Drug and alcohol addiction is a significant burden for individuals and families alike, as well as for society as a whole. Unfortunately far too many people are hesitant to go to the hospital for help because they fear the symptoms of withdrawal during detoxification. Additionally, abruptly ceasing alcohol or drug use can be dangerous.
New Vision™ at Cass Regional Medical Center offers an inpatient medical stabilization service for adults with drug, alcohol or related health issues.
The service accepts appropriate adults who are in active or impending withdrawal from certain drugs. The treatment consists of a medically-supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization that typically lasts three days. The inpatient stay includes the following aspects:
- Medical Stabilization
- Appropriate Discharge Planning
Types of Substances New Vision™ Can Treat
New Vision™ is able to provide a safe medical stabilization setting for those dependent on:
- Benzodiazepines (like Valium or Xanax)
- Opioids (like Heroin or OxyContin)
- Combined Substances
- Prescription Medications
New Vision™ at Cass Regional Medical Center offers patients a fully qualified treatment team:
- On-site intake coordinator
- Attending physician
- Nursing personnel
The medical treatment team will utilize a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that each person receives the attention necessary for safe medical stabilization in the hospital.
What to Expect
Upon admission to the hospital for medical stabilization, assessments of the patient’s fundamental needs are conducted. These assessments include a medical history, physical, complete laboratory workup and nursing assessment. This pre-screening process will enable the patient to be admitted with a personalized plan for treatment.
Patients who are under the influence of chemical substances and are considered medically unstable will be closely observed and stabilized. New Vision™ accepts patients who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms from cessation of use of certain substances, in conjunction with other related health issues.
The diagnosis of need for inpatient admission can only be made by a licensed physician. The service accepts most insurance plans.
BayMark Health Services administers New Vision™ for the hospital and has a financial interest in this service.