Anyone with a substance abuse problem knows it is extremely difficult to quit on their own. In fact, withdrawal from substance abuse without medical supervision can be deadly. But now there is hope through FCHC’s New Vision Withdrawal Management program. The program is offered through a partnership with New Vision, a hospital-based medical stabilization and withdrawal management service.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The New Vision Withdrawal Management medical detoxification program treats adults 18 or older who are currently experiencing active or impending withdrawal symptoms from alcohol or certain drugs, so they can begin their path to recovery. The program involves a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization, which usually lasts three days.

The inpatient stay includes the following:

  • Pre-Screening
  • Assessment
  • Admission
  • Medical Stabilization
  • Appropriate Discharge Planning

TYPES OF SUBSTANCES TREATED

The New Vision Withdrawal Management medical detoxification program is able to provide a safe medical stabilization setting for those dependent on:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax)
  • Opioids (Heroin, OxyContin)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Combined Substances
  • Prescription Medications

MEDICAL TREATMENT TEAM

The New Vision Withdrawal Management offers patients a fully qualified treatment team including:

  • On-site intake coordinator
  • Attending physician
  • Nursing personnel

The medical treatment team will utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure that each person receives the attention necessary for safe medical stabilization in the hospital.

ADMISSION PROCESS/DISCHARGE PLANNING

A physician’s referral is not necessary for admission to the program. However, the diagnosis of need for inpatient admission to the hospital can only be made by a licensed physician. The service accepts most insurance.

The process for admission is as follows:

  1. A staff member conducts the initial 10-minute phone screening. Once insurance information is verified, the goal is to get potential patients scheduled for an assessment for the program within 24 hours.
  2. When the patient arrives, a staff member begins the assessment process. This takes approximately one hour and includes a medical history, a physical, a complete laboratory workup, and a nursing assessment.
  3. The Medical Detox provider then reviews the patient’s information and makes the decision to admit the patient to FCHC’s 4th floor if it is deemed medically necessary.
  4. A normal length of stay for Medical Detox is three nights, but patients may stay an additional 1-2 nights if the provider determines it is necessary. Once admitted, staff provide advice and options on the patient’s next steps in their continuum of care.
  5. At time of discharge, all patients are given a referral for comprehensive relapse prevention and recovery. Staff will review the discharge plan with the patient and help schedule follow up appointments.

HOW TO SEEK HELP

For more information about the The New Vision Withdrawal Management program or to seek help, call our confidential number at (419) 546-0484.

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