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)