Acute Medical Detox
Our acute medical detox program is located in a very private, designated
and separate medical on the campus of Huntington Hospital, and provides
the highest level of detox services. We are proud to be the only major
hospital in the Los Angeles area that currently provides this service.
An acute medical detox program is fully medically supervised under the
direct supervision of an Addiction Medicine physician, along with 24-hour
nursing care by RNs trained to care for the patient with substance or
alcohol use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Our patients receive
full access to all medical amenities, including IV medications, IV fluids
and access to labs, imaging, diagnostic testing, and other ancillary services
as needed. We also have the ability to elevate the level of care needed
to more intensive levels such as telemetry or ICU in rare occasions when
these are needed, while continuing the detox process. During the detox
stay, patients will have the support of their entire clinical team, including
therapists, counselors and case managers who will help the patient navigate
and plan all aftercare.
As an institution that utilizes ASAM guidelines, we remain committed to
individually tailoring each patient’s treatment plan, and creating
aftercare programs unique for each patient. This may range from Medication
Assisted Treatment (MAT), harm-reduction, abstinence-based treatment,
CBT-based care, or encouraging social model programs such as 12-step based,
refuge recovery, or Smart recovery.
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A Huntington Hospital, we pride ourselves in providing the best medical
care in the recovery field. Our expert addiction medicine physicians utilize
the most current evidence-based practices to ensure you have the safest
and most comfortable care during your detox stay.
As treatment begins, patients will meet with nurses, counselors, therapists
and other clinicians to help you create a unique treatment plan conducive
to your care. The staff will ask questions about your medical history,
prior treatment, alcohol and drug history, and your current life dynamics.
Confidentiality is maintained with the utmost respect. We make every effort
to keep our patients safe and comfortable, recognizing the challenge often
associated with undertaking treatment of this nature. We applaud your
effort and we are here to help.
The CDRC center at Huntington Hospital will address the basic components
of recovery which are tied to medical/physical, psycho-social, and underlying
causes and disorders, that lead to addiction. We will help treat and minimize
any symptoms of withdrawal to ensure you have the most comfortable, safe
and reaffirming stay possible. We will also help you identify the best
path toward recovery for you, and provide medication assisted treatment
and tapers upon discharge, when appropriate.
While safe withdrawal will be the primary concern of your medical team,
most individuals will still be able to attend groups, participate in therapy
and begin the self-reflection and evaluation needed to initiate and plan
the future phases of recovery. Patients are assigned a case manager and
are provided a workbook and other assignments when therapeutically appropriate.
In addition to varying groups available to patients to participate in,
they will also have access to one-on-one counseling and therapy. These
sessions are aimed at helping with relapse prevention, and addressing
frequently encountered barriers patients face in the recovery process.
We also provide a number of educational groups for patients and family
members to better understand addiction.
In addition to group therapy modalities, patients have access to a full
gym, Pet Assisted Therapy, and possibly massage therapy, music therapy,
yoga and many sessions of intensive individual one-to-one therapy. Our
goal is to help with reintegration and provide support for ongoing recovery
once our patients leave the hospital. We work in tandem with each patient
to help them determine where and what kind of aftercare facility or program
they want to participate in once they discharge from the hospital.