Iris Healing® Retreat, Woodland Hills, CA

Drug & Alcohol Detox in Los Angeles

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Iris Healing Retreat is a holistic recovery center located in the serene environment of Woodland Hills, California, specializing in comprehensive detoxification from drugs and alcohol.

Our approach integrates physical healing with mental wellness, ideal for those seeking a transformative detox experience in Los Angeles. 

If you or someone close to you has been struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction of any type or severity, we are available to help you begin on the road to long-term recovery.

Our drug and alcohol rehab programs in Los Angeles can help you or a loved one find the strength needed to heal. Call us now at 844-663-4747 or verify your insurance now.

What is Detox?

Detoxification, commonly referred to as detox, is the first and crucial step in overcoming dependency on drugs or alcohol. This medical process involves cleansing the body of toxic substances while managing the symptoms of withdrawal under professional supervision. Our goal at Iris Healing Retreat is to ensure the detox process is as comfortable and safe as possible, paving the way to a full recovery.

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How Does Our Drug and Alcohol Detox in Los Angeles Work?

Detoxification, commonly referred to as detox, is the first and crucial step in overcoming dependency on drugs or alcohol. This medical process involves cleansing the body of toxic substances while managing the symptoms of withdrawal under professional supervision. Our goal at Iris Healing Retreat is to ensure the detox process is as comfortable and safe as possible, paving the way to a full recovery.


This process identifies the presence of substances in the body, any other medical conditions present, and the person’s social and living situation for program placement once detoxification is completed.


The second step is the actual process of assisting an individual through withdrawal as substances are removed from the body. Medications may be used to assist this process.

Fostering Readiness and Entry into Treatment

The last step of detoxification introduces the individual to the treatment process and stresses the importance of follow-through as the individual enters a treatment program.
It is important to stress that detoxification is not a treatment for substance abuse. Detox is the first step toward treatment, as treatment is difficult when substances are still active in the body.

Types of Detox Programs We Offer

At Iris Healing Retreat, we offer specialized detox programs to cater to different types of substance dependencies.

Adderall Detox

  • Carefully monitored withdrawal and symptom management for fatigue and depression during detox.

Benzodiazepine Detox

  • Involves a gradual tapering to safely manage withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and insomnia.

Cocaine Detox

  • Focuses on overcoming intense cravings and the depressive states common in withdrawal.

Fentanyl Detox

  • Uses medication-assisted treatment to mitigate severe opioid withdrawal symptoms.

Heroin Detox

  • Includes the use of medications such as methadone to ease symptoms and cravings.

MDMA Detox

  • Emphasizes psychological support and monitoring for emotional and sleep-related withdrawal issues.

Opioid Detox

  • Managed with medications that lessen withdrawal severity and aid in achieving abstinence.

Stimulants Detox

  • Monitors and treats depression and physical discomfort, focusing on stabilization.

Stimulants Detox

  • Involves a medically supervised taper and management of anxiety and seizure risks.

Klonopin Detox

  • Detox process includes careful dose tapering to minimize severe withdrawal risks.

Our Alcohol Detox program focuses on safely managing withdrawal symptoms and cravings, with medical staff available around-the-clock. This program uses evidence-based protocols to minimize discomfort and ensure safety throughout the detoxification phase.

Drug Detox

The Drug Detox program at Iris Healing Retreat is designed to address a wide range of substance use disorders, including opioids, benzodiazepines, and stimulants. We employ a combination of medical treatment and holistic therapies to help reduce withdrawal symptoms and facilitate a smoother transition to sobriety.

How Do I Know I Need Drug and Alcohol Detox?

Recognizing the need for detox is a critical step towards recovery. 

Signs that you or a loved one might need detox include:

  • Increased tolerance to drugs, requiring more to achieve the same effect
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance
  • Continued drug use despite adverse consequences
  • Repeated unsuccessful attempts to quit or control usage
  • Neglect of social, occupational, or recreational activities
  • Persistent use in dangerous situations
  • Physical changes such as weight fluctuation and deteriorating hygiene

What to Expect During Detox at Iris Healing Center?

Detox at Iris Healing Center is tailored to each individual's needs, ensuring a safe and effective treatment process.

Clients can expect:

- Medical assessment and continuous monitoring.
- Medication-assisted treatment to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
- Nutritional support and hydration therapy.
- Psychological support through therapy sessions.
- Personalized aftercare planning, allowing for a seamless transition into the next appropriate level of care.

How Long Does Detox Last?

The duration of detox varies based on the substance of abuse, duration of use, and individual health conditions. Typically, detox can last from a few days to a couple of weeks. Our team at Iris Healing provides continuous support, adapting the treatment plan as needed to suit the recovery pace of each client.

Alcohol Withdrawal

The duration of alcohol withdrawal will be different for everyone. However, you can expect withdrawal symptoms to begin within 

  • 6-12 hours post-last drink: Mild symptoms like anxiety, headache, or nausea begin.

  • 12-48 hours: Symptoms may escalate, resulting in severe complications like hallucinations and seizures if left untreated. This stage of alcohol detox is known as Acute Withdrawal, and symptoms might include body tremors, severe anxiety, restlessness, cold sweats, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. 

  • 48-72 hours: The risk of severe complications like delirium tremens increases, requiring close medical supervision.

  • After 72 hours: Severe symptoms begin to subside and a person begins to physically stabilize. Physical stabilization is often aided by the use of certain medications.

What Happens After Detox in Los Angeles?

After successfully completing detox, clients typically step down into a residential or aftercare program. These programs build on the foundation laid during detox by continuing therapy, building coping skills, and fostering a supportive community, crucial for long-term recovery.


After completing detox, individuals typically transition to further levels of care, which include:

  • Residential: This intensive level of care involves staying at a treatment facility full-time, providing a structured environment with constant support and a range of therapeutic activities.

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): PHP serves as a bridge between residential treatment and less intensive programs, offering structured therapy during the day, while allowing clients to return home in the evenings.

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): This program allows for more flexibility, ideal for individuals transitioning back to daily life, requiring attendance at therapy sessions several times a week.

  • Outpatient Program (OP): The least restrictive, this program involves attending therapy sessions that fit into the individual’s schedule, supporting their recovery while they engage in regular activities like work or school.

How Much Does Detox Cost?

Iris Healing Retreat is in network with numerous insurance carriers, making our detox programs accessible to a broader community. Costs can vary depending on the specific insurance plan and the length of the detox program. We encourage potential clients to reach out to discuss coverage options and any associated costs.

Learn More About Detox in Los Angeles Today

If you are ready to begin your journey towards recovery, contact Iris Healing Retreat to learn more about our Drug and Alcohol Detox programs in Los Angeles. Take the first step towards a new life free from addiction. Call us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to speaking with you soon and answering any additional questions you may have.

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