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Frequently Asked Questions

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At Satori Detox, our mission is to help you (or a loved one) break free from the chains of addiction. Offering quality, evidence-based medical detox programs for many forms of addiction, we help our clients take the first steps on a path toward lasting, stable sobriety.

Finding the right treatment center or program is a daunting task. To make this as smooth and easy a process as possible, we’re answering some of the questions you may have as you explore addiction treatment options.

“Our mission,” as our CEO Joseph Grossman has noted, “ is to help you become a better you.” If you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction, you might not know where to turn. Our clinical specialists are standing by to help you take back control of your life. To learn more, call us at 818.671.4765 today. 

The best way to explain medical detox treatment is to put it into context.

After drinking alcohol or using drugs habitually for some time, an individual will become physiologically dependent on the substance. And when they attempt to stop using the substance, that individual will experience symptoms of withdrawal, which is the body reacting to the absence of a substance it’s accustomed to having.
Being physiologically dependent on a substance makes recovery quite difficult. Can you even imagine trying to concentrate on treatment while dealing with withdrawal?

That’s where medical detox treatment comes in. Medical detox treatment is a type of clinical care that often occurs as the first stage of recovery. This program addresses withdrawal using a variety of treatment methods, including medicinal when necessary.

The length of time required to complete medical detox treatment varies according to a number of factors, which include:

  • Substance
  • Length of time addicted
  • History of addiction/recovery
  • Co-occurring health conditions

Typically, people spend about one week completing a medical detox program. However, it’s important to realize that the time to detox successfully can vary.

At DetoxLA, our intake process can be broken into three main phases, which are:

  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Orientation

The first phase, assessment, is our initial consultation with a prospective client. In most cases, this takes place on the phone or over video chat. During the assessment, our goal is to develop an understanding of the client’s basic needs. We answer questions like: Which substance or substances are they addicted to? How long have they been addicted?

Similar to the first phase, the evaluation phase allows us to get more acquainted with the client’s needs and preferences. To do this, we get more in-depth information about the client, including their history with recovery and whether they have co-occurring or comorbid conditions. With this information, we construct an individualized treatment plan for the client.

Finally, there’s the orientation phase, which is precisely what it sounds like: We help the client prepare for the start of the medical detox program.

Satori Detox offers one program, which is our Medical Detox Program. Then below that program, we provide several specializations or sub-programs, which include:

  • Alcohol detox program
  • Benzodiazepine detox program
  • Heroin detox program
  • Opiate detox program

There are many similarities between these sub-programs, but there are also some critical differences. Detoxification from alcohol involves an entirely different approach to stabilization than you would find in a benzodiazepine detox program. Because detoxification can be dangerous when these kinds of substances are involved, additional resources are sometimes needed to ensure client safety throughout the process.

Admissions FAQ

Patients call in and a representative will build rapport, ask questions about the current circumstance and verify insurance to ensure we are able to meet the client’s needs.

We accept most private out-of-network policies.

Yes, Satori Detox is accredited by the Joint Commission.

On a case-by-case basis. Please give us a call so that we better understand the situation.

Our program costs $2,000 per day for individuals exploring private pay options.

Satori Detox aims to provide a more individualized approach than other facilities. Our staff are committed to making sure that the client’s needs are met from the moment they walk through the door. 

Pack comfortable clothing, any prescription medication you may require, and any other necessities or essential items.

Families are encouraged to be a part of the recovery process after the first two weeks of treatment. Sundays from 4-6PM are visitor hours.

Give us a call! Our representatives can gauge the situation specifically and create a plan of action.

We are able to help with legal issues. Our case manager is familiar with the courts and what they would be needing from us.

The staff at DetoxLA will be able to schedule a driver to meet you at the airport and bring you to treatment.

We don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all answer to this. Please give us a call so that we better understand the situation.

We cannot inform an employer without the client’s permission, as we are bound by HIPPA. Honesty may be the best policy, if possible. Please give us a call so that we better understand the situation.

Honesty is best, if possible. If not we can help you formulate a dialogue that will help them understand. Please give us a call so that we better understand the situation.

We don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all answer to this. Please give us a call so that we better understand the situation.

Clinical FAQ

At Satori Detox, we offer CBT, DBT, Holistic Therapies for addiction treatment.

At Satori Detox, clients can participate in group therapy daily and individualized therapy one or two times per week.

We encourage 12-step recovery but it isn’t a requirement for treatment.

Yes! Satori Detox provides comprehensive on-site 24/7 medical care and monitoring.

Outpatient is less intense than inpatient in regards to the medical monitoring and lacks clinical intervention that is regularly available during an inpatient stay.

While we do not provide aftercare at the Satori Detox facility, we work closely with aftercare programs locally and across the country.

Yes, Satori Detox has an alumni program. As a part of the alumni program we provide regular outings and continuous outreach.

The detox process can vary in length on a case by case basis, but on average lasts between 7 and 10 days.

The treatment program at Satori Detox lasts an average of 30 days.

Yes, all treatment at Satori Detox is fully confidential and we are bound by HIPPA.

Clients are able to participate in individual therapy sessions between one and two times per week.

After the first two weeks of treatment, families are encouraged to do family sessions.

Yes, Dr. Eric Chagouri is the staff psychiatrist at Satori Detox.

Facility FAQ

The Satori Detox facility features both private and semi-private rooms with TVs. 

Satori Detox has a private chef prepare all meals, full medical care on site, and offers regular outings

We understand that it can be difficult for some to completely disconnect from the outside world so we allow clients to check phones and laptops on an as needed basis.

Yes, the Satori Detox facility allows both smoking and vaping during treatment.

At Satori Detox we offer both private and semi-private rooms, so you may have your own room or share it with one other person.

Yes, we highly encourage you to do so in order for us to have a more comprehensive medical picture.

Yes, you can bring any readings to treatment.

While in treatment, we can ensure that your treatment schedule takes into consideration your work needs and we can arrange times to ensure you are able to participate in any meetings.

You will not have access to your wallet during treatment, but while in treatment there is no need for money.

All housing at Satori Detox is co-ed.

We don’t allow pets but we work with local dog boarding companies that can bring your pet over for visitations!

Our clients have opportunities to go on planned outings three or four times per week.

Take the First Step on Your Road to Recovery at Satori Detox

If we didn’t answer your question in our FAQs, or if you’re ready to take the next step, then we’d love to hear from you. Reach out to our addiction specialists at 818.671.4765 to learn more today.