Outpatient Detox Treatment Programs
Dr. Mohammad has elevated the detox process to a new level of ease and comfort. Our staff cares about each one of our clients and does everything possible to make sure they are safe, secure, relaxed, happy and comfortable. Through our many years of professional experience, we know what it takes to eliminate drugs or alcohol from a person’s life.
Types of Detox Treatment Offered
We offer a wide variety of outpatient detox treatment programs at our office in Agoura Hills, California, aimed at helping our clients comfortably and successfully detox from alcohol and substance addiction. Listed below are some of the most common substances we treat on a regular basis, but this is by no means a complete list.
- All Prescription Medications
- Crystal Meth
- Club Drugs
If you have questions about any of the drugs listed here, or others not on the list, call us for more information at (818) 879-9018.
Suboxone is a highly effective medication that we use to help reduce opiate addiction. Suboxone also helps ease any withdrawal symptoms and side effects. Suboxone is a medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone, combined in a single tablet.
Buprenorphine which has been used successfully as a treatment for heroin addiction which works by acting on the brain’s opiate receptors to relieve withdrawal and cravings without prompting the same intense high or dangerous side effects as other opioids.
When combined with naloxone, buprenorphine’s abuse potential is further limited because people who try to inject it experience severe withdrawal symptoms. However, when Suboxone is taken orally, as prescribed, these adverse effects do not occur.
Alcohol abuse touches the lives of practically every family. Untreated and unmanaged, it can cause major life challenges for everyone affected. For the alcoholic, withdrawal can cause seizures, delusions, delirium and it can even be fatal.
We ensure the alcohol detox is performed effectively and comfortably. Although it may not be easy for all patients, we know the best methods for complete recovery and ensure that all of those we treat are comfortable in our facility.
Withdrawal begins the moment the client stops drinking. The detox process may seem impossible for some people; however, at Las Virgenes Behavioral Health and Medical Clinic we successfully address, and often prevent, the physical, emotional and psychological effects of detox.
Detoxification of alcohol is the first step of our alcohol treatment program. Providing stability and perspective, our patients are then ready to actively participate in additional programs for total recovery.
Prescription Medication Detox
Opiates – Detox
Opiates are prescription medications that are prescribed by a doctor to relieve physical pain. Opiates are often highly effective where other pain relievers fall short. They have helped millions of people deal with the painful symptoms of disease. However, opiates can also have negative side effects, and some people become dependent on them if they are not monitored during use.
When someone stops taking any opiate, withdrawal begins. The detox process from opiates should always be done under the care of a licensed medical professional familiar with the opiate detoxification process. Opiate detoxification can last 7 to 14 days.
Any opiate withdrawal effects are safely and properly managed using the drug Suboxone.
Benzodiazepines are a separate classification of prescription medication. They are primarily prescribed for anti-anxiety or insomnia. Ativan and Xanax are two of the more common drugs in this classification.
Stopping Benzodiazepine without the proper medical supervision is dangerous and can cause severe withdrawal symptoms including seizures, delirium and even death. The moment someone stops taking a Benzodiazepine, withdrawal will begin.
Oxycodone – OxyContin, Percodan, Vicodin and Percocet
A well-known opioid is Oxycodone, the generic name for the drugs OxyContin, Percodan, and Percocet.
Opioids act by attaching to specific proteins called opioid receptors found in the brain, spinal cord, and gastrointestinal tract, and can effectively change the way a person experiences pain.
Additionally, opioids affect regions of the brain, including the nucleus acumen (a key structure in reward, motivation, and addiction), resulting in initial euphoria.
The high levels of Vicodin abuse may be linked to its widespread availability a fact that becomes even more troubling when considering the health risks of abusing hydrocodone and other prescription drugs.
Ambien, Soma Detox
Used by millions for insomnia, Ambien is a sedative, and also called a hypnotic. It affects chemicals in your brain that may have become unbalanced and caused sleep problems. This medication helps you to relax and fall asleep. Soma is used as a muscle relaxant. Unfortunately, they are both frequently abused. Although they belong to separate class of drugs the withdrawal symptoms are very similar to alcohol and benzodiazepines.
They are both frequently abused. And they belong to separate classes of drugs their withdrawal symptoms are very similar to Benzodiazepines.
Heroin is the most commonly abused opiate in the world. At any given time, there are 500,000 users in the U.S. alone. Illegal and highly addictive, this semi-synthetic drug can devastate lives. The good news is that addiction can be treated effectively.
Although Opiate withdrawal is usually not fatal, it is very uncomfortable. We ensure that detox goes smoothly by using Suboxone.
Cocaine – Methamphetamine Detox
Cocaine and Methamphetamines are psychoactive stimulant drugs that increase alertness and energy. Abused in high doses, it can induce euphoria and enhance self-esteem. Its side effects, including nervousness, anxiety, paranoia and heart issues, are well known.
During intoxication, these drugs can be life threatening. While withdrawing from the drug, it is usually not life threatening, but toxic effects can still occur, including heart attack and stroke. These effects through withdrawal need to be managed. At Las Virgenes Behavioral Health and Medical Clinic, our process for cocaine and methamphetamine detox is symptomatic and highly effective.
To find out more about our Outpatient Detox Treatment Programs in southern California, call 818-879-9018.
Las Virgenes Behavioral Health & Medical Clinic
30101 Agoura Court, Suite 100
Agoura Hills, California 91301
(818) 879-9018 Office
(818) 964-7928 Rebecca
(855) 652-1136 Toll-Free