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Detox Service

Withdrawal from substances like alcohol, benzodiazopines, opioids and others can be physically and psychologically painful. We're here to help.

Detox at Menninger

Because the symptoms of withdrawal can be so painful, many people with substance use disorders can't establish abstinence or even enter treatment, such as an intensive outpatient program like our Recovery IOP or our Dallas-based Solutions IOP, without first going through a period of stabilization.

Our medically managed detox, or withdrawal, pathway for adults is designed to increase a patient's likelihood of continuing their recovery with supportive treatment. It takes place on our Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment Service, where patients can rest, decompress, and be cared for by compassionate, experienced mental health professionals.


Addictions psychiatrist Daryl Shorter, MD, medical director of Addictions Services as well as the Addiction Medicine and Recovery Center, manages the Detox (Withdrawal Management) Service. 


What to Expect

Most detox patients can expect to stay on the pathway for 3 to 7 days, depending on the substance the patient is withdrawing from.


During that time, patients will receive:

  • Medications for management of difficult withdrawal symptoms
  • Daily assessment and motivational enhancement therapy with an addictions counselor
  • Addictions group therapy
  • Complimentary visit to the Recovery IOP

After completing detox, patients may continue their recovery in the Bridge Program for Adults or Recovery IOP.


Accessing the Detox Service

If you or a loved one is interested in detoxing, please reach out to our Admissions team by calling 713-275-5400. You'll be glad you did.

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