Last Updated on by Dr. Ronaye Calvert-Conley
What’s Next When it Comes to Medical Detox for Drug and Alcohol Addiction?
With the growing epidemic of drug addiction, especially with opiates, heroin and painkillers, what’s next with Los Angeles, California’s medical detox centers?
The horror stories of drug overdoses and related death are absolutely filling the news desks these days. In fact the nationwide drug addiction epidemic has grown to such proportions that it has even entered the main debate stage for the upcoming presidential election!
It all started with pill mills, doctor shopping, pharmacy shopping and anything of the like. From Oxycontin to Vicodin to Norco, Percocet, Dilaudid, Morphine and pretty much anything else opiate or opioid related. And once that well ran dry we then started seeing affluent neighborhood kids and young adults turning to the dope dealer, specifically heroin. A drug known for its strong physical dependence, and of which causes horrendous withdrawal symptoms in the absence of some type of medical detox process involving therapies such as Suboxone or Subutex.
Historically speaking, places like Los Angeles, and in large part Southern California, have led the way in chemical dependency/addiction treatment and medical detox advancements. At the same rate, there is now a growing trend in which those coming out of a detox program or regimen are coincidentally hooked on the very drug that enabled the detox process to begin with, that being the Suboxone or Subutex itself. They transition from detox into a drug rehab center or sober living home with the same, if not worse, level of physical dependency! Granted there has been much headway made in restricting the usage and abuse of these two drugs in terms of how they’re administered during the medical detox process, but nowhere near enough…
So the question here might be, if Los Angeles and Southern California led the way in such scientific advancements in the past, what potentially lies ahead? Or how can the process be improved upon in order to lower either the rate of relapse or dependence on Suboxone and Subutex subsequent to the detox process?
Based out of West Los Angeles, CA, Revive Detox Center integrates a unique array of added components which, essentially enable our medical team to have less reliance on the medicinal component, while simultaneously creating platforms that garner greater success for those coming out of detox. And this applies not only to opiates and opioids but also to other such drugs as alcohol, benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, etc.), methamphetamine, methadone and others. Examples of these ancillary components include:
- Therapeutic Massage
- Targeted Nutrition & Supplements
- Chef Prepared Meals
- Emotional & psychological support
- Family support & guidance
- Continuation planning and ongoing recovery support services
Redefining success in the detox process
Of the many unwavering goals and commitments we make here at Revive, the one that most prominently emerges each and every day is the one that guides us along the path of doing all that we can in order to best ensure that every patient leaves here with the highest possible likelihood for succeeding in their ongoing recovery. And in fact, in speaking directly with some of the many drug rehabs and addiction treatment centers out here in the Los Angeles area, we are often reminded by them that those clients having started off at Revive tend to do better in their treatment programs!
So what’s the answer to question of what lies next within the scope of medical detox? Well, who knows for sure, but one thing that remains constant is the reality that those who remain committed to pushing the boundary of the status quo will, more often than not, garner better results among those they help.
For more information on medical detox services at Revive please call us 24/7 at (844) 467-3848. We also accept most private PPO medical insurance plans and provide a quick and easy online insurance verification form.
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Dr. Ronaye Calvert-Conley is the CEO and Founder of Revive Detox, a Joint Commission Accredited and Legit Script Certified Addiction Treatment Center in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in Los Angeles in 2007 and has extensive experience working in the addiction and recovery field and the LGBT community. To learn more about Dr. Calvert-Conley click here.