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Medical Detoxification Services Houston Addiction Recovery Centers


Medical detoxification is the first phase of recovery for those addicted to certain types of drugs and alcohol. There are essentially three (3) categories of substances that will generally require an addict to undergo a brief medical detox process prior to entering residential-inpatient (or PHP) addiction treatment. They are:

  1. ALCOHOLAll forms of ethyl alcohol
  2. OPIOIDS/OPIATESHeroin and narcotic painkillers like oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Norco & Vicodin), hydromorphone (Morphine), Dilaudid, etc.
  3. BENZODIAZEPINESAlprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), clonazopam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), etc.


Houston Addiction Recovery Centers provides varying levels and types of medical detoxification services for men & women ages 18 and up. In offering different types of medical detox services for clients and families, we are able to meet the client’s needs on a numbers of levels – clinically, geographically, financially and so forth. For instance, it is very common to see heroin and opioid addicts requesting either Suboxone or Subutex therapies during their detox in order to help greatly diminish the withdrawal. At the same, we have have many instances where the client prefers to take on a more holistic approach, including diet, nutrition, therapeutic massage, etc., rather than the medication route of Suboxone or Subutex. As such, in lieu of our size and versatility, we are thus able to meet these varied needs and ultimately provide the very best service for each individual client.

Our availability of medical detox centers extends throughout all of Houston, Texas and includes such cities as: Galveston, League City, Pasadena, Pearland, Baytown, La Porte, Missouri City and several others. Each location is unique and has the capacity to be further tailored to the individual needs of the client. In some cases, the detox center is part of a larger residential drug rehab center which, therefore means the patient may not need to transition to a new location once they’re ready to start treatment

The process of setting up the correct type of medical detoxification all starts during the initial phone call and clinical assessment by a licensed, experienced physician. It is important you understand that the detox process is critical for setting up the patient for future success…today! Further, while many detox centers have a propensity for over-medicating their patients, here at Houston Addiction Recovery Centers the goal is to create a harmonious balance between safety and relieving the client of crippling withdrawl symptoms, while simultaneously preparing them to effectively transition into residential, inpatient or PHP treatment without the ongoing need for detox medications (i.e., Suboxone or Subutex).

Those addicted to drugs outside the three (3) categories listed above will generally be able to begin their treatment process immediately. Examples of such drugs might be: cocaine, crack-cocaine, speed/methamphetamine, marijuana, MDMA and so forth. However, no conclusions are ever drawn with regards to the client’s possible need for medical detox until he or she has undergone a complete medical intake process with a qualified physician.

Most of our medical detox programs accept private PPO health insurance through national providers, such as: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna and a number of others. For added convenience we offer an online health insurance verification form which enables you to have us outline for you the entirety of detox & treatment services offered by your insurance plan.

Houston Addiction Recovery Centers strives to set a whole new bar for standards of success within the scope of substance abuse & mental health treatment services.  We, at all times, remain wholly committed to doing all we can to best ensure that you or your loved one attains a new level of successful living within sobriety.


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