When you’re ready to begin the journey to recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, choosing the right drug and alcohol detox center is critical to your successful recovery. The decision to seek treatment doesn’t come lightly, and neither should your choice of rehab facilities. With the prevalence of drug and alcohol addiction in the United States, and the notion of seeking treatment becoming less stigmatized, there has been a surge of treatment facilities popping up across the nation. It is easy to feel overwhelmed with so many options, especially when stressed over an urgent need for treatment.

Westwind Recovery® is a community of addiction specialists who understand the difficulties of overcoming addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders not only through our years of experience but also because so many of us have made the journey ourselves. Contact us today at 855.340.8832 to take your first steps toward recovery.

What to Look for When Choosing a Detox Center

Most people who suffer from addiction want help but face numerous obstacles. For those who struggle from addiction, the fear of withdrawal is often the biggest hindrance to seeking treatment. Next is the fear of thinking about coping with life without reliance on drugs or alcohol. Also, paying for treatment and receiving treatment while managing work and family obligations are other significant obstacles. 

A medically supervised detox is the recommended first step toward recovery to remove all traces of addictive substance(s) from your system. Withdrawal symptoms are different for everyone and depend on factors, including the type of substance, length of use, and amount in your system upon arrival at detox. Attempting to withdraw from certain substances, mainly alcohol and opioids, can be dangerous—and potentially life-threatening—without a medically supervised detox. 

What Should You Look For in a Detox Center?

First, remember that not all addiction treatment centers offer the same services. Second, avoid any treatment program that promises 100% success. Addiction is a treatable chronic disease but has no definitive cure. Essential features to look for when choosing a detox center include:

  • Proper licensing, certifications, and accreditations
  • Mental health services for co-occurring disorders
  • Evidence-based interventions and treatments
  • A multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Client-to-staff ratios
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Continued care and aftercare treatment services

In Los Angeles, Westwind Recovery® stands out among other drug and alcohol detox centers by offering the complete spectrum of care for treating substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our admissions counselors will then work with you or your loved one to complete a full evaluation to determine the best inpatient or outpatient detox treatment plan for you, as well as continued care. We have the experience to know that without the proper post-detox care, your success in recovery will be minimal, so we work with you to provide the most successful outcomes. 

What to Expect When Choosing a Drug and Alcohol Detox Center

Understanding the types of detox treatments available and knowing what to expect can help alleviate fears about detoxing. Withdrawal symptoms are not easy to manage alone. As a result, detox is most successful when experienced, caring medical and clinical professionals monitor the process. 

Detox begins with a thorough evaluation to gather information about your medical, mental health, personal, and addiction history. The information you share will help guide your treatment team in developing your individualized treatment plan. Your detox will depend on factors, including: 

  • What substance(s) you are addicted to
  • The length of abuse or addiction
  • The severity of addiction
  • Amount of substance(s) in your system upon arrival for detox
  • The severity of withdrawal symptoms
  • General physical and mental health

The treatment team at Westwind Recovery® will work with you to develop and implement a detox plan to address all of your needs. Moreover, we understand the personal nature of the detox process and provide our clients with as much privacy as possible. 

Turn to Westwind Recovery® When Choosing a Drug Detox Center

Drug and alcohol detox is not a cure for addiction. However, detox frees you from physical dependence, clearing the way to discover and work through the underlying factors that contributed to your substance abuse or addiction. After detox, you can move on to our inpatient drug rehab center, outpatient drug rehab center, or sober living program, depending upon your needs. Contact us today to learn more. Use the online form or call us at 855.340.8832.