Patients who are given addiction treatment in the ER, when their physical addiction is apparent, tend to go to drug and alcohol addiction treatment, as opposed to those who are not treated for addiction in the ER.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2015
According to a recent article published by WLRN, on April 30th, patients who are given addiction treatment in the ER, when their physical addiction is apparent, tend to go to drug and alcohol addiction treatment, as opposed to those who are not treated for addiction in the ER. A study conducted by Yale University concludes treating addiction in the ER increases the chance of patients getting help. Out of 329 people the university tested three ways to introduce addiction treatment. Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox center in Florida dedicated to providing their clients with the best drug and alcohol treatment. In light of Yale’s study, the drug and alcohol treatment center is imploring the nation to become more involved in addiction medicine.
According to the article, one method involved Yale doctors at the Yale-New Haven Hospital administering buprenorphine and naloxone, providing patients with a brief intervention and counseling session of 10 minutes, and a referral to an addiction treatment center. More than three-quarters of these patients enrolled in addiction treatment in 30 days. The group receiving counseling interventions and a referral has a 45 percent enrollment rate in 30 days. Those with the least amount of enrollment received only the referral and averaged 37 percent.
An associate from Harbor Village Detox comments,
“It can’t just be specialized treatment centers like ours making the effort to combat addiction. Emergency rooms are sometimes a person’s first point of contact, after a drug related injury, or an overdose. By giving victims of untreated substance use disorders the medication and mediation allowing for enrollment into long term treatment, that ER doctor has just saved the county thousands in potential criminal justice fees- as we know recidivism is high among the addiction community- and gave someone the tools to seek treatment when it made sense. We can’t continue to pass over these opportunities to help sufferers of addiction.”
The inpatient medical detox center in Florida, Harbor Village Detox, provides patients with untreated addiction the critical life skills they need to overcome the physical and mental aspects of the disease. Treatment is administered as soon as clients arrive at the drug and alcohol treatment center. Unlike most drug detox facilities in Florida, Harbor Village Detox offers its patients cognitive behavioral therapy and group therapy as early as detox treatment begins.
The facility is furnished with full access to salon and spa services and amenities, gourmet meals, private rooms, and Netflix access. Patients work extensively with life coaches and addiction specialists to create plans for the future after addiction treatment.
For more information on the drug and alcohol treatment facility in Florida visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call (855) 767-8285 directly.