed of toxins. When you have a physical dependence on drugs or alcohol, your body has adjusted to having a base level of those substances in your system. If the drug is removed from the body during its normal detoxification process and more isn’t added to balance its levels, you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms. At times, these can be severe and even life-threatening.
Medically supervised detox consists primarily of withdrawal management — complications from cessation of drug use are lessened through medication and other intervention measures. Detox typically lasts anywhere from five to ten days, after which recovery work can begin.
You may be wondering what happens during a detox. The length and severity of your symptoms depend on the nature of the drug or alcohol abuse. Your detox can range from mild to severe. But no matter the type of symptoms you experience, you’re in the very best hands at Concise Recovery. With a medical team that will vigilantly monitor your vitals, we provide a safe option to detox in peace.
What Are The Symptoms of Detox?
Physical symptoms include:
Psychological symptoms include:
Severe symptoms include:
These symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on the nature of your substance abuse and the level of substances that are in the body at the start of the detox.
These symptoms can possibly be very unpleasant— depending on the nature of your drug or alcohol abuse. You may feel the impulse to return to substance abuse. This shouldn’t scare you. By your side will be some of the most trusted doctors and nurses in Los Angeles. Our professionals have helped an incredible number of patients successfully complete the detox process. We focus on supreme safety and comfort, and you can rest easy knowing you are in great hands during the duration of the detox program.
Concise Recovery Center of Los Angeles offers an affordable, comfortable setting for you or a loved one to begin recovery. We encourage you to reach out to us 24/7.
We can tell you upfront that you should not fear the detox process. Detox is simply a necessary step for you to cross on your road to recovery, and it’s something that can put you on a strong foundation as you begin rehabilitating the mind, body, and spirit. Toxins in the system must be cleansed to achieve a more balanced mental state, reduce inflammatory markers in the body, and clarify your vision for the future. We’re here with you every step of the way, and we’ve designed every aspect of our detox program to help you comfortably and safely remove toxins and begin the recovery process.
Because of the symptoms of withdrawal, many people think it would be more relaxing to detox from their own homes. This belief results in unnecessary discomfort and a high level of risk – it’s incredibly important to undergo this process with the supervision of medical professionals. However, now that health care and addiction treatment have advanced, it’s not necessary to experience treatment in an environment that feels stifling, cold, or medical.
Concise Recovery Center creates the perfect blend of home comforts and clinical considerations, allowing you to focus on your recovery in a warm, inviting environment while receiving 24-hour medical attention. Soft beds, tasty and nutritious meals, plush seating and lounging are available to everyone in our programs. Our highly trained staff are able to assist with sub-acute detox cases, providing support and reassurance along with management for physical symptoms.