Withdrawal Management Detox

Service Overview
Chemical Dependency is progressive and typically follows a predictable course. Left to its own devices it will consume and destroy the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of the person caught in its grasp. The progression can usually be observed by others such as family, friends, and/or physicians. The affected person usually views the increased physical trauma, shifting mood swings, loss of family, friends and/or employment as caused by forces beyond their control.
The destructive pattern can be stopped. Education, intervention, and/or treatment has guided many individuals to move in new directions. Individuals learn to develop rewarding lifestyles which include good physical and emotional health, and renewed emotional and spiritual well-being.
Admissions
Admission to Withdrawal Management (Detox) is voluntary and the length of stay depends on each individuals personal needs. Usual stays with this facility range from five to seven days for individuals dealing with alcohol related issues and longer if other drugs are involved. During a resident's stay in this facility they are detoxified from substances, stabilized and an individual discharge plan is negotiated.
Provides service to men and women who are:


  • 16 years of age or older
  • intoxicated
  • in a state of withdrawal from alcohol and/or other drugs
  • in a crisis related to alcohol and/or other drugs and suitable for a non-medical intervention

Referral Sources


  • Self
  • Helping Agencies
  • Family
  • Physicians
  • Police
  • Hospitals

Withdrawal Management Residents Are:


  • Initially monitored within a quiet area for four to eight hours
  • Monitored closely
  • Given liquid nourishment
  • Welcomed into the housing unit
  • Encouraged to relax and heal
  • Offered nutritious meals

Withdrawal Management Residents Will Receive:


  • Individual counselling
  • Education about chemical dependency
  • Encouragement to get involved in group discussions
  • Assessment and Referral to:
    • Community Treatment Services
    • Treatment Facilities
    • Recovery Homes
    • Self Help Groups
    • Other Community Resources

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