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Drug Treatment

What Is Alcohol and Drug Detox?


Choosing the right drug and alcohol detox program is a critical first step toward recovery from substance abuse.

Memorial Hermann's Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) detox Houston program goes above and beyond to provide medically monitored drug and alcohol withdrawal services in a safe and comfortable environment. At PaRC, we understand that every person has unique needs; our drug detox treatment program is based on an individualized approach. Helping our clients recover is our priority.


Drug and alcohol detox

"When I arrived I was shaking badly, my blood pressure was through the roof, and I was pretty scared. The staff was kind but they didn't sugar coat anything. I appreciated their honesty in regard to what I could expect in their care. That was 4 1/2 years ago and I've been sober ever since. I even regularly volunteer at PaRC with the aftercare program and relapse prevention groups. PaRC absolutely changed my life. "

— Eleanor - age 42, recovering from alcohol addiction.


PaRC Detox Program Is Different

PaRC provides medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is one of the few Houston detox and alcohol detox centers to provide a drug and alcohol detox program for both adolescents and adults. PaRC offers same day placement and accepts most forms of health insurance.

Our specialized care serves:

  • Teens 13 - 18 (18 if still in high school)
  • Young Adults 18 - 24
  • Adults 25 and older
  • Adults who struggle with chronic pain and addiction
  • Professionals and Executives

The hard fact is that withdrawal from habitual drug and/or alcohol abuse in an unsupervised medical setting can be dangerous. Our unique team of highly qualified and compassionate medical professionals bring years of experience and extensive training in a variety of medical backgrounds, to help patients overcome one of the most difficult challenges they may ever face. PaRC's affiliated physicians, nurses and licensed counselors collaborate throughout the drug and alcohol detox program treatment to ensure that patients receive the best care possible on their road to recovery.

What You Can Expect From Detox

Detox for drug and alcoholAs a patient in PaRC's detox Houston center you will experience personalized attention that is confidential and non-judgmental. Each day you will meet with a physician to evaluate your progress. Medications during detox may be prescribed to reduce withdrawal and physical discomfort, and because PaRC's detox program treats each person through an individual approach, instead of a standard approach, the risk of overmedication is reduced.

A nurse will monitor and assess your condition every 2-4 hours during drug detox (depending upon your needs), and your counselor will be with you for reassurance and support, guiding you through the emotional and psychological symptoms of drug alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Throughout the entire process, special attention will be placed on making certain that you feel comfortable and safe.

Possible Physical Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Sweating
  • Racing heart
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle tensions
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Possible Physical Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration
  • Depression
  • Social isolation

Staying Healthy After Detox

Detox is the first important phase of treatment for drug alcohol rehab, however, PaRC's detox program provides critical aftercare services to effectively help address other aspects of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Licensed counselors offer individual, family, and group therapy and education. They work closely with patients to create a relapse prevention plan and to help identify dependency triggers. Patients also have access to PaRC's Rehabilitation Center focused on long-term sobriety.

For more information about this program call (877) 464-7272.

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