Medically Assisted Treatment in Los Angeles
Over 20 million Americans live daily with a physical dependency on drugs and alcohol. Almost 60 million Americans over 12 years old have used an illicit drug within the past year. Drug use permeates our social fabric; it is everywhere and unavoidable. Humanity has used drugs for millennia; the oldest surviving document containing a prescription for opium is over 8,000 years old. Opioids have a place in medicine to treat the severe pain of cancer, burns, surgery, and other conditions. The opioids of today are not the opium and morphine of yesteryear; they’re synthetic and incredibly powerful.
These ultra-powerful drugs like Fentanyl and Carfentanil are hundreds of times more potent than heroin, and they’ve infiltrated all aspects of the illicit drug trade. Carfentanil is used to anesthetize enormous animals like elephants. You may remember in the movie franchise “Jurassic Park,” Carfentanil was used to knock out a Parasaurolophus. A few grains of Fentanyl are enough to kill an adult. Accidental drug overdose is the leading cause of death for adults under 45. Fentanyl is in every type of illicit street drug, including counterfeit pills sold as Xanax or Percocet. It’s cheap and easy to make and smuggle into the country. Over 70,000 people die each year in the United States from a drug overdose or Fentanyl poisoning. The number of people who have died from overdose since 2000 is rapidly approaching one million. No drug that doesn’t come directly from a pharmacy is safe from Fentanyl, such as MDMA, cocaine, prescription pills, and even marijuana.
People who drink excessively also expose themselves to serious health risks. Approximately 100 thousand people die annually from alcohol-related diseases, making it the 3rd most deadly preventable disease in the country.
Alcohol consumption increases your chances of developing at least six types of cancer.
- Mouth and throat cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Larynx cancer
- Colon and rectum cancer
- Liver cancer
- Breast cancer
Sadly, the majority of people who live with a dependency on alcohol never receive treatment. That doesn’t have to be you; Magnolia can help you quit drinking. All you have to do is call us at (818) 431-2224; we’re standing by to help you with medically assisted rehabilitation.
What Is Medically Assisted Treatment?
If you have been drinking or using drugs like opioids and benzodiazepines for longer than three months, you may have a physical dependency on those substances. Medically-assisted treatment is a program where you receive medication to keep you comfortable during physical detoxification and then take medication to reduce cravings. Individual factors will determine how long you need to be on medication. Your central nervous system is used to operating with a substance present and sends unpleasant messages to remind you to take the substance. Naltrexone and buprenorphine effectively reduce cravings, and dysphoria and improves mood. The substances that have the worst symptoms during withdrawal are opioids, alcohol, and benzodiazepines. Withdrawing from these drugs can be life-threatening; you should never attempt to detox by yourself due to the risk of seizure. Not everyone who receives medication-assisted treatment needs to complete a physical detox, but with these particular drugs, it’s most likely. The drugs you may be prescribed are the following,
What To Expect During Medically Assisted Treatment?
At Magnolia Recovery, you can expect treatment in a comfortable, bright, and spacious residential facility. If doctors determine a medical detox before a medically assisted treatment, you will begin that process 6 to 8 hours after your last drink/drug use. These symptoms include,
- Nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting
- Shaking and shivering
- Runny nose
- High temperature and chills
- Increased heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Abdominal cramps
- Muscle and bone pain
- Vivid and unpleasant dreams
These symptoms peak at around 48 hours and then subside. Some symptoms last for months, depending on health and age factors. These factors are the reason why aftercare is vital to recovery. Other symptoms are deadly; delirium tremens can kill you. Having the “DTs” is considered a medical emergency, and anyone experiencing them should call emergency services immediately. As almost half the people with a substance use disorder have a mental health or mood disorder, you’ll be evaluated for illnesses like:
- Substance abuse
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Grief and loss
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Addiction therapy cannot be successful without treating the co-occurring disorder simultaneously. Your care team will conduct a full assessment and interview to identify any underlying mental health issues. While staying in our facility, you’ll benefit from therapies such as
- Full biopsychosocial assessment. Therapists and counselors typically conduct a full biopsychosocial review at the beginning of therapy, which assesses for biological, psychological, and social factors that can contribute to a problem or problems with a client,
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that aims to reduce symptoms of various mental health conditions, primarily depression and anxiety disorders.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. A modified type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), its primary goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others,
- Interpersonal psychotherapy is a brief, attachment-focused psychotherapy that centers on resolving interpersonal problems and symptomatic recovery.
- Life & Social skills is a therapy that discusses and teaches clients the necessary skills to reintegrate into daily life tasks, increasing their sense of self-reliance and independence.
- Nutrition Health & Wellness Groups
- Creative Healing
- Denial Management. Learning how to identify the thoughts, feelings, urges, actions, and social reactions associated with denial patterns and how these patterns might affect the client’s ability to sustain sobriety
- Relapse Prevention
- Goal setting & Obtaining
- Aftercare planning. Attending 12-step or secular support groups.
- Anger Management. A psycho-therapeutic program for anger prevention and control.
- Strength building
- Individualized therapy and treatment planning
- Seeking Safety. A weekly group focused on the Seeking Safety Model, which is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD, substance abuse, and other problem behaviors that stem from emotional dysregulation.
- Art Therapy. Focus on exploring how clients experience life, pain, and healing by integrating art and creativity.
- Group Therapy
Why Choose Magnolia Recovery For Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction
When you choose Magnolia Recovery, you benefit from experts specializing in addiction treatment. We offer the latest in evidence-based medicine while offering varied holistic therapies to suit your needs. We believe that care should be accessible, affordable, and personalized. Located in beautiful sunny California, we’re proud to offer a spacious, bright, and beautiful residential facility. We specialize in medical detox and residential rehab but belong to a network of facilities committed to your health in recovery as we are. We offer amenities such as
- Private Chef
- Large private and spacious outdoor property
- Community lounge area
- workout and fitness classes
Most importantly, choose Magnolia Recovery because we care about your safety and happiness. Our staff are dedicated to freeing clients from the grip of drinking or drugs. We accept most kinds of insurance, and it’s quick and easy to check your coverage on our website; just fill out the form. We would be honored to care for you while you work on making positive changes. You must take the first step on your recovery journey; call us at (818) 431-2224 to begin. You can beat this!