The Retreat Detox in Los Angeles, California (near Pasadena, CA) compares standard addiction detox versus our high-end, holistic and executive services…



There are a myriad of medical detox facilities, especially in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas such as Pasadena, CA.  Medically supervised detox programs allow those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction to achieve freedom from their addictions.  Many have asked if attending a higher scale, luxurious and holistic detox is better, going along with the adage that “the more it costs, the better it is.”

The Retreat Wellness and Recovery Centers offers both.  The amenities are breathtaking and It is affordable in comparison to many of it’s counterparts, and takes insurance, all the while providing the following services:

  • Medically managed detox
  • 24-hour professional care
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Private holistic chef
  • Nutrition education
  • Physical personal training
  • Massage
  • Yoga

Most traditional medical detox facilities offer medically managed detox and 24-hour support.  Very few provide individualized or even group therapy during their short stay.  The first few days of detox, individuals are likely to not feel well, and the support of staff and peers who can keep them occupied and prevent them from lying in bed all day can be the difference between someone who completes the program and someone who leaves against medical advice.

While not many statistics are currently available as to the success rate of luxurious and holistic medical detox programs with that of more standardized program.  What I can say after working for close to 20 years in the field, the more you engage the client and teach them there is another way of life, their better chances of success.  I have also learned that when attending some of the less dynamic programs, clients often ask about massage, exercise and food intake.  Most programs do not incorporate these topics into the detox phase of treatment.

The difference between the care received at a luxurious and holistic center is by far expected to predict if individual’s are willing to transition into residential treatment.  The more information they are given in a safe, welcoming environment, the better their chances of remaining open-minded to the next stage of treatment and recovery.

For more information about our luxury medical detox & addiction treatment services please call The Retreat Wellness 24/7 at: (866) 358-3988.