Located in Woodland Hills Near Los Angeles, CA

Addictive drugs change the way the brain processes emotions and regulates mood. These changes affect how the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin are released in the pleasure center of the brain. Serotonin and Dopamine are responsible for elevation in mood or feelings of pleasure. This pleasure or “high” is addictive and users become dependent on the drug to recapture the same feeling.

Once a dependence on a substance has formed, withdrawal symptoms being once the person no longer uses the substance. Different drugs will cause different withdrawal symptoms which proceed on different timelines. Depending on how they interact with the brain and bodily functions; drugs are absorbed and remain active in the body for differing amounts of time. This is often referred to as the drug’s “half-life,”which relates to the different withdrawal timelines for each substance. Withdrawal may even potentially be fatal if not supervised my a medical professional.

Iris Healing Retreat drug and alcohol rehab in Los Angeles helps users abstain from drug use by creating an environment free of the triggers that warrant drug abuse. Our highly trained staff can help you or your loved one through the withdrawal phase by providing around-the-clock medical assistance.