What is detox like?
In the sub-acute detox stage of the program clients are closely monitored by nursing staff. Their symptoms are treated, and we strive to keep the atmosphere calm, quiet and comfortable for our clients. Clients are encouraged to fellowship with the rest of the community members and partake in meals in the dining hall if able. This helps facilitate their integration into the community and gives the clients a chance to become oriented with the grounds of the facility.
What is the medical protocol?
Upon initial intake into the Detox unit all medical/substance usage history is recorded and a full nursing assessment is completed including vital signs and any current medications the client may be taking. While in the Detox unit the client’s vital signs and progression through the stages of detox are monitored and treated by nursing staff. When a client has successfully completed the detox program the treatment team will facilitate his transition into the community. This generally takes place within 3-7 days from arrival at the facility.
What times our medication administrations?
Medication administration times are 7am, 1pm, 6pm and 9pm (except on weekends 10pm). The medical staff administers all medications ordered for the client as well as any over-the-counter medications the client may need. All refill needs are addressed by the RN each day.