Effective inpatient drug rehab and alcohol treatment sometimes requires drug and/or alcohol detox for people who may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms caused by excessive and prolonged drug and alcohol dependence. La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center provides access to Board Certified Addiction Medicine doctors that manage the detox services so that clients have comfort and safety during this level of care when it is required. Get in touch with us and start the road to recovery today.
Sometimes certain medications are necessary to detoxify patients who come to treatment with chemical dependency disorder. Benzodiazepines (i.e. diazepam) are used for alcohol detoxification. Additionally, either phenobarbital or a benzodiazepine agent may be used to detoxify those under the influence of a sedative hypnotic drug. Clients using opiates may qualify for buprenorphine-assisted detoxification.
Over-the-Counter Medications in Treatment
People in recovery must be especially careful when taking any kind of over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications. Many OTC meds contain alcohol or other ingredients that could endanger your sobriety by triggering a relapse. Even physicians not familiar with addiction may prescribe meds that are not safe for the addict/alcoholic. People in recovery must be vigilant in protecting their sobriety. They must read ingredients, ask questions, and use much caution in using any kind of medication.
If in doubt about a specific medication, get in touch with us or call for guidance at 1-888-903-9898. Participation in intensive individual and group therapy sessions will enable you to address the underlying issues that led to your addiction.