Opiate/Heroin Detox

At Turning Point the goal of our opioid detox protocol is to reduce both the pain of withdrawal and the craving for continued use. After a successful detox, a client can move towards maintaining long-term recovery through continued treatment in our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Inpatient – The Detox House

One of the greatest obstacles to getting clean and/or sober is the fear of the difficult withdrawal symptoms one must endure. At Turning Point Recovery, our Detox House provides a comfortable, private, home-like environment in which to detox. Professionally trained staff are on hand to administer medications that will help lessen the symptoms a patient may experience. Our technicians are on-site 24/7 allowing us to make sure our patients are safe, receiving the prescription medications they require, as well as the nutrition necessary to restore their body to health. Think of it as the start of a total body healing process.

What better way to provide a positive start to recovery than by offering a detox environment that feels like home and offers the medical attention needed for a safe and successful detox.

Having a full-service kitchen and a cook on site is one of the best perks we offer at our detox house. We have a staff member that is able to cook for all of our patients. Should a patient choose to cook for themselves we support them with assistance in the kitchen. Whether it be for a gluten intolerance or a specific food allergy, we are able to accommodate most dietary needs.

Physical detox is only the tip of the iceberg in a successful detoxification process. Our clinical staff makes it a point to visit our detox house each day to get to know each patient and begin the process of recovery.

Our specialists understand recovery and work tirelessly, pulling together countless resources to make sure each patient leaves our Detox House ready for success.

Outpatient Detoxification for Opiates

Many clients need medically supervised detox services but are 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 opioid withdrawal symptoms 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 opiate detox is progressing smoothly and to have any questions they may have answered. A typical opioid detox period lasts between 5 – 7 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.


After a short-term detox, we recommend Vivitrol for many of our clients. Vivitrol is an extremely effective medication that is time released safely for 28 days and helps block further cravings for opioids. Vivitrol (Naltrexone) is a non-addictive long-acting injectable medication that is effective in reducing the craving for opioids and has been shown to reduce the chances of relapse when coupled with on-going therapeutic treatment.

Learn more about Vivitrol here.

Detoxing From Opioids – Withdrawal Symptoms

Opioids in any form are very effective at relieving pain. As the body becomes dependent on the opioid, it slowly loses the ability to create its own opioids. When you stop taking the opioid your body is left in a state in which it cannot naturally mask pain – thus the pain of withdrawal. Our medically approved detox protocol is designed to lessen the pain associated with opioid withdrawl.

Early symptoms of withdrawal include:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Increased tearing
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose
  • Sweating
  • Yawning

Late symptoms of withdrawal include:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Goosebumps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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