Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Alcohol Detox Center in Henryville, PA

Detoxing from alcohol is the first step in beating your addiction. Doing so in a safe, professional environment improves the likelihood that sobriety will be achieved.

Importance of Detoxing at a Treatment Center

Learn about the importance of detoxing from alcohol at a professional treatment center

Those who become addicted to alcohol hardly ever start drinking with the intention of finding themselves trapped within a vicious cycle of alcohol abuse. However, if an individual starts consuming beer, wine, or liquor on a regular basis and in increasingly large amounts, an addiction to this substance is likely. For most individuals who grapple with this type of concern, every aspect of life is likely to be impacted and the ability to stop drinking on one’s own can be increasingly challenging.

For a select few, being able to suddenly cease drinking can happen, however for the majority of individuals struggling with an alcohol addiction, assistance is necessary. As time passes and one’s drinking continues, tolerance develops, which then requires the individual to drink more of his or her drink of choice in larger amounts and more often. Soon, the individual’s body adapts to the presence of alcohol and can no longer function without it. When this occurs, it shows that the individual has grown chemically dependent on alcohol and will suffer a series of upsetting physical and mental symptoms if he or she stops drinking.

However, if an individual decides to stop his or her alcohol abuse, there are life-saving options for care out there. Of those that exist, residential rehab including detoxification (or “detox”) services is one of the most beneficial options for treatment that has positively changed the lives of countless individuals nationwide. Aside from the benefits that come from residential programming, detox services are able to springboard an individual towards achieving his or her goals in recovery. Within this intervention, the strife and pain that can come along with the beginning states of stopping an alcohol addiction can be reduced and set the stage for a successful experience in rehab.

Benefits of Detoxing at Pocono

Benefits of detoxing from alcohol at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, PA

When not under the care of certified professionals, at a reputable addiction rehab center, women and men who are addicted to alcohol and who suddenly cease their drinking are far more likely to keep drinking. Unaddressed psychological and environmental factors paired with the overpowering cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms can trigger an individual to drink just one more time. And before he or she knows it, his or her intent to stay sober can become a far-off ambition.

However, by engaging in care that provides detox, the following more positive outcomes are likely to occur:

  • The ability to think clearly returns, which can allow men and women to focus on other areas of recovery in an effective manner
  • The risk of relapse decreases given the fact that rehab centers do not allow individuals in treatment to have access to alcohol and other substances
  • The risks associated with the ongoing abuse of alcohol are significantly diminished
  • Cravings to drink are lessened
  • The health of the individual improves as traces of alcohol are eradicated from the bodies of those in rehab
  • Physical symptoms of withdrawal decrease

In addition, the wellbeing of women and men in detox is carefully supervised by professionals to safeguard their health at all times. Doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners are available to make sure that the interventions utilized during this type of care are safe and can elicit favorable outcomes.

Failing to receive care that includes detox can be a recipe for disaster for someone who is grappling with alcohol addiction. As was mentioned before, once an individual stops drinking, the process of withdrawal occurs, which can signal the development of yet another cycle of alcohol abuse. When this happens, an individual’s drinking is likely to grow more severe, as attempts to reduce withdrawal symptoms often lead users to drink excessively to speed up their feelings of relaxation. Drinking large quantities of wine, beer, and/or liquor is highly detrimental to an individual’s health and can cause an individual to suffer an overdose within a relatively short period of time.

Also known as alcohol poisoning, an overdose following the over-consumption of alcohol can be deadly. In addition, numerous other health problems can manifest if an individual remains addicted to this substance, which can also prevent an individual from living a life that is healthy. For these reasons and more, it is imperative to look into care that includes detox so these detriments can be avoided.

At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, Pennsylvania, we know that healing and recovery are possible, and that no matter how long you or a loved one has been grappling with an alcohol addiction, we can help. Our trailblazing residential rehab center features detox services, proven effective treatment interventions, and the support of a compassionate and committed staff. Therefore, if you or someone you love is in search of a provider that is devoted to seeing individuals succeed in the journey towards recovery, you do not need to search anymore.

At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, Pennsylvania, a happier, healthier, alcohol-free life is within your grasp.

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