Mesa, Arizona’s Preferred Detox Treatment Program for Behavioral Health

Opening May 2024

When someone has developed a physical tolerance for a drug or alcohol, they can go through withdrawal once they stop using that substance. The intense cravings for that substance and the uncomfortable symptoms that are part of the withdrawal process can discourage the person from beginning or continuing their recovery journey.  

At Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, we provide a medical detoxification (detox) program for adolescents ages 11-17, adults age 18 and older, and senior adults age 55 and older who are struggling with substance use disorders. In our detox programming, patients can go through the withdrawal process with the assistance of our experienced team members to help ensure their safety and comfort.  

Learn About Our Detox Programming in Mesa, Arizona

Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital is a provider of clinically excellent inpatient care for adolescents and adults who have a variety of behavioral health concerns. In our detox program, we provide services for adolescents and adults who have developed addictions to substances such as:  

  • Alcohol  
  • Benzodiazepines  
  • Opioids, including fentanyl, heroin, and prescription painkillers  

Patients who arrive at our hospital with harmful substances in their systems can participate in our medical detox programming. Detoxification is the process of removing drugs or alcohol from a person’s body. Because the withdrawal process can be uncomfortable and sometimes even unsafe, it is best to go through detox with the help of qualified professionals. Receiving professional care while going through the detox process can ensure a patient’s comfort and physical safety and help them avoid relapse.  

Those who take part in our detox program receive round-the-clock care from our team, which is made up of professionals who specialize in addiction treatment. This team includes physicians, nurses, and addictionologists who work together to provide personalized care for each of our patients based on information we gather about their background, substance use history, and current therapeutic needs. Every patient we serve follows a customized care plan that combines the therapies and services our staff believes are best for them.  

The average length of stay in our detox program is about seven to 10 days, but each patient’s specific length of stay in our program depends on their individual needs and progress. In our detox programming, we focus on helping adolescents and adults go through withdrawal as smoothly as possible so that they can take the next steps on their recovery journeys. For patients who are struggling with difficult opioid withdrawal symptoms, we can prescribe Suboxone to help alleviate their symptoms and cravings. Patients who receive our detox services can also take part in therapeutic programming.  

In our detox program, our goal is to help our patients go through the withdrawal process and stabilize so that they can begin working toward recovery. When patients complete the detox program at our hospital, they can move to our inpatient programming, where they can continue to take part in therapies that can help them learn valuable new skills. For patients who are ready to step down to outpatient care after taking part in our detox program, we can provide an appropriate referral. 

Benefits of Participating in a Detox Program

When someone regularly uses drugs or alcohol over a period of time, their body can build a tolerance to the substance and can even need the substance to function. When the person uses less of the substance or tries to quit use altogether, they can experience distressing symptoms and cravings that can interfere with their commitment to recovery. Depending on a variety of factors, a person’s withdrawal symptoms can even threaten their physical health and safety. Because the withdrawal process can be overwhelming, many people have a difficult time getting through it without professional help.  

Withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person but may include:  

  • Gastrointestinal problems, including nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting 
  • Profuse sweating 
  • Tremors and shaking 
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure 
  • Muscle aches 
  • Anxiety and irritation 
  • Mood swings 
  • Disruptions in sleep patterns 
  • Fatigue 
  • Confusion 
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Seizures 
  • Hallucinations 
  • Depression 
  • Reduced appetite  
  • Intense drug or alcohol cravings 

Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on a variety of factors, including:  

  • The state of the person’s physical health  
  • The type of substance the person has been using 
  • The amount of the substance a person has been using 
  • How long the person has been using the substance 

While these factors can affect the severity of an individual’s withdrawal symptoms, the withdrawal process is often unpredictable. The decision to go through withdrawal with the help of qualified professionals can give you the peace of mind that if something unexpected happens, you’ll have the assistance you need.  

The specific benefits of taking part in detox programming can include:  

  • Professional and community behavioral health support offered in group therapy sessions 
  • Relapse prevention assistance 
  • Addiction education delivered by experts, including addictionologists, physicians, therapists, and nurses 
  • Personalized services 
  • Receiving simultaneous care for mental health concerns  
  • Aftercare planning, including referrals for therapies you can participate in after you leave our hospital

What To Expect at Our Arizona Detox Facility

At Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, we serve residents of Mesa, Arizona, as well as the surrounding communities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Gilbert. Our premier detox program is designed to help people who are struggling with addictions safely rid their bodies of harmful substances so that they can begin to heal.  

At our hospital, we’re proud to offer well-rounded support for each person who participates in our detox program. After completing our detox program, adolescents and adults can transition to our inpatient programming to continue receiving care for behavioral health concerns, or they can step down to a lower level of care outside of our facility.  

During a patient’s time in our detox program, they can enjoy the setting of our state-of-the-art hospital, which has beautiful natural lighting and designated outdoor spaces. Our modern facility provides a comfortable environment where patients can focus on their healing journeys.  

Receiving detox services can be a crucial first step in the healing process, but we see this as only one of many steps that can help a person achieve lasting recovery. For this reason, we place a lot of emphasis on making sure that patients continue to receive the care they need after they leave our hospital. We provide an aftercare plan for each patient that may include a referral to an outpatient program or recommendations for community resources. 

Our Qualified Staff at Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital

At Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, our experienced professionals provide specialized addiction care to help our patients achieve lasting recovery. These professionals work together to ensure that every patient gets the support they need to live a happier, more fulfilling life. Our experts include:  

  • Psychiatrists 
  • Addictionologists 
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioners  
  • General practitioners  
  • Behavioral health specialists 
  • Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs)  
  • Licensed professional counselors (LPCs)  
  • Registered nurses  
  • Licensed practical nurses  
  • Dietitians  
  • Recreational therapists  

Throughout someone’s time in our detoxification program, their care team will work closely with them to ensure optimal outcomes. We get to know each patient we serve, and we monitor their progress so that we can adjust their care plan if needed. 

Our Admissions Process

At Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, we understand the devastating impact addiction can have on a person’s health, relationships, and self-esteem. However, it is possible to achieve lasting recovery. Receiving professional care for a substance use disorder is courageous and empowering. If you believe that you could benefit from taking part in our detox programming, please contact us today to learn more about our services or to complete a free admissions screening.  

At our hospital, we strive to provide tailored support and excellent customer service. We have designed our admissions process to be streamlined and straightforward so that everyone who needs effective detox services can be connected with care as quickly as possible. To begin the admissions process, call or visit our facility. Our admissions coordinators are available 24/7 to help you. After you receive an initial screening, we can determine whether our detox services are a good fit for you. If we recommend our detox program, we’ll help you complete the admissions process and enter our care.  

Detox can be a crucial first step of a recovery journey, and we’re committed to helping you take that step so that you can begin to heal and create the life you deserve to live.  

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital.