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Detox Unit

We help people who need safe, supportive detoxification services.

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Detox services are available at in Durango and Montrose:

Safe withdrawal at Detox in Durango

Detox is a comfortable, supportive place for people to safely withdraw from alcohol and other substances. It is located at our Crossroads at Grandview location in Durango. In an open, shared environment, Detox staff members closely monitor patients’ withdrawal symptoms.

People can be admitted to Detox in several ways. First, they can admit themselves or be admitted by their families. Second, they can be admitted by the Axis Health System crisis team. Finally, outside sources such as law enforcement may admit a person to Detox. All admissions are voluntary. Patients stay between 24 and 72 hours. If a patient is at risk of suicide or unable to make safe choices, they may be placed on an Emergency Commitment (EC). This allows a patient to stay up to five days in Detox. Therapists meet with EC patients daily, and a case manager is also available by request.

Our crisis therapists and psychiatric staff are respectful and understanding. They are trained to respond when patients at Detox have mental health issues or severe medical needs. Detox is close to Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. This allows our Regional Crisis Team to offer quick emergency responses or assessments. The team also offers referrals to community resources. Our providers work closely with Detox patients to pursue follow-up substance use treatment. The goal is to reduce repeat visits to Detox and improve patients’ health and wellness.

Detox in Durango is the sole provider of detoxification services in Southwest Colorado. It serves five counties: La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan and Dolores. The staff works with many other service providers to help patients stabilize.

Axis Health System is a provider of Colorado Crisis Services. Funded in part by the Colorado Department of Human Services. 

Axis Health System complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Axis Health System does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. For more information, click here.