Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world, full of entertainment stars and high glamour. Unfortunately, many glamorous movie stars—and many frustrated would-be movie stars, and many ordinary people—are in need of drug or alcohol detox. If you or a loved one falls into that group, trying to find a center in Los Angeles can be an overwhelming process. With hundreds of options available, how do you know what to look for? There are a few key features you should focus on in your search, regardless of what specific substance you need to detox from. Finding a Los Angeles detox center that addresses these key areas may seem daunting at first glance, but receiving the highest quality treatment to set yourself up for long-term sobriety is vitally important, so it’s well worth the effort to find a place that’s convenient to Los Angeles and can meet your needs.
One caveat first, though. Los Angeles itself is thick with addiction-treatment options, providing a long list of rehab and detox centers to choose from. However, if you’re currently living there, remaining convenient to your home base during treatment isn’t always a good idea. Drug-detox patients who stay too close to familiar territory are at greater risk of becoming complacent or not taking the treatment process seriously, partly because it’s so easy for them to leave partway through treatment and return to old haunts—and old habits. To improve your chance of a successful outcome (long-term sobriety), you may be better off traveling an hour or two away—perhaps to Inland Detox, located just a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles. You’ll keep the comfort of a familiar Southern California environment, but will have space to focus on important things—like your recovery—while ensuring the strongest temptations of addiction are kept a safe distance away. If you’re looking for detox centers in Los Angeles and nearby, it’s certainly worth considering Inland Detox as an option.
As for choosing the detox program itself, there are three primary considerations you should focus on. First and most important, you want a facility that specializes in stabilization and that offers qualified clinical supervision by personnel with medical credentials. While checking detox facilities, cross off any that don’t employ or work with licensed medical doctors and nurses, certified assistants and other medical personnel who are familiar with detox needs. Medical professionals should always be close at hand during detox in case any complications arise on your journey to physical sobriety—proper care could save your life.
The second attribute to look for in a detox center is a treatment regimen that includes counseling. While physical stabilization is the key objective of detox itself, getting physically “clean” is only the first step in a treatment program intended to prepare you for a long-term life of lasting sobriety. Full treatment will likely require residential rehab and/or intensive outpatient counseling for three months or longer, addressing the underlying causes of your addiction. Therefore, look for rehab centers in Los Angeles that include both individual and group therapy in their treatment regimens. Check that these centers employ licensed and certified therapists, including Ph.D’s, Psy.D’s, licensed marriage and family therapists, and registered alcohol and drug technicians. Ensuring that a facility utilizes highly qualified therapists will ensure that the quality of therapy provided after initial detox leaves you better prepared to process your addiction issues at additional levels of care.
Finally, you will want your Los-Angeles-convenient drug rehab to provide a discharge procedure and aftercare planning that allow you to continue your treatment for several months. Detoxification itself typically takes less than a week, which is not nearly enough time to address addiction therapeutically and to prepare for the lifetime process of dealing with the underlying causes of your addiction. The formal therapy process can last for many months: therefore, you want a detox center that provides aftercare planning in the form of referrals to residential or intensive outpatient treatment programs. This final phase of intensive treatment typically focuses on making a long-term treatment plan with the aid of material from your initial counseling sessions, which identified major issues to process during your treatment. All this will enable you to transition back into normal life well-equipped to remain sober for life.
If you’ve read this far, you’re likely seriously considering Los Angeles rehab for yourself or a loved one. If you’re ready to build a better life free from drugs and alcohol, please call Inland Detox today at (888) 739-8296. Our admissions staff is available 24/7 to help you make informed decisions about treatment and get on the path to sobriety.
Client assessment is a multi-stage process that begins when you first call and continues during the onsite intake process. When you call Inland Detox you’ll speak to an Admissions Advisor that will help you understand the admissions process. They’ll ask you about your needs and help you determine if Inland Detox is a right fit for you. Upon admission, you’ll be assessed by staff that will identify your immediate needs and they will work with clinical staff to design a custom treatment plan.
Client stabilization is the second goal of effective detox treatment. At this stage of care, our Clinical Director addresses the client’s immediate needs while taking in to account the unique history of each client. Inland Detox staff will coordinate efforts with your primary physician or a local physician if you need to continue a course of prescribed medication or begin a new course of medication in the process of detox.
Our clinical staff members design a custom treatment plan for each client of Inland Detox. Our treatment plans take in to consideration the substance abuse history of each client, their immediate medical, psychological, nutritional and social needs as well. Our understanding of the detox process is that it is the first step towards recovery. As such, our clinical and supportive staff members work in concert to suggest effective care upon discharge. This may include finding appropriate long-term residential care provider or making a transition to outpatient care.
When it’s time for our clients to transition from our detox program to their next level of care, we insure a smooth transition. Our clinical and administrative staff members will coordinate travel from our facility to our client’s next destination. Our goal is to insure that from the time our client’s reach us until the time they transition to their next stage in life, we are with them the entire way.