Find Hope At Our Santa Fe, New Mexico Detoxification Program

Making the decision to start the addiction recovery process is often the first step toward a healthier future. But many people need professional support to get through the withdrawal process before they can engage in therapies and interventions that promote lasting recovery. Life Healing Center provides a detoxification (detox) program for adults age 18 and older of all genders. Our adult detox program uses evidence-based practices to help people successfully get on the path to better well-being. 

Detox Treatment: What Is It?

Starting the addiction recovery process can be daunting if you haven’t successfully completed withdrawal from the substance you’ve been using.  

Detox treatment is designed to help people navigate the withdrawal process safely and with the least amount of physical discomfort. Completing detox helps protect your health and safety and may give you a stronger chance of achieving success as you embark on your recovery journey.  

Detoxification is often necessary because of the way substance abuse can affect the body. When someone is suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, their body can come to rely on the presence of the substance to function. Once someone ceases or reduces their substance use, it may take their body time to adjust, during which time the person might feel extremely sick. Unfortunately, the fear of facing withdrawal can sometimes make people reluctant to seek the care they need. 

Without professional support, the withdrawal process can be painful, distressing, and potentially dangerous. Many withdrawal symptoms are similar to those of the flu, but there is also a great deal of variation in how withdrawal presents. Each person’s experience is unique and depends on the drug they have been using, along with other factors. Common withdrawal symptoms may include: 

  • Racing heart 
  • Trouble sleeping 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea  
  • Constipation 
  • Stomach cramps 
  • Headaches 
  • Muscle pain 
  • Tremors 
  • Anxiety 
  • Intense sweating 
  • Strong drug cravings 
  • Feelings of depression 

People who try to stop using drugs or alcohol without professional help may return to substance use because withdrawal is so overwhelming. But with the support of a trusted detox program, you can safely rid your body of substances and begin your recovery journey with confidence. If you’re struggling with a substance use disorder, it’s important to seek professional support to find out whether detox may be right for you.  

Learn About Our Adult Detox Program for Addiction

At Life Healing Center, taking part in our adult detox program is often the first step on a person’s journey to greater wellness.  

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, near Albuquerque, Life Healing Center provides on-site detoxification services for adults who are struggling with substance use disorders. Our center offers an inclusive environment that welcomes people from all walks of life, including members of the LGBTQ+ community. In our detox program, we support those who are seeking recovery from addictions to a range of substances, including: 

  • Alcohol 
  • Opioids 
  • Benzodiazepines 

During your time in our detox program, our expert staff of psychiatrists, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners will work to ensure your physical safety and maximize your comfort. We provide evidence-based detox services that can allow each person to find an effective path to better health. When you take part in our adult detox program in Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can benefit from round-the-clock monitoring and supervision from our staff. This intensive support can safeguard your physical and mental well-being and ensure that you have help if problems arise.  

At our detox treatment center, we also provide excellent therapeutic support for clients. When you choose detoxification services at our facility, you can take part in therapeutic programming if you are able to. At Life Healing Center, we offer clients the chance to build a strong foundation for lasting recovery by participating in therapeutic services with our compassionate staff. Our therapists play a valuable role in helping many clients complete the detox process successfully. 

Depending on a person’s needs, our team may also offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms and promote long-term recovery. At Life Healing Center, MAT consists of taking a prescription medication like Suboxone and receiving appropriate counseling support. 

Most people take part in our medically monitored detoxification program for about three to 10 days, but your length of stay will depend on your individual needs. Our detox treatment team will guide you through the withdrawal process, providing support at each step so that you can feel prepared for the next stage of your recovery journey.  

Taking the First Step: Admitting to Our Detox Program

Our admissions team understands that people who seek care at our Santa Fe, New Mexico, detox facility need timely help to begin the recovery process. For this reason, we offer a smooth and streamlined admissions process. 

Our detox program serves adults who are struggling with a range of substance use disorders. To ensure that we can provide effective care for everyone we admit to our program, we review each person’s unique needs and make all admissions decisions on an individual basis.  

To begin the admissions process, you can contact our team to schedule an assessment with one of our admissions coordinators. The information we gather during this assessment can help us better understand your needs and determine whether our detox treatment center may be right for your recovery. We aim to move potential clients through the admissions process quickly to help them access critical care in a timely way. Therefore, when you contact our admissions team, our staff will work diligently to determine your eligibility for admission to our detox program. 

At Life Healing Center, we understand that everyone’s struggles with an addiction are different. Our professionals work with each person to understand their specific needs and provide personalized support. During your time in our detoxification program, you will follow an individualized treatment plan that allows your care team to offer the services and therapies they believe will work best for you. 

Why Choose Detoxification at Life Healing Center in Santa Fe

Life Healing Center is a special and inspiring place. For more than 35 years, clients have sought wellness and personal growth on our historic and healing grounds. 

In our adult detox program, people from diverse backgrounds receive clinically excellent care in a safe, welcoming, and encouraging setting. Our detox treatment center is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Santa Fe and close to Interstate 25. Our facility is also about an hour drive from Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Life Healing Center provides first-class detox treatment services that can help you feel secure and supported as you pursue recovery. Our team of registered nurses is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to monitor your health and progress with support from our psychiatrists. In our medically monitored detoxification program, adults receive 24/7 care from our detox treatment team consisting of psychiatrists and nursing staff.  

By providing holistic care in an atmosphere of respect, we encourage each person who seeks care at our detox treatment center to create a foundation for a better life. The unique benefits of participating in detox at our facility may include: 

  • Our empowering and restorative setting 
  • Our evidence-based detox practices 
  • Our compassionate staff members 

What Happens After Detox?

For many people, detox is an important first step on the road to long-term recovery. However, extended care can also be a crucial part of your recovery journey as you work to continue meeting your goals. Life Healing Center is pleased to offer high-quality residential treatment services for clients who are transitioning out of our detox program.  

During your time in our detox program, your treatment team will work with you to figure out the most optimal next steps that can meet your needs. This usually includes ensuring that you have a referral for your next level of care as well as the necessary social support systems to help you continue making progress and hitting your recovery milestones. Many detox clients at Life Healing Center choose to continue their recovery journeys at our facility by receiving treatment at our residential level of care. 

If you remain at Life Healing Center, you’ll have the chance to continue building a foundation of trust and support with the staff at our addiction treatment center. With detox completed, you can also give fresh attention to any emotional, social, and behavioral recovery needs you might have. At Life Healing Center, our top priorities include helping each client reach their potential for a full and meaningful life and empowering them to create their personal path to wellness. 

If you’re in need of detoxification services, the professionals at Life Healing Center are ready to support you as you bravely move forward toward greater well-being. 

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Life Healing Center. 

Life Healing Center Home

Life Healing Center's treatment professionals were so amazing. Their program helped me turn my life around and I finally feel like myself again.

– Sara L.
Marks of Quality Care
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • LegitScript
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)