Best Alcohol Detox Program in Los Angeles
Magnolia Rehab center offers the best alcohol detox program in Los Angeles, providing accessible, affordable treatment for people regardless of age, gender, ability, religion, or lifestyle. We believe that a welcoming and warm environment that offers evidence-based treatment will provide each of our patients the best possible chance of achieving long-term sobriety, so we offer treatments and therapies that have been proven to be effective in a shame- and judgment-free facility.
We are a licensed residential detox and rehab center, and from the moment you walk through our doors, you will be taken care of, kept safe, and treated with the respect you deserve. We will never provide unnecessary care, rather, we will assess your individual needs and tailor a program to you, targeting the underlying causes of addiction.
Detoxing from alcohol should never be done alone, nor should you try and quit drinking cold turkey, even if you consider yourself a casual drinker. Everybody’s reaction to alcohol detox is different, with some experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms that can range from uncomfortable to deadly without medical care. Come to Magnolia to stay safe, and we will ensure you do not suffer as your body purges the toxins from your system.
What is Medical Alcohol Detox Like?
At Magnolia, we utilize cutting-edge medical technology, combined with traditional healing practices and holistic treatments to heal not only your body but to also improve your mental health and overall wellness. Our whole-patient approach to healing provides treatment from experienced, trained, and accredited medical and psychiatric caregivers who truly want to help you overcome your alcohol addiction.
You will move into our treatment center for your detox so that we can monitor your health and the progress of your body’s detoxification day and night. Our team is knowledgeable and trauma-informed and will be able to help you avoid the pain, nausea, and cravings, along with other withdrawal symptoms as your brain chemistry rebalances and your body removes the toxins from your system. Staying within a safe and sober facility throughout detox is important because, without care and a supportive alcohol-free environment, it would be nearly impossible to resist drinking once the withdrawal symptoms started to appear.
What To Expect During Detox?
When the body begins the detox process, you may feel very intense withdrawal symptoms that can lead to distress, pain, and other symptoms like:
- Mild withdrawal symptoms – anxiety, vomiting, nightmares and insomnia, high heart rate, difficulty with memory and thinking, restlessness, irritability, tremors, sweating, and sensitivity to light, sound, and touch. These symptoms can cause a strong urge to drink as you feel angry, anxious, and uncomfortable in your skin.
- Major/severe withdrawal symptoms – delusional thinking, hallucinations, high blood pressure, and full body tremors
- Delirium tremens (the DTs) – a highly dangerous set of symptoms that can become deadly if untreated by doctors right away, showing up between 48 hours to 10 days after quitting drinking. These include hallucinations, confusion, agitation, and high blood pressure, along with abnormal activity in the brain, severe withdrawal may cause seizures, even in people with no previous history of seizures
- Post-Acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) – some patients experience withdrawal symptoms that go away then reappear for months after detox is over, with symptoms like depression, mood swings, anxiety, aggressive behavior, low libido, cognitive issues, memory lapses, fatigue, alcohol cravings
This happens because the body has become physically dependent on alcohol to function normally, so when you stop drinking the brain needs to chemically readjust. Alcohol changes the way the brain’s neurons fire, disrupting GABA and dopamine production, neurotransmitters that control coordination, attention, mood, cognition, enjoyment, motivation, and energy levels. When the production of these chemicals is interrupted, the body produces negative physical and psychological effects.
Medical detox at Magnolia involves 24-hour medical care and prescription medications provided as needed. For example, treatment for delirium tremens may include benzodiazepines to keep the brain from becoming overexcited, along with IV fluids to treat dehydration, with mood-regulating medications to calm agitation.
Our team also provides plenty of support to help you through this challenging period. The psychological aspects of addiction can be just as serious as the physical ones, so we provide counseling, along with dual diagnosis treatments for anybody who has a co-occurring mental illness like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, mood disorder, etc.
After you have surpassed the worst of your withdrawal symptoms, you will be able to move into our inpatient rehab program. You will stay inside our full-time care facility, and begin a treatment regimen of therapy, groups, health-related education, art therapy, spiritual development, family therapy, and plenty of sober leisure activities and fitness programs, all delivered within our safe and nurturing environment.
How Long is Detox?
The length of time it takes for your body to detoxify from alcohol addiction depends on several factors:
- How long you have been drinking alcohol
- How much you drink per week
- Whether you have experienced severe withdrawal before
- Your mental health at the time of detox
- Whether you were also abusing drugs along with drinking
- Genetic and other physical health factors including your age
There is no one-size fits all detox program that works for everybody, and yours will be tailored to your unique needs, with medications, therapy, and care that is right for you. Alcohol detox can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, with an average of 2 to 8 days. Withdrawal symptoms tend to show up within a few hours of your last drink, increasing in severity until hitting a peak, and then gradually lessening as you feel a bit better each day. Those who experience PAWS will continue to notice symptoms that come and go for weeks, while other people may notice sleep problems or persistent anxiety for a while after quitting.
30 to 90 days in rehab after detoxing will help you prepare for life as a sober person, and staying connected to a sober community long after rehab will give you somewhere to turn if withdrawal symptoms, doubt, anxiety, or other issues begin to creep in.
Why Choose Magnolia Recovery for Alcohol Detox
Alcohol detox is not easy and taking steps toward quitting drinking can feel frightening or intimidating, especially if you have never been through detox or rehab before. You can rest assured that in Magnolia’s alcohol detox program, you will be treated with the care and respect you deserve as you take the first steps down the long road to recovery. Our team of caring professionals will do all we can to make sure you are comfortable while providing scientifically-based treatments that will help you rebuild your health and regain control over your life.
Our detox program leads you directly into our 30 to a 90-day rehab program, with the same doctors, therapists, and other care providers, so you don’t have to transition into a new facility and tell your story over again. You will gain recovery skills, relapse prevention strategies, and new, healthy habits as you work toward a healthier future for yourself. Family therapy can help you regain connections to loved ones and mend broken relationships, and exercise programs will help you rebuild your physical strength.
Mental health is often interconnected with addiction issues, and at Magnolia, we integrate individual and group therapy into each patient’s treatment, along with targeted dual diagnosis care for those who have symptoms of mental illness. We may prescribe psychiatric medications or provide additional mental health care to those who need it.
We also offer holistic healing and wellness treatments for a whole-patient approach to healing that includes the mind, spirit, and body connection. Your overall wellness includes mental health and regaining your sense of self, and sometimes activities like meditation or yoga can introduce a new way of looking at the world that can spark new ideas and new ways of thinking about your recovery.
Our treatment facility is comfortable and inclusive, with private or semi-private rooms you will stay in as you receive tailored treatments designed to help you overcome the physical, psychological, behavioral, emotional, and social aspects of alcoholism once and for all. We also offer aftercare planning services and have a strong and supportive alumni group you can connect with once you leave our inpatient treatment center and move back home.
Please call us today at (818) 431-2224 to learn more about our alcohol detox and alcohol rehab programs. Even if you are not ready to get started right now, if you are thinking about quitting drinking and don’t know where to start, we are here for you, and will not try to pressure you into making any decisions. We answer our phones 24 hours a day and can help you verify your insurance coverage, or give you some answers about the types of treatments we provide and what steps you can take to get sober, safely. We are here for you.