At-Home Detox

Addiction Medicine & Family Medicine in Sherman Oaks, CA

At-Home Detox

It may be hard to believe, but you can detox from opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder in the comfort and privacy of your own home. And you can feel safe throughout your detox and recovery when you have the support of addiction medicine specialist Sirisat Khalsa, MD, and the exceptional team at Clarity Medical Group in Sherman Oaks, California. They support your detox with comprehensive medication-assisted treatment (MAT) provided through in-person and telehealth appointments. If you’re ready to start a new life by breaking an opioid or alcohol dependency, call the office or use online booking today.


What is at-home detox?

At-home detox is exactly what it sounds like: You can overcome an opioid or alcohol addiction with outpatient medical care from Clarity Medical Group. Since you don’t need to enter an in-patient treatment center, you can break free of drugs while living at home and continuing to work.

Detoxing means that you stop using opioids or alcohol, take medications that prevent cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and give your body time to completely eliminate all traces of the drugs.

After finishing your detox, you can continue your long-term recovery under the skilled care of the Clarity Medical Group team.

Does at-home detox follow a certain procedure?

Your at-home detox follows a program — medication-assisted treatment (MAT) — that combines detox medications like buprenorphine and naltrexone with behavioral therapy.

Therapy has an essential role in your detox and recovery. Through therapy, you identify the habits, emotions, and life challenges that may tempt you to relapse. Then, you learn ways to manage those challenges instead of turning to opioids or alcohol.

The Clarity Medical Group provides therapy that teaches the skills you may need as you move forward in life, whether that means learning to maintain relationships, control anger, or improve communication.

What should I expect during at-home detox?

You take your first dose of detox medication while in the early stages of withdrawal. During this appointment, it’s essential to be supervised by your Clarity Medical Group provider. They carefully monitor your response and ensure you have the correct dose to stop withdrawals and cravings.

After your first appointment, your follow-up care depends on your medication. Some medications require daily doses you can take at home; others use weekly or monthly injections that you get in the office.

You stay on your medication until you and your provider decide you’re ready to taper down the dose or switch to a different maintenance medication for your recovery.

You can keep taking most medications as long as needed while you recover. You’ll also stay in regular contact with the Clarity Medical Group team, and you should immediately connect with them if you start having cravings again. They can adjust your medication to a more effective dose.

Call Clarity Medical Group today or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online to learn more about at-home detox and to take the first step toward a new, fulfilling life.