In the state of California there are nearly 1,300 different drug rehab programs and services available, including hundreds of programs and facilities which specifically help individuals detox from drugs and/or alcohol. More specifically, there are detox programs for different types of drugs, and facilities which cater to specific genders and specific age groups. There are also different approaches to detox in the various facilities in California delivering detox services, including those which offer a medically assisted detox, and those which provide a holistic drug free approach. Which one is right for you really depends on what type of drug you're detoxing from, what type of long term results you anticipate, and what sort of expectations you have for your newfound sobriety.
Medically assisted detox has two purposes, with the first being a lifesaving option and an essential aspect of a safe detox due to the fact that certain drugs and alcohol in fact cause detox symptoms which must be managed with medication to avoid serious side effects. This type of detox in California is delivered in a hospital or inpatient treatment setting and is the safest way to detox a person from alcohol and certain medical drugs which can cause seizures or worse. The second reason someone may choose a medication assisted option is if they are going through opiate withdrawal, and either wish to make the symptoms less severe as they detox or perhaps if they want to remain on medical drugs indefinitely to curb opiate withdrawal and cravings. This can be accomplished with daily administration of drugs such as methadone, suboxone or buprenorphine for example. This isn't medically necessary however, and many of the individuals who start such a daily maintenance routine find it too difficult to maintain and relapse. Thankfully, there are many inpatient and residential detox facilities in California which offer a drug free option, for any type of addiction, except when medically necessary. So it is important to explore your options and choose the one which is right for you in the state.
Choosing the correct treatment program for yourself or a family member can be one of the the most important decisions you ever make. With so many choices for treatment, and so many variables to consider, getting help from a knowledgeable addiction specialist who understands what types of treatment will work best is invaluable.
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