When someone is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, an inpatient, detoxification program may be needed and is sometimes required, prior to admission into a rehab and recovery program.  A person may be in need of inpatient detox services when the following criteria are present:

  • Physical withdrawal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors/shakes, delirium, seizures, and others.
  • Psychological symptoms like depression, suicidal thoughts, increased irritability and agitation, anxiety, and others.
  • Heart rate and blood pressure not within normal range.
  • Inability to stop using and/or abusing drugs or alcohol.
  • Identified need for a safe, medically-monitored intervention.

Please note:  Some physical withdrawal symptoms can be a sign of a serious medical condition and may require immediate medical attention.  To prevent serious complications like seizures and delirium,  it’s imperative for someone to get treatment as soon as possible.

Mesilla Valley Hospital provides inpatient detox services for patients that are clinically-appropriate, per our physician.  We offer a medically-monitored detox that reduces discomfort and medical risks associated with withdrawal, in a safe environment with 24-hour nursing supervision.

Once a patient is stabilized, the treatment team will coordinate appropriate aftercare.  If a patient meets criteria for Mesilla Valley Hospital’s Addiction Recovery Center, the referral process with our Recovery Coordinator will begin.  If a patient does not meet criteria for inpatient rehab, a referral to an appropriate program will be made.  (To find out more about our Adult Addiction Recovery Center, click here.)

To find out more about Drug & Alcohol Detoxification or other programs at Mesilla Valley Hospital, please call us anytime at: 575.382.3500 or 800.877.3500.