Alcohol Rehab in Los Angeles

When left untreated, ongoing alcohol addiction may lead to harmful physical and mental health impacts. Deciding to seek addiction treatment at an alcohol rehab in Los Angeles is the first step on your journey to sobriety. Acknowledging you need help to overcome an addiction is difficult, but choosing treatment is vital to ensuring you can quit alcohol safely.

What is an Alcohol Rehab in Los Angeles?

Alcohol rehab provides the opportunity for someone who is ready to quit alcohol a safe and supported environment to do so. Countless research studies show that the best way to detox from alcohol is at an alcohol rehab center that provides comprehensive addiction treatment therapy and medically assisted (medically supported) detoxification services. At an alcohol rehab, your treatment team is available to ensure you can detox from alcohol safely. Depending on your specific treatment needs and goals and the characteristics of your unique treatment program, the detox process may include elements such as the administration of medication to help manage the intensity and severity of withdrawal symptoms.

Why Go to an Alcohol Rehab?

Choosing to get sober at an alcohol rehab can help you more comfortably manage the challenges of detox. Also, the support provided as part of a medically assisted detox program helps limit relapse risk. During detox, the body begins learning to function without alcohol. While drinking, your body and brain undergo various physical and functional changes. Before you can successfully achieve sobriety, your body must cleanse itself of all effects of alcohol. For some, withdrawal is mild. Their symptoms are easily managed without significant intervention and generally resolve within three to seven days. In other instances, especially those with a severe alcohol addiction or a long-term addiction, withdrawal can be more complicated.  In these cases, more severe withdrawal symptoms lasting longer than seven days can occur.

Withdrawal symptoms are part of detox regardless of the severity of your addiction. The intensity, severity, and duration of withdrawal symptoms will depend on various factors, including how much and how often you drink. Other concerns, including how long you have been drinking and whether you have finished a treatment program previously and experienced relapse, are also important. Common relapse symptoms that occur in most cases include changes in appetite, altered mood or behavior, fatigue, restlessness and irritability, aches and pains, changes in sleeping patterns, respiratory problems, nausea, vomiting, and shaking.

Quitting alcohol "cold turkey" or without help may seem easier, but it is vital to remember that alcohol detox can be dangerous.  As mentioned above, some people will experience mild detox symptoms; however, for others, the withdrawal process can bring about potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms and complications. Some of the more intense symptoms can quickly become unmanageable when detoxing alone, often leading to relapse as taking a drink or using again is less unpleasant than continuing with withdrawal. Detoxing from alcohol can lead to dangerous medical complications. Although the most severe complications only occur in a small percentage of cases, it is vital to have emergency assistance available to ensure your safety. Suddenly quitting alcohol at home or alone may mean support is not available if you need it. Some of the more severe withdrawal symptoms related to alcohol withdrawal can include seizures, delirium tremens (DT's), and significant psychological disturbances. Alcohol withdrawal can also lead to heart attack, stroke, and respiratory arrest.

Our Alcohol Rehab in Los Angeles

Deciding to go to rehab to overcome alcohol addiction is a life-changing decision. It is crucial to choose a program like Mariposa Detox Center, where you will receive comprehensive treatment focused on your specific needs and goals. Our treatment professionals will work with you to design a treatment plan that holistically addresses your treatment needs. Our programs are based on a combination of evidence-based traditional treatments and alternative therapy models to help you heal and overcome alcohol addiction.

Addiction is an illness that is unique to the individual. While two people may struggle with an addiction to alcohol, the symptoms and challenges they face related to their addiction will be different. For this reason, cookie-cutter treatment programs that focus on the substance rather than the person struggling with the addiction are often unsuccessful. The most successful programs are those that help you learn more about your addiction and the roots behind why you turn to alcohol. Using evidence-based therapy models in individual and group therapy settings, we will support and guide you as you learn and practice new and safer ways to achieve and maintain sobriety.

If you or a loved one struggle with an addiction to alcohol, an alcohol rehab in Los Angeles offers you the greatest opportunity for success. Our admissions and treatment teams are here to help you take the first steps towards sobriety and lasting recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our alcohol rehab and how we can help you heal from addiction.

Begin Healing with Mariposa Detox Center

If you or a loved one struggles with a drug or alcohol addiction and are ready to start over, free from the hold of addiction, a drug detox in Los Angeles may be the right place to start. Choosing a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment program with highly trained staff to help guide you through the early and often most challenging days of your sobriety journey is a key factor in maintaining lasting sobriety. Detox programs provide the opportunity to quit drugs and alcohol in a safe, comfortable, and supported setting.

If you are ready to take your first steps towards healing, contact Mariposa Detox Center today. Our admissions professionals are here and ready to answer your questions about treatment programs and how we can help take the first steps towards freedom from addiction.

What to Expect During Detox

Detox itself is not a form of addiction treatment. It is the first step towards the treatment process. When you start an addiction treatment program, members of the treatment team will conduct an intake evaluation to determine if detox services are necessary and what level of support you may need during the early stages of withdrawal. Because the detox process varies, the treatment team must understand your specific needs.

During detox, you can expect to receive full medical support throughout the process. Trained medical professionals will provide support and guidance throughout. Medical staff will continually monitor vitals (including blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and breathing) to ensure your ongoing safety and reduce the chances of an acute medical emergency. Depending on your unique needs, medication may be administered to help alleviate the more overwhelming symptoms. Once detox is complete, you can easily transition into the therapeutic portion of your treatment program.

The length of detox also varies depending on several factors, including the substance you use, how long you have been using and how much or how often you use. For some, detox lasts a few days. However, in other cases where addictions are more severe, it can last up to a week. When you choose a medically supported detox program, you can focus on healing, knowing a team of caring and compassionate professionals is there to provide necessary medical and mental health support. Without these vital elements of a treatment program, many will relapse before they can successfully detox, making detoxing alone not only unsafe but often unsuccessful.