Turning Point Recovery Center heroin detox

Turning Point Recovery Center is growing and expanding. We recently moved to a new location that allows us to have a little more space. With this added space, we have been able to add new programs and treatment plans. Our goal, as always, is to meet the needs of the people of Albuquerque, New Mexico. And now we can do that in a whole new way.

Why We Decided to Open the Inpatient Detox Facility

The options for inpatient detoxing in Albuquerque is really limited. The hospitals in town are very reluctant to do it because they simply aren’t set up for it. There is another facility in town but it doesn’t always have the most comfortable environment for the struggles that accompany detox.

In the past, our patients would go to this intown facility or to one of the several others in New Mexico or even in Texas. The closest one is still an hour away and some are 3 or 5 hours away. The bottom line is that there aren’t enough options to meet the needs of the people of New Mexico.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient

We’ve been doing ambulatory detox (outpatient) for a while now and we have been remarkably successful. In this type of detox, the patient comes in for a couple hours each day. We take their vitals, offer some counseling and support, and then they spend the rest of their detox time at home.

For many, outpatient detox is a safe, stable, and successful way to detox from drug or alcohol addiction. But for some of our patients, their home environment is unsafe or does not support sobriety. Or their addiction is severe enough that detoxing poses serious health threats.

For these patients, we now have an answer.

What the Inpatient Facility offers:

  • A small number of comfortable beds, no more than two per room.

  • 24 hours a day and 7 days a week

  • Your stay is several days long, depending on your unique detox experience

  • An extra level of support, both medical and psychological

  • Higher level of medical care from on-staff RNs, Nurse Practitioners, and Medical Doctors as needed

  • Counselors and Clinicians visit to support and help with conversation, group therapy, journaling, and other methods

  • Drugs administered to assist with detox

  • Labs and tests to ensure continuing health and safety

  • Kitchen provides fresh and nutritious meals during your stay

  • A TV in the main area that will show movies like 28 Days with Sandra Bullock and other recovery videos

  • Time to sleep and recover since your body is going to be pretty sick

  • An extensive discharge plan when your detox is complete to support your continued success in sobriety

  • And more

Safety During Detox

The reason detoxing from drugs and alcohol can be so dangerous is twofold:

  1. The body and brain have come to depend on the substance that, suddenly, it is not getting. Relearning how to function without it can be difficult and painful.

  1. Depending on the severity of the addiction and the length of it, organs like the liver or heart might be damaged to the point of dysfunction. Stabilizing a patient with these conditions is imperative and requires medical training, supplies, and drugs.

What Happens After Inpatient Detox?

There are several different routes to take once detox at our inpatient facility is complete. We pride ourselves at TPRC on our ability to help the individual. Ours is NOT a one-size-fits-all treatment plan.

Depending on your unique situation, you might find yourself going to any one of these programs after detox:

  • A Residential Treatment Facility for more long term care

  • Ambulatory (Outpatient) Detox

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our Inpatient Detox Center is not a revolving door.

We hope that this facility will be a success in serving and supporting the people in our community seeking to overcome their addiction. If you think that you or someone you know could benefit from our new inpatient detox center, please contact us today. Are you thinking of trying a detox at home? Read our guide on the subject before you do! It could make a huge difference.

~Paul


What You Need to Know Before You Detox at Home