OPIOIDS AND WITHDRAWAL
Opioid addiction is difficult to overcome without professional intervention, often requiring a specialized approach to manage uncomfortable withdrawal effects. The severity of an individual’s symptoms vary depending on numerous factors, but withdrawal usually lasts about a week. The risk of relapse and overdose are high during this time, especially as an individual’s tolerance dwindles. Comprehensive and compassionate care can greatly reduce symptoms and keep patients comfortable as they detox, minimizing potential complications and improving treatment outcomes.
Before patients can enter residential treatment and begin to focus on their recovery, they must first detox and conquer withdrawal. When these symptoms linger, it becomes difficult to engage in the treatment process and achieve any meaningful progress. At Journey Hillside Tarzana, our medically-managed detox is supervised on a 24/7 basis, keeping patients safe as opioids are eliminated from the body. Our dedicated team expertly manages the effects of opioid withdrawal by focusing on symptom management, patient comfort and relapse prevention. Medication-assisted treatment is also administered when appropriate to ensure the health, safety and well-being of patients. Once an individual has finished detox, they can transition seamlessly into our signature residential treatment program to dig deeper into their addictions and move towards sustainable, long-term recovery.