Los Angeles Detox Center

Sanctuary Treatment Center offers medically-supervised detox in Los Angeles, California. Detox is the first step in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. However, many people avoid treatment due to distressing withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can appear within hours or days after a person stops using or drinking. Some people have mild symptoms, while others can have life-threatening concerns.

Our detox program helps those who need rehab for drug or alcohol use. We’re here to help our clients feel safe and supported through detox.


client at our Los Angeles detox center

What is Detox?

Detox is the process of returning to a “pre-addiction” state of mind and body. A person with a substance use disorder becomes physically and mentally dependent on the substance. As a result, they will struggle to function normally without drugs or alcohol. They need time to adjust to this change during detox.

Our Los Angeles detox program offers psychological and medical support for this process. Often, people fail to start recovery because they relapse in this critical stage when they attempt to detox alone. With support from professionals in a safe space, they can get through this stage and begin the next steps in recovery.

In addition, many detox programs offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to ease withdrawal symptoms. MAT combines FDA-approved medications with therapy to improve a person’s outcomes in recovery. These medications can reduce cravings as well as prevent accidental overdose if a person relapses in early recovery.

What are Withdrawal Symptoms?

Withdrawal symptoms occur soon after a person stops using or drinking. The timeline and intensity of these symptoms can vary. For instance, the types of substances a person uses, the length of their addiction, and their overall state of health can impact withdrawal.

Most people will have withdrawal symptoms within about twelve hours after they stop using. At first, withdrawal symptoms can appear mild. However, as time goes on, these symptoms can get more severe. Those with alcohol or opioid use disorders could have life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.

Common withdrawal symptoms include the following:

  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea

  • Headaches and body pains

  • Fever and chills

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Sleep problems

  • Drug and/or alcohol cravings

  • Changes in appetite

  • Irritability

  • Profuse sweating

  • Trouble thinking clearly

  • Unpleasant dreams

  • Shaking

Severe withdrawal symptoms are called delirium tremens. These symptoms can occur during detox from a severe addiction to alcohol and include:

  • Hallucinations

  • Delusions

  • Mental confusion

  • Seizures

  • Tremors

Professionals at our detox facility in Los Angeles, CA will monitor a person’s symptoms. This will ensure a person doesn’t have dangerous medical concerns from withdrawal symptoms. In addition, each client will have support for mental health symptoms.

What Does Detox in Los Angeles Look Like?

Our detox program in Los Angeles, California, offers clients a safe and supportive place to begin their recovery. At Sanctuary, our clients will have the care and attention of professionals to keep them comfortable. We also foster a healing environment among peers and staff in our programs. 

Our program also focuses on our client’s overall health and well-being. We offer nutritional help and promote a restful space to heal. Our clients regain their strength and resiliency during detox. After that, they can continue in their recovery journey ready to tackle relapse triggers and cravings.

People at our Los Angeles detox center

How Long is the Los Angeles Detox Program?

Like most detox programs, clients need about seven to ten days to detox. During this time, they will go through the acute phases of withdrawal. Acute withdrawal symptoms can be painful and lead to relapse. After this, their symptoms will lessen throughout the rest of their time in the program.

Some people might need to stay in our program for longer than ten days. We went to ensure that a person is healthy and ready to face the next steps in recovery. If a person still has severe symptoms, they might remain in our program a little longer.

What Comes After Detox?

Following detox, clients should continue addiction treatment. After all, detox is only the first step in recovery. Just getting sober is not enough to recover from substance use disorders. A person must also address any underlying causes of addiction while learning to manage stress and other relapse triggers.

After detox, most of our clients will continue treatment with inpatient rehab. Inpatient or residential rehab involves living in a treatment facility for about thirty to ninety days. Since many people use substances to cope with stress or mental health conditions, inpatient rehab allows clients to uncover these underlying issues. 

Following residential rehab, many clients move on to outpatient treatment. During outpatient treatment, clients might meet with a therapist either individually or in a group. In addition, outpatient programs can include holistic treatments, such as art and music therapy. Outpatient treatment helps clients deal with triggers as they come up in everyday life.

Most people in recovery attend peer support groups in their community. Many of these groups meet online as well. Peer support is often seen as a pillar of recovery. Clients also have several options from traditional 12-Step groups like AA or NA to faith-based programs.

Begin Our Los Angeles, CA Detox Program Today

If you or a loved one have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, then the detox center at Sanctuary Treatment Center of Los Angeles, California is here for you. Our medically-supervised detox program helps clients start their recovery. We offer several types of aftercare programs to help you continue on your recovery journey.

Contact us today to detox in our safe and comfortable environment.

Sanctuary Treatment

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  • Call Us:
    + (888) 584 4314

  • Email:
    info@sanctuary.com

  • Address:
    Whitestone Court, Tarzana, CA 91356

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    Sanctuary Treatment Center accepts most private PPO insurance plans, as well as some private HMO plans. Through private insurance plans, individuals and families can access high quality addiction treatment services. If you have questions regarding insurances, please give us a call.

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