Detox is one of the leading private medical centres specialising in alcohol and drug addiction treatment.

Clinical profile:

Detox ensures economically effective help based on the latest achievement in medical science for people taking alcohol, heroin and other drugs. We are the first who started wide application of fast, effective and humane methods of detoxication from opiates in our clinical practice. In our day-to-day treatment of patients with opiate addiction we apply widely Naltrexone – the most effective for today medicine to prevent from opiate addiction.

We are always ready to provide our patients with reliable information about existing and available treatment for this or that form of chemical addiction.
Scheduling the treatment we try to take into account of patient and his/her family wishes as far as possible. Various treatment programs are possible to adapt to needs of a specific patient and his/her relatives.

Psychiatrist and Narcologist in Riga

Detox clinic in Riga is an excellent health care institute known for its professional alcoholism and drug clinic. In our clinic, which is one of the leading private medical centers in Latvia, clients are provided with a comprehensive and individualized approach, combining innovative therapy methods and humane treatment. We employ highly specialized specialists – certified narcologists and psychiatrists who are ready to provide support and professional advice.

The experience and expertise of the Detox team goes hand in hand with modern therapy rooms and a peaceful environment that promotes patient well-being and the recovery process. We are particularly proud of our patient support system, which is designed to ensure and sustain recovery. Key features of our approach:

Individually developed recovery plans – Our specialists evaluate the needs of each patient in order to develop the most effective course of treatment.

State-of-the-art testing methods – The methods we use are non-physical in removing toxins from the body, which is a necessary step in addiction detoxification.

Supportive Environment – Our clinic is designed with spaces that encourage relaxation and focus on recovery.

Teams – Our specialists work together regularly to support synergy on an ongoing basis.

The goal of the “Detox” clinic is to give every form of addiction a life in treatment that will help it to be full. We maintain close cooperation with their families, help is provided not only during treatment, but also after it. Welcome to the “Detox” clinic to start the road to recovery together.

We are always ready to provide our patients with reliable information about existing and available treatment for this or that form of chemical addiction.
Scheduling the treatment we try to take into account of patient and his/her family wishes as far as possible. Various treatment programs are possible to adapt to needs of a specific patient and his/her relatives.


Heroin is adsorbed quickly (comes to blood) with all administration ways. If intravenous injection, blood concentration peak is achieved during 1 minute at the latest, if inhalation or intramuscular injection – during 3-5 minutes.


Heroin is the most often illegally taken drug of opiates. It evokes heavy forms of physical and psychic addiction very fast. Several injections of this drug are enough for a human to have addiction to and strive to take this drug further. So-called “street- heroin” is sold in form o white or brown powder.


Detoxication in the direct sense of the word is achievement of the condition free from drugs. Detoxication from opiates also mean treatment for abstinent disorders inevitable when drug is not taken.


Naltrexone  is a strong and highly specific opiate antagonist. Naltrexone binds to opiate receptors and prevents from penetration of heroin, methodon, codeine, dentoxile and other opiates thereto.


Now, when You have passed detoxication and started administration of Naltrexone (or You have implanted Naltrexone preparation of prolonged effect), here is a difficult task standing before You – to learn think and behave Yourself to avoid intrusion of narcotics into Your life.


Alcohol abusers are significantly more likely than non-drinkers to behave in a hostile manner, and also suffer from depressed mood, anxiety, intellectual degradation, and loss of motivation.

Our team

MD Mihail Aron

addiction medicine doctor

MD Natalja Sapare

addiction medicine doctor

MD Igor Panihin

anaestesiologist, intensive care doctor

MD Inese Vilpore

anaestesiologist, intensive care doctor

MD Valentina Harlamova

certified psychiatrist


nurse practitioner

What is a narcologist?

A narcologist is a medical professional who specializes in the field of narcology, which focuses on the comprehensive care of individuals struggling with addiction to substances such as alcohol, drugs, and other psychoactive substances. This specialization is especially recognized and formalized in some Eastern European countries, including Latvia. The role of a narcologist includes various responsibilities:

Diagnosis: Identification of substance use disorders, which may include diagnostic testing, patient interviews, and medical examinations to understand the extent and nature of addiction.

Treatment: Developing individualized treatment plans that may include medications, therapy, and support groups. Treatment aims to manage withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse and prevent any co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety.

Prevention: Providing education and resources to patients and the public about the risks of substance use and the importance of mental health care.

Research: Some narcologists are involved in research to improve addiction treatment protocols and the field of health care in general. They can also work on strategies to reduce the stigma associated with addiction and improve access to treatment services.

Rehabilitation and follow-up care: Monitoring patients’ progress over time, adjusting treatment plans as necessary and supporting long-term recovery goals. This may include working with family members and social services to create a supportive environment for the patient.

Narcologists need a solid foundation in general medicine, followed by specialized training in psychiatry and addiction treatment. Their work is vital to helping people recover from the effects of substance abuse and lead healthier lives.

What is a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses and emotional disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological conditions. Their medical training allows them to prescribe medication, and they often use a combination of medication and prescription to treat mental health conditions, including addiction treatment. Here are the main aspects of what a psychiatrist does:

Diagnosis: Psychiatrists use a variety of methods, including psychiatric evaluations, laboratory tests, and physical exams, to diagnose mental health conditions. These can include disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addictions and many others.

Treatment: Treatment strategies may include psychotherapy (commonly referred to as “talk therapy”), medication, or a combination of the two. Psychiatrists are among the few mental health professionals who can prescribe medications and manage their side effects.

Prevention: Psychiatrists work to prevent mental illness by understanding risk factors, providing early intervention, and educating patients and their families about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.

Research: Many psychiatrists also engage in clinical research to find new treatments and better understand the etiology of mental health disorders.

Education and Guidance: Educating patients and their families, as well as the public, about mental health, coping strategies, and effective treatment is an important part of the psychiatrist’s role. Psychiatrists also often provide advice on lifestyle changes and stress management techniques to support overall well-being.

Collaboration: Psychiatrists often work in teams with other health care professionals, including psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, and nursing staff, to provide patients with comprehensive care to maximize the patient’s recovery.



Address: 4 floor, 40 Lastadijas Street, Riga, Latvia


Outpatient department: +371 67204065
+371 66065588
Inpatient department: +371 67204020


Outpatient department:
+371 67204065
+371 66065588
Inpatient department:
+371 67204020


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