Detoxification is often where a person’s journey towards sobriety begins. An extended period of substance abuse can lead to substance dependency. In the simplest terms, this means the person’s brain and/or body chemistry has been altered to the point that they cannot function without the substance in their system. This is clearly not how their body should naturally operate, and the continuous use and abuse of the substance often leads to negative physical, mental, and social outcomes.
A person suffering from addiction may have damaged friend and family relationships, begged, borrowed, or stolen money, alcohol, or drugs, or even developed mental disorders such as anxiety or depression, which only reinforce the substance abuse.
At this point, detox is the best solution, and La Fuente Hollywood is ready to help you or a loved one get started today by calling 888.903.9898. We offer the following drug and alcohol detox programs:
Effective inpatient drug rehab and alcohol treatment sometimes require drug and/or alcohol detox for people who may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms caused by excessive and prolonged drug and alcohol dependence.
La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center provides access to Board Certified Addiction Medicine doctors that manage the detox services so that clients have comfort and safety during this level of care when it is required. Get in touch with us at 888.903.9898 and start the road to recovery today.
What Is Detox?
Detoxification, or detox, is the process of allowing the body to purge the drugs or alcohol from the system and to safely manage the withdrawal symptoms that occur when a substance-dependent person stops taking that substance. Detox can be a painful and challenging process, which is why medically supervised detox at a recognized drug and alcohol detox center is recommended over quitting cold turkey.
Addiction is a disease, and one cannot simply stop being an addict. Even if a person could somehow resist the urges and compulsions to use the drug of their choice, the physiological effects of withdrawal could be life-threatening. The body has become so dependent on the substance, in some cases, that a sudden stoppage could cause the body to shut down.
That is why medically-assisted detox is so necessary. Trained medical professionals with experience in addiction treatment use various drugs to minimize withdrawal symptoms and prevent serious medical complications.
Common Withdrawal Symptoms
Even with this level of care, there are many common withdrawal symptoms. These vary in severity based upon several factors, including but not limited to:
- Type of substance the user is addicted to
- Duration an addiction has lasted
- The severity of the addiction
- The amount of a substance the user takes at one time
- Medical condition
- Underlying mental health conditions
Withdrawal is an intense process, best completed under medical supervision at a dedicated treatment center. Although medical detox limits the symptoms of withdrawal, some are unavoidable. Some of the most common side effects may include:
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Body discomfort
- Mood swings
- Poor sleep
- Difficulty concentrating
La Fuente Hollywood has over a decade of experience specializing in the addiction treatment of LGBTQ individuals. In addition to offering LGBTQ drug and alcohol detox, our Board Certified Addiction Medicine doctors are qualified and experienced in treating any type of drug or alcohol addiction.
Start Your Journey of Recovery Today
Do not let addiction hold you or a loved one hostage for any longer. Admitting you have a problem is the first step, but you do not have to complete the rest of the journey alone. Reach out to La Fuente Hollywood and get the help you need at our drug and alcohol detox center in Hollywood, California.
Contact La Fuente to get you or a loved one on the road to recovery today at 888.903.9898