Hospital Detoxification Unit

Hospital Detoxification Unit

Vithas’ Detoxification and Dual Pathology Unit is located in Vithas Aguas Vivas Hospital, located in Vall de Aguas Vivas Natural Park (La Barraca de Aguas Vivas, Carcaixent), away from the city and 40 km from Valencia.

The nature surrounding the hospital and the facilities of the Detoxification and Dual Pathology Unit of Vithas Aguas Vivas provide a relaxed, intimate environment of well-being and essential comfort during the stay, both for the patient and their family members, with the sole objective of ensuring maximum concentration on the patient’s recovery process.


Comprehensive approach to addiction treatment

Our main aim is to support people with psychological problems and addictive disorders needing a comprehensive, personalised and flexible therapeutic approach, but who due to their personal circumstances have not found a solution in outpatient centres.

We have two programmes suited to each patient’s individualised therapeutic needs: 21-Day Scheduled Detoxification Admission and Scheduled Reinforcement Admission.


Behavioural ​addictions

Addiction to technology (internet, video games and mobiles), shopping, work, sex, gambling or toxic romantic relationships (emotional dependence) often disguise psychiatric and psychological symptoms.

These symptoms can manifest themselves as low self-esteem, easy irritability, impulsiveness, lack of social skills, searching for new thrills and severe affective deficiencies that must be detected, diagnosed and treated early by a multidisciplinary team of professionals who can comprehensively address the complexity of these disorders.

Alcohol ​detoxification

Alcohol is the most widely consumed legal drug. People with alcohol dependence or alcohol problems require intensive treatment in a detox centre to stop the heavy drinking that often accompanies alcoholism.

People with alcoholism drink to excess, are unable to control their drinking and progressively lose their freedom, causing a progressive increase in the intensity and frequency of intake. This triggers the onset of an alcohol use disorder and alcohol dependence.

Cannabis detoxification

Cannabis or THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a psychotropic substance obtained from hemp. THC is an illegal drug in most of the world and cannabis is considered to be the most influential drug in early life and youth.

Using this substance at an early age is linked to biochemical changes that can affect brain development and early psychiatric alterations.

Permissive views on the use of cannabis at an early age cause personal, relational and academic dysfunctions that require treatment for intensive and prolonged addictive use.

Cocaine ​detoxification

It can also cause a complete loss of appetite and be used as an anaesthetic. Cocaine is a widely consumed psychotropic substance.

Acute and long-term cocaine use — snorted or smoked with heroin — changes how the brain functions, causing anxiety, depression, psychosis or personality changes.

Treating cocaine addiction requires the accompaniment and intervention of expert professionals throughout the recovery process.

Prescription drug and tranquilliser addiction

These are medicines that act on our body and nervous system to calm states of anxiety, insomnia, or other types of affective states, and can cause dependence and addiction.

Tranquilliser dependence, benzodiazepine use, or abuse of over-the-counter medication is an increasingly common problem.

Self-prescribing drugs can cause dependency disorders and harmful consumption, which in the long term cause important medical and psychiatric consequences that require admission to a detoxification centre to undergo a different therapeutic approach and intensive treatment of the addictive behaviour.

​Heroin addiction

Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive drug derived from morphine and obtained from the opium poppy, from which opium is extracted. In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of heroin and its derivatives.

Heroin addiction most often involves daily consumption, either smoked or injected into a vein, and leads to serious personal and family problems and almost total abandonment of daily responsibilities.

Effective heroin addiction treatment involves detoxification or replacement therapy, in most cases in a detoxification centre that can ensure a safe, effective treatment.