Patients like Amber are very common to us on the ARU. Because we are a hospital based unit, we can accept people with the most severe cases of addiction from all drugs, including alcohol.
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Tampa, FL (Vocus) July 27, 2010
On Monday July 26th at 9:00 PM Eastern A&E’s television show, Intervention, aired with “The Story of Amber.” Town & Country Hospital’s ARU was selected to provide Amber detox treatment on her journey to recovery. Town & Country Hospital’s ARU is one of the few hospitals in the country that provide a hospital based medically supervised detox program. http://www.townandcountryhospital.com
Detox is a very important step and often a difficult obstacle for patients to go through as they seek help for their addiction. The detox program at Town and Country Hospital includes a personalized assessment, medication management to control the symptoms of detox, addiction education, group therapy, family support groups, and discharge referral planning. The length of the detox at the ARU is between 3-5 days depending on the patients overall condition. After detox, recommendations are made for continued inpatient or outpatient treatment.
“Patients like Amber are very common to us on the ARU. Because we are a hospital based unit, we can accept people with the most severe cases of addiction from all drugs, including alcohol. We also admit patients that other programs are not willing to accept due to the fact that they have other medical conditions that make the detox process a higher level of risk.” States Dr. Michael Cromer; Medical Director for Town & Country Hospital’s Alcohol and Drug Recovery Unit.
Dr. Cromer is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, therefore, he is capable of addressing any acute medical condition that might arise in an efficient manner with the trained staff and facilities at Town & Country Hospital.
Town & Country Hospital has recently expanded their addiction service line capabilities to include the New Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) The New IOP provides treatment and counseling for alcohol, stimulants, opiates, prescription drugs, illicit drugs or methadone for patients 18 years and older. The New IOP program provides group therapy three hours a night, three nights a week for 8 weeks for patients having a diagnosis of Substance Abuse or Dependency. IOP’s are used as a step up from individual outpatient counseling and traditional support groups and can be used as an appropriate step down from acute inpatient detox, residential and/ or partial hospitalization care.
Town & Country’s ARU has been helping people with addictions for over 25 years. Dr. Michael Cromer has been the Medical Director for 18 years. The ARU provides 20 private rooms in the unit for inpatient treatment. Trained addiction counselors formulate individualized treatment plans and provide daily interventions. Admissions are accepted 7 days week / 24 hours a day.
Town & Country Hospital is a 201 bed; state-of-the-art hospital located in Tampa, Florida.
Town & Country offers comprehensive healthcare services; including emergency care, diagnostic imaging services; including MammoPad for Mammography, heart care, orthopedics, advanced surgical procedures, including “The Da Vinci Robot,” therapy services and help for a broad range of other medical conditions. Equipped with the most advanced medical technology and staff by a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals, Town & Country is committed to providing high quality care in a friendly hospital environment.
Town & Country Hospital
6001 Webb Road
Tampa, FL 33615
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