Recognizing the need for drug or alcohol detox is the first step on the path to lifelong recovery. Since there are so many treatment center options, finding the rehab center best suited for you or your loved one can feel overwhelming. It is essential to do the proper research before making a final decision. Substance use disorder (SUD) is a disease that requires treatment from qualified professionals. Appropriate treatment begins with a medically supervised drug and alcohol detox center designed to meet your individual needs in a comfortable and secure setting.
Westwind Recovery® provides a full spectrum of evidence-based, holistic treatment options. While we do not offer detox services, we understand the importance of it. Drug and alcohol use can create changes in your brain chemistry that encourage substance abuse. But long-term recovery is possible with the proper treatment, care, and support. To begin your recovery journey today, call our facility.
Finding the Best Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Committing to detox and rehab marks the beginning of a new way of life. The tools and skills you will learn and the insight you gain lay the foundation for successful long-term recovery, so it is vital to find the best fit.
A medically supervised detox is usually the recommended first step toward recovery to remove all addictive substances from your system. Symptoms of withdrawal are different for everyone and depend on the type of substance, length of use, and amount in your system upon arrival at detox. Withdrawal from certain substances, particularly alcohol and opioids, can be dangerous and sometimes even life-threatening without medical supervision.
So how do you choose the best medical detox? It is essential to remember that not all addiction treatment centers offer the same services. Avoid any treatment program that offers “100% success”. Addiction is treatable, but there is no definitive cure. Key components to look for in a reputable rehab center in Los Angeles include:
- Mental health services
- Proper licensing for the facility and staff
- Use of evidence-based interventions and treatment
- Multidisciplinary treatment team
- Comprehensive therapeutic services
- Individualized treatment plans
In Los Angeles, Westwind Recovery® fills a void by offering the complete spectrum of care for treating substance use disorders. Our intake specialists work with you or your loved one to complete a full evaluation to determine the best treatment plan. Our team is prepared to answer all of your questions about the recovery process.
What to Expect During Medical Detox in Los Angeles
Committing to detox can be frightening, especially if you have previously tried to detox on your own. Understanding the detox process and knowing what to expect can help alleviate fears. Withdrawal symptoms are not easy to manage alone. Detox is most successful when medical and clinical professionals are available to help you through it.
Detox begins with a thorough evaluation to gather information about your medical history and the details of your addiction. Since this information forms the basis to develop your course of treatment, providing honest answers is necessary. On average, detox lasts from seven to ten days, but several factors contribute to this, including
- Severity of addiction
- Type of substance(s)
- Length of abuse or addiction
- Amount of substance(s) in your system upon arrival to detox
- The severity of withdrawal symptoms
- General physical and mental health
We believe that successful recovery involves healing the body, mind, and spirit, as reflected in the full range of treatments and amenities we offer. Our treatment center programs stand out from others because of our commitment to recovery, affordability, and high level of care.
Contact Westwind Recovery® for a Rehab Center in Los Angeles
Once you or your loved one has decided it is time to begin the journey to recovery from substance abuse or addiction, finding the best rehab center begins with calling Westwind Recovery®. Our intake specialists can walk you through all of your treatment options and get you started toward a better future.
Dr. Deena is the Chief Clinical Officer of Westwind Recovery®, an award-winning outpatient treatment center in Los Angeles where she oversees the clinical and administrative program and treatment methods. Dr. Deena is a doctor of psychology and licensed clinical social worker since 1993. LCSW #20628. Originally from the East Coast, Dr. Deena has worked running treatment centers, worked as a therapist in psychiatric hospitals as well as school settings and currently has a thriving private practice in the LA area. Dr. Deena has appeared regularly on the Dr. Phil Show as an expert since 2003. She has also been featured on many other TV shows, podcasts and has contributed to written publications as well as podcasts.