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Detox Specialist

Pain and Recovery Center

Addiction Medicine & Behavioral Health located in Albuquerque, NM

The pain and suffering that occurs when you make attempts to stop using drugs or alcohol may sabotage your efforts. At Pain and Recovery Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the substance abuse specialists offer an outpatient medical detox program that minimizes the discomforts associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal. To schedule a detox consultation for yourself or your loved one, contact the office by phone or online today,

Detox Q&A

Why do I need to detox?

There are many misconceptions surrounding the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Many believe that those who use and abuse drugs and alcohol simply lack the willpower to stop. However, drug and alcohol addiction is a disease and requires medical intervention, not willpower. 

As much as a person with a drug or alcohol addiction may want to stop using, they can’t because their brain and body have developed a dependency on the substance. Stopping the drug or alcohol often leads to withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Severe pain
  • Sweating
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Vomiting

These symptoms may last days or weeks and make it nearly impossible for the addicted individual to quit.

What is a detox?

Detox refers to the process your body undergoes as it removes the toxic drugs or alcohol from your system. As noted, detox can lead to uncomfortable symptoms. To support your efforts, the substance abuse specialists at Pain and Recovery Center offer an outpatient medical detox program. 

The outpatient program treats patients ages 14 and above who are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. 

How does the detox program work?

The medical detox program at Pain and Recovery Center is designed to minimize your withdrawal symptoms and keep you as comfortable as possible. The team develops a personalized detox program based on your needs.

The substance abuse specialists prescribe medications that assist with the detox process without causing unpleasant side effects. 

What are the benefits of detox?

The substance abuse specialists at Pain and Recovery Center always do what’s best for each and every patient and work one-on-one with you to develop a detox plan that works. In addition to being the only detox center in New Mexico that treats adolescents with drug or alcohol addiction, the team also offers immediate care, so there’s no need to wait to start your medical detox treatment.

The detox program at Pain and Recovery Center is also more intensive and requires daily follow-up appointments to monitor symptoms and progress. The team also only tapers medication when they feel you’re ready. There’s never a rush to discharge patients.

Pain and Recovery Center is dedicated to helping you or your loved one beat their addiction with their comprehensive and compassionate detox program. Call the office or book online to schedule a consultation today.