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Relapse Prevention

Vivitrol is a monthly injection that dramatically reduces cravings for opioids and alcohol. It is not a substitute for treatment, but it sure helps to support people in the early stages of recovery. By diminishing the obsession in the early, intense months of abstinence, clients have the chance to build a foundation for recovery without having to “white knuckle” their way in.

Substance Use Disorder Symptoms

On the following page is a list of potential symptoms of substance use disorder or alcoholism. Checking yes to at least two of these indicates that a person may have a substance use disorder.

But it also indicates that you are not alone. Knowing the signs and symptoms gives you the information you need to seek recovery from a disease that millions also suffer from

Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

Opioids in any form are effective at relieving pain in the short term, but over time they make the body unable to address pain on its own. It’s not just that they stop working – they actually make the problem worse, especially for people with chronic pain. Our medically approved detox protocol is designed to lessen the pain associated with opioid withdrawal and to help your body learn to regulate again.

“full recovery or amplified recovery” — toward typologies of recovery?

A version of this post was originally published in April 2019.

Recently proposed definitions of recovery could be characterized as defining it downward (or expanding the boundaries outward).



Who we are:

Turning Point Recovery Center is New Mexico’s leader in providing safe, effective, and evidence-based treatment for those who struggle with substance misuse and co-occurring disorders. Turning Point encompassess a continuum of care including Turning Point and Focused Recovery; Turning Point Residential Care, Recovery Housing, Withdrawal Management and additional recovery-centered wellness services. We provide the best possible treatment in collaboration with researchers, physicians, clinicians and peers to provide community, health, and wellness-based recovery programming at all levels of care.