Prescription Pill Detox Program Los Angeles CA
Commonly Abused Pills
How Bad Is Withdrawal & Detox?
Prescription pill detox can be a very unpleasant experience. The specific symptoms you may experience depend on the substance abused and the length of time you were consuming the pills. Common symptoms include insomnia, tremors, sweating, anxiety, and cognitive difficulties. In extreme cases, seizures and hallucinations can occur, making it important to detox under the care of a medical team. In-patient detox centers are ideal, as you can get both the physical and emotional support you need while going through withdrawal. Additionally, being in a detox center dramatically reduces your risk for relapse, since you can no longer get the substance you once abused. When you are under the direct care of a medical team, it may be possible to administer certain medications to make the withdrawal process easier. For example, a medication like Gravol can be given to help with nausea in many situations.
Residential Treatment Programs
Once you have gone through the prescription pill detox process, Mariposa Detox Center highly recommends a residential treatment program. These facilities are designed to help you examine the reasons for the addiction and learn healthier coping mechanisms. Skilled and qualified staff members are there to help you learn how to live a sober lifestyle. It is best to attend these sessions once you are sober and have gone through the detox process. Sobriety makes it easier to be receptive to the messages delivered in these sessions. In addition, withdrawal can make you physically ill – too ill to attend meetings on a regular basis. As a result, you are not going to benefit from the residential program as much when you are still detoxing.