Detox

If necessary, the first step is detoxification. We offer medically supervised detox through our outpatient programs for drugs and alcohol.  During your initial appointment, we will discuss what type of detox steps are right for you. Medical complications, length of use, and frequency of use are all factors that will be considered by our specialists.

Education

Alcohol Detox

Chronic, excessive drinking can lead to physiological tolerance and dependence on alcohol. When this dependency exists, a person will need medically supervised detoxification to safely stop drinking or serious and even life-threatening conditions can occur. Seizures, delirium tremens (DTs), or death are all possible if alcohol withdrawal is not medically managed.

Education

Drug Detox

Imagine you have the worst flu, and the worst panic attack – at the same time. That’s kind of what acute withdrawal feels like. Those who have experienced this without medication, support or safety may be so afraid of that feeling that they will continue to use – no matter the consequences.

Alcohol Detox

Withdrawl Symptoms

The abrupt cessation of alcohol can precipitate serious and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Because your body has become dependent on these substances to function, in their absence it lacks the ability to function normally, In time your body will adjust, the withdrawal symptoms will abate, and the body will return to normal.

Detoxification is the process of safely withdrawing your body from a substance with the aid of medications and other techniques that lessen the uncomfortable symptoms and reduce cravings.

After a successful detox, a client can move towards maintaining long-term sobriety and recovery through continued treatment in our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). After a short-term detox, we recommend Vivitrol for many of our clients. Vivitrol is an extremely effective medication that lasts for 28 days and helps block further cravings for alcohol.

Outpatient Detox

Many clients need medically supervised detox services but are unwilling or unable to enter into residential care due to work or family obligations. Turning Point Recovery’s Outpatient Detox program allows clients to detox comfortably at home. Clients receive medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms of alcohol and regular medical oversight to ensure that their detox is as comfortable and safe as possible.

After an initial medical assessment, clients are presented with a detox protocol specific to their individual situation. Clients check in with our medical staff daily to ensure that their alcohol detox is progressing smoothly and to have any questions they may have answered. A typical alcohol detox period lasts 3 – 5 days depending on each client’s amount and frequency of use.

Once detox is complete, clients are able to continue their recovery as part of our Intensive Outpatient Program.

Drug Detox

Imagine you have the worst flu, and the worst panic attack – at the same time. That’s kind of what acute withdrawal feels like. Those who have experienced this without medication, support or safety may be so afraid of that feeling that they will continue to use – no matter the consequences.

It can be painful and even dangerous to abruptly stop using – especially opioids, benzodiazapenes, and alcohol. If your addiction has reached the point where you feel sick when you don’t get your stuff, you probably need help to get free. That’s where we come in.

At Turning Point, we don’t believe that getting clean needs to be a punishing experience.

Medically supervised detox can make the process of getting clean easier and safer. We help people get clean as safely and comfortably as possible. Our intake specialists can help you decide what detox is right for you.

Outpatient Detoxification for Opiates

Sometimes, people need medically supervised detox services but are unable to enter into residential care. Turning Point Recovery’s Outpatient Detox program allows clients to detox at home. Clients receive medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and regular medical oversight to ensure that their detox is as comfortable and safe as possible.

After an initial medical assessment, we create a detox protocol specific to each client. Clients check in with our medical staff daily to ensure that their detox is progressing smoothly. You can talk with our caring staff and peer workers; we’ll answer questions and support you through the process. A typical opioid detox period lasts between 5 – 7 days, depending on how much and how often you’ve been using.

Vivitrol

After detox, we recommend Vivitrol for many of our clients. Vivitrol is an extremely effective medication that helps block cravings for opioids and alcohol. Vivitrol (Naltrexone) is a non-addictive, long-acting, injectable medication that has been shown to reduce the chances of relapse when coupled with ongoing treatment.
Talk to our admissions team about whether treatment including Vivitrol after detox is right for you. Call our intake specialist now at: 505-217-1717.

Detoxing From Opioids

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.

Symptoms of withdrawal may include:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose and eyes
  • Sweating
  • Yawning
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Goosebumps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting