Detox & Medication Management2018-08-27T08:23:07+00:00

Detox & Medication Management

NewBridge Recovery Center provides medical stabilization for adults with drug, alcohol and related health issues.  We offer effective outpatient detox that can help stabilize patients from a wide variety of drugs. Our outpatient detox can be an affordable and effective alternative to a costly inpatient hospital stay.  If outpatient detox is not appropriate, NewBridge Recovery Center physicians can arrange for an inpatient hospital stay to stabilize the patient before continued treatment and recovery.

Outpatient Detox Program

Outpatient alcohol detox (detox from home), is less disruptive to a person’s life than inpatient detox. Our outpatient detox program accepts adults who are currently using or are experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms from drugs or alcohol, and who meet the criteria for Outpatient detox. These criteria include an environment at home supportive of recovery and available for the patient during detox. The outpatient program includes the following aspects:

  • Pre-Screening
  • Initial Physician Assessment & Evaluation
  • Follow-up Physician Assessments
  • Medical Stabilization for alcohol and opiate withdrawal
  • Suboxone and Vivitrol prescribed, if appropriate
  • Vivitrol Injection Site
  • Use of non-addictive adjunct medications to manage withdrawal symptoms
  • Comprehensive laboratory analysis
  • Vitamin and Nutrient Injection
  • Urinalysis & Pregnancy Test
  • Daily follow-up by an addiction specialist Registered Nurse
  • Psychosocial Evaluation by Addiction Therapist
  • Personalized Post Withdrawal Treatment Planning

Upon admission for medical stabilization, an assessment of the patient’s condition and needs are accomplished.  These assessments include a medical history, physical, a complete laboratory workup, nursing assessment and an initial physician evaluation.  The patient will be monitored daily by a registered nurse.

Withdrawing from Alcohol or Benzodiazepines

Alcohol/Benzodiazepines withdrawal syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition that can range from mild symptoms to severe complications, such as seizures and delirium tremens. NewBridge Recovery Center’s medical staff can help patients withdraw from alcohol & benzodiazepines safely and comfortably.  After the period of acute withdrawal, there are new medications available that reduce cravings and enhance long term sobriety.

Withdrawing from Opiates

Whether it is prescription pain medications or heroin, opiate withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable. The important thing to remember is that opiate withdrawal is not life threatening if you are withdrawing only from opiates and not a combination of drugs. Opiate withdrawal symptoms can last anywhere from one week to one month.  Once the early stage withdrawal symptoms are over, patients may still experience post-acute withdrawal symptoms. These are less severe but last longer.

There are new options for treating opiate withdrawal.  NewBridge Recovery Center’s medical staff can assist patients to comfortably withdraw from opiates and create a long term plan to reduce cravings and promote sobriety.

Contact 407-644-1500 to schedule an appointment.

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