Opening September 1, 2020
Awakenings Detox is a luxurious, comfortable and licensed residential detoxification program offering safe and supportive recovery from alcohol, opiates and benzodiazapines. We accept most insurance or private pay and provide 24/7 daily care by licensed medical doctors, nurses, doctoral level psychologists and holistic healthcare practitioners. Awakenings Detox is located in the serene and peaceful horse country of Old Agoura Hills, CA in a private, gated residence.
Awakenings Detox is licensed by the Department of Health Care Services of the state of California, and is ASAM certified, (American Society of Addiction Medicine) insuring the highest level of safety, comfort and sophistication in our approach to detoxification.
Depending on the specific drug(s) of abuse and the duration of use, the detoxification process can take three to ten days on average, although for some individuals this process can last as long as two weeks. The specific timeframe is individualized for the needs of each client. During this initial stage of recovery, medications are administered in a controlled setting to soothe physical withdrawal symptoms and prevent any serious, life-threatening withdrawal effects. Life-threatening withdrawal symptoms can occur in individuals who are detoxing from benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan) and alcohol as both of these substances can result in withdrawal seizures when either are eliminated from the body.
Medical detoxification is a thoughtful, individualized and systematic process that aims to ease the client off of psychoactive substances in a safe and stable environment under the close supervision and care of physicians and nurses.
Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can vary widely in severity. In severe cases, the condition is life-threatening. Symptoms can occur from two hours to four days after stopping alcohol and may include headaches, nausea, tremors, anxiety, hallucinations, and seizures. In most cases, alcohol withdrawal requires medical treatment and supervision in a residential or an inpatient setting. Medications are used to soothe physical symptoms while individual and group counseling address emotional and psychological cravings to return to drinking alcohol.
Benzodiazapine Detox (valium, xanax, klonopin, ativan)
Benzodiazepine withdrawal can be an uncomfortable, anxiety provoking experience that can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Medically supported benzo detox ensures a less painful and more successful, sustainable recovery. The first step in overcoming a Benzodiazepine addiction is detox, or detoxification. Benzodiazepine detox is used to help patients safely and successfully purge their bodies of Benzodiazepines, or Benzos, so that they can proceed to the next stage of addiction treatment. This is achieved with licensed medical supervision in a supportive, peaceful environment.
Opiate Detox (heroin, morphine, tramadol, percocet, oxycontin, hydrocodone)
Physical, mental and emotional symptoms occur after stopping or reducing opioids. Opioid withdrawal develops after the body has become accustomed to a certain level of opioids. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal include anxiety, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. Opioid withdrawal, although not life-threatening, can be extremely unpleasant with very painful physical withdrawal symptoms. Medically supervised detoxification significantly decreases and calms these unpleasant side effects of withdrawal.