Alcohol and Drug Detox Programs
Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles is participating in Recovery Month 2009, in part, with articles about recovery during the month of September. Most individuals suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction begin their recovery with alcohol and drug treatment. So it is our pleasure to help bring awareness to the general public about the benefits of recovery to individuals, their families, and everyone with whom they interact.
An alcohol and drug detox program is an integral component of any substance abuse treatment. Many factors must be considered when developing an alcohol or drug detox protocol. Issues such as age, related medical issues, amount used, years of use, and frequency of use are all considered. The alcohol or drug detox treatment protocol developed is the key in managing any symptoms associated with withdrawal.
The detox program at Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles is a medically monitored unit, complete with 24-hour nursing and a physician credentialed in addiction medicine. Due to the health concerns associated with alcoholism, alcohol and drug abuse, and drug addiction, a detox and treatment program must be able to address the medical needs of each patient.
When you begin the process of medical detoxification, you will most likely experience some withdrawal symptoms. These physical withdrawal symptoms are different for everyone, but can include, sweats, nausea, vomiting, tremors, anxiety and the possibility of convulsions and seizures. With the medications that are available today, an effective treatment program can minimize and in some cases, almost eliminate the symptoms associated with withdrawal.
Medical detoxification is only the first step towards recovery from substance abuse. In a detox program, our priority is the elimination of alcohol or drugs from the body, the management of withdrawal symptoms and the development of a foundation for your future recovery. The real treatment must follow in other levels of care such as residential rehab or outpatient alcohol and drug treatment in order to resolve underlying issues surrounding why one continues to drink, despite all of the negative consequences. Research shows, that people who only go to detox, instead of also following through with a rehab program, will most likely end up in relapse.
Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides medical detoxification as part of our commitment to integrated behavioral healthcare in alcohol and drug treatment. If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependence or drug addiction, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us here.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.