Substance Abuse Treatment Specialist

Warner Plaza Urgent Care

Urgent Care & Medical Clinics located in Woodland Hills, CA

Substance abuse can ruin lives and rip apart families. It’s vital that sufferers get the care and attention they need. At Warner Plaza Urgent Care in Woodland Hills, California, trained physicians provide individualized substance abuse treatment. They help patients deal with a variety of issues, including alcohol abuse, opioid dependency, and use of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and other illicit drugs. To learn more about substance abuse treatment, call or use the online booking tool and schedule an in-office appointment today.

Substance Abuse Treatment Q & A

What forms of substance abuse are treated?

At Warner Plaza Urgent Care, skilled professionals compassionately treat many forms of substance abuse, including:

Opiate painkiller addictions

This includes Percocet® (oxycodone), Vicodin®/Norco (hydrocodone), OxyContin®, morphine, codeine, and Dilaudid®.

Alcohol addiction

Doctors treat alcohol abuse either as a stand-alone addiction or combined with other drugs.

Benzodiazepine addictions

This includes Xanax® (alprazolam), Valium® (diazepam), Ativan® (lorazepam), and Librium® (chlordiazepoxide).

Opiate/opioid addiction

This includes street drugs, such as heroin, methadone, and opium.

Mainstream street drugs

This includes cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine (crystal, meth), hallucinogens (mushrooms, acid, etc.), marijuana, and others.

‘Club drugs’

This includes drugs known by the names of Spice (fake weed, fake marijuana), MDMA (ecstasy, Molly), Flakka, GHB, and others.

How is substance abuse treated?

Warner Plaza Urgent Care offers a medically performed detox program to offer relief from withdrawal symptoms related to substance abuse. Withdrawal symptoms vary widely depending on the form of substance abuse and the length of the addiction. Common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Depression
  • Restlessness
  • Tremors
  • Muscle pain
  • Excessive hunger
  • Vomiting

Without medical care, withdrawal symptoms can range from merely unpleasant to life-threatening. A medical detox provides around-the-clock nursing care to ensure your safety, and medications are administered to reduce symptoms during the initial abstinence period.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to medically performed detox. The length of time required depends on the form of substance abuse being treated, your medical history, and the extent of use. Detox typically ranges from a few days to about 10 days.

What follows medical detox in substance abuse treatment?

If you come in for a medical detox to end drug or alcohol use, this beginning stage will be hard. But you’ll leave medical detox feeling better than you have in a long time. However, if you don’t continue on and transition into ongoing addiction treatment, you’re likely to relapse.

Physicians at Warner Plaza Urgent Care work closely with you to recommend the best course of addiction treatment. This may include entry into a residential or outpatient addiction treatment program. Medical detox alone doesn’t guarantee you sobriety and a better life, but it’s the start of an incredible journey.

To learn more about medical detox and further substance abuse treatment, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule an appointment.