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Los Angeles Detox Program at Home

Receiving In Home Los Angeles Detox with a Private Duty Nurse

Living a life that is ruled by a drug or alcohol addiction is not living at all.  The substance steals 110% of your energy and attention all day, every day, making you a slave to its never-ending demands.  Meanwhile, your mind, body, and spirit sink deeper and deeper into a darkness that threatens to rob you of life itself.  It is time for help.

When making the important life-saving decision to get clean and sober you realize that detox and withdrawal lurks—a sometimes anxiety-provoking and always unpleasant first stop on the road to recovery.  You may be tempted to handle detox on your own, hoping to avoid any risk of exposing your substance abuse problem.  This would be a serious mistake, as withdrawal symptoms can be unpredictable and dangerous in many cases.  There is a better option for a discreet detox, the in-home Los Angeles detox services that provide medical oversight within the privacy of your own home.

How Does Home Los Angeles Detox Work?

Private in-home detox is essentially the exact same process you would experience within a clinical setting.  The main objective is for, under medical supervision, the client to detoxify the body from drugs and/or alcohol safely and with minimal discomfort.  The benefits to going through the detox process at home versus a facility are many.  Your privacy is protected while you can remain in your familiar, comfortable surroundings during withdrawal.  Additionally, a supportive family member or spouse can more easily offer support if you are at home.

After a thorough medical and psychological assessment by a doctor, and if in-home detox is appropriate based on the severity of the addiction, a trained detox nurse will record vitals and begin supervising the process.  Withdrawal symptoms will be mitigated by both prescribed and over-the-counter medications.  Depending on the substance you are withdrawing from, the prescription medications may include a benzodiazepine (Valium or Ativan) to reduce anxiety, the risk of seizures, and to aid in sleep, and anti-craving drugs such as Suboxone, buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, or acamprosate. (Campral)

What Withdrawal Symptoms Can I Expect During at Home Los Angeles Detox?

With most drug and alcohol detoxes, the symptoms of withdrawal will appear within 8-12 hours of the last dose or drink—some sooner, some later.  The withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on the substance being detoxed from the body, but most will peak at about 72 hours and then begin to subside over a period of a week or so.  The detox nurse will oversee your vital signs and communicate any concerns immediately with the doctor.

Here are some of the usual withdrawal symptoms based on the substance:

Alcohol

  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Seizures

Opiates/opioids

  • Muscle Aches and pains
  • Abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea
  • Yawning
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Teary eyes
  • Chills
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety

Methamphetamine

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Fever and chills
  • Sweating
  • Shaking and tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Intense cravings
  • Seizures

Benzodiazepine

  • Panic attacks
  • Tremors
  • Confusion and impaired cognitive function
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Irritability
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Dry heaves
  • Heart palpitations
  • Anxiety

It is important to note that not all people will be eligible for an in-home detox.  Withdrawal symptoms for alcohol or benzodiazepine detox can be life threatening depending on the acuity of the addiction, so this would require an inpatient detox.

Kinkaid Private Care Coordinates Home Los Angeles Detox Services

Kinkaid Private Care coordinates specialty detox nursing services.  Under the direction of a physician who is an addiction specialist, the trained private detox nurses will monitor and support you through the phases of detox and withdrawal.  Kinkaid offers holistic therapeutic services that can dramatically improve the detox process, such as massage therapy, IV vitamin therapy, yoga, acupuncture, and guided meditation.  To receive discreet and safe detox support in the privacy of your home, please contact Kinkiad Private Care now at (877) 388-6373.

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