wellness

While treatment is a difficult decision, Westwind Recovery tries to make the experience as stress-free as possible. Our programs are different from other treatment programs because of our high level of care, our affordability, and our dedication to recovery. We employ a customizable approach to treatment. After all, not everybody can recover from substance abuse and mental health disorders in the same way. Each and every individual is different and unique, so too is the Westwind Recovery approach to treatment. As the result of our integrated approach with many different modalities, you or your loved one will easily find a component that resonates

wellness
While treatment is a difficult decision, Westwind Recovery tries to make the experience as stress-free as possible. Our programs are different from other treatment programs because of our high level of care, our affordability, and our dedication to recovery. We employ a customizable approach to treatment. After all, not everybody can recover from substance abuse and mental health disorders in the same way. Each and every individual is different and unique, so too is the Westwind Recovery approach to treatment. As the result of our integrated approach with many different modalities, you or your loved one will easily find a component that resonates

Substance Abuse Programs

Going through withdrawal can be an extremely difficult and uncomfortable experience for anyone. Nausea, body ache, fever, and fatigue are common physical withdrawal symptoms. Anxiety, depression, restlessness, and irritability are typical psychological symptoms as well. At Westwind Recovery inpatient treatment centers, our expertise is in helping you detox comfortably and safely from alcohol, opioids, and other drugs so you can engage fully in your treatment program.

  • Medically Supervised – Because withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs can be life-threatening, our detox process is medically supervised.
  • Medication – Our medical staff may use medications to reduce the discomfort of withdrawal. The type of detox medication used depends on the severity of addiction, type of substance abused and other factors.
  • Detox Period – If you are admitted to any of our inpatient rehab programs, your care will begin with a 72-hour detoxification period, sometimes longer depending on your situation.
  • Once you are medically stable, you will be transferred to your treatment unit where you will start your addiction treatment program. You may continue to be medically monitored to make sure your symptoms continue to improve and adjustments can be made to your treatment plan as needed.

Here are the drugs most commonly associated with painful and/or difficult withdrawal:

Alcohol

Surprisingly to many, the most severe of all withdrawals are a result of excessive alcohol consumption. Many alcoholics suffer from delirium, tremors, paranoia, jitters and the shakes. Those with compromised liver function and long-term usage suffer the worst effects when trying to remove alcohol. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this withdrawal can actually be fatal and must be done professionally.

Benzodiazepines

Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin are meant to sedate the individual and to calm anxiety and other disorders. These drugs can lead to life-threatening complications during the withdrawal process, and hallucinations, seizures, and tremors may occur.

Opiates

Prescription drugs like morphine, OxyContin, and Vicodin, as well as the street form, Heroin, fall into this class. People who try to stop these drugs ‘cold-turkey’ can feel flu-like symptoms that can last for several days to a week. A professional detox seeks to make the person detoxing more comfortable, with the idea that getting through this symptomatic period without consequence will make sobriety more likely.

Amphetamines

Illicit drugs like methamphetamines and prescription drugs like Ritalin and Adderall create boosts in nervous system activity. Users getting off of these drugs have been reported to have episodes of psychosis and other unusual brain activity. It is imperative that professional help is sought for those suffering from addiction to amphetamines.

Cocaine

While cocaine does not cause serious medical complications upon withdrawal, it can certainly be uncomfortable and cause anxiety, irritability and concentration issues. Typically inpatient treatment is recommended for cocaine users so that these month-long effects can be overcome in a safe location.

Incidental Medical Services (IMS)

Westwind Recovery is proud to offer IMS at both of our Detox / Residential locations. IMS means optional services provided at a facility by a health care practitioner, or staff under the supervision of a health care practitioner, to address medical issues associated with detoxification, treatment, or recovery services. IMS must be provided at the facility in compliance with the community standard of practice.

The following six IMS services must be provided after approval from DHCS:
  • Obtaining medical histories;
  • Monitoring health status;
  • Testing associated with detoxification from alcohol or drugs;
  • Providing alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment services;
  • Overseeing patient self-administered medications;
  • Treating substance abuse disorders, including detoxification.

Los Angeles Detox Programs

Going through withdrawal can be an extremely difficult and uncomfortable experience for anyone. Nausea, body ache, fever, and fatigue are common physical withdrawal symptoms. Anxiety, depression, restlessness, and irritability are typical psychological symptoms as well. At Westwind Recovery inpatient treatment centers, our expertise is in helping you detox comfortably and safely from alcohol, opioids, and other drugs so you can engage fully in your treatment program.

• Medically Supervised – Because withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs can be life-threatening, our detox process is medically supervised.
• Medication – Our medical staff may use medications to reduce the discomfort of withdrawal. The type of detox medication used depends on the severity of addiction, type of substance abused and other factors.
• Detox Period – If you are admitted to any of our inpatient rehab programs, your care will begin with a 72-hour detoxification period, sometimes longer depending on your situation.

Once you are medically stable, you will be transferred to your treatment unit where you will start your addiction treatment program. You may continue to be medically monitored to make sure your symptoms continue to improve and adjustments can be made to your treatment plan as needed.

Here are the drugs most commonly associated with painful and/or difficult withdrawal:

Alcohol

Surprisingly to many, the most severe of all withdrawals are a result of excessive alcohol consumption. Many alcoholics suffer from delirium, tremors, paranoia, jitters and the shakes. Those with compromised liver function and long-term usage suffer the worst effects when trying to remove alcohol. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this withdrawal can actually be fatal and must be done professionally.

Benzodiazepines

Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin are meant to sedate the individual and to calm anxiety and other disorders. These drugs can lead to life-threatening complications during the withdrawal process, and hallucinations, seizures, and tremors may occur.

Opiates

Prescription drugs like morphine, OxyContin, and Vicodin, as well as the street form, Heroin, fall into this class. People who try to stop these drugs ‘cold-turkey’ can feel flu-like symptoms that can last for several days to a week. A professional detox seeks to make the person detoxing more comfortable, with the idea that getting through this symptomatic period without consequence will make sobriety more likely.

Amphetamines

Illicit drugs like methamphetamines and prescription drugs like Ritalin and Adderall create boosts in nervous system activity. Users getting off of these drugs have been reported to have episodes of psychosis and other unusual brain activity. It is imperative that professional help is sought for those suffering from addiction to amphetamines.

Cocaine

While cocaine does not cause serious medical complications upon withdrawal, it can certainly be uncomfortable and cause anxiety, irritability and concentration issues. Typically inpatient treatment is recommended for cocaine users so that these month-long effects can be overcome in a safe location.

Incidental Medical Services (IMS)

Westwind Recovery is proud to offer IMS at both of our Detox / Residential locations. IMS means optional services provided at a facility by a health care practitioner, or staff under the supervision of a health care practitioner, to address medical issues associated with detoxification, treatment, or recovery services. IMS must be provided at the facility in compliance with the community standard of practice.

The following six IMS services must be provided after approval from DHCS:

1. Obtaining medical histories;
2. Monitoring health status;
3. Testing associated with detoxification from alcohol or drugs;
4. Providing alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment services;
5. Overseeing patient self-administered medications;
6. Treating substance abuse disorders, including detoxification.