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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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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Detox Treatment Program for Drug & Alcohol Addiction & Abuse in Henryville, PA

Detox is the first step in effective addiction treatment. When you choose to detox at Pocono, you put your mind at ease by knowing you’re in a safe environment surrounded by medical professionals.

Benefits of Detox In a Professional Environment

The benefits of detoxing from drugs and alcohol in a professional environment

An essential first step in the effort to achieve a sustained recovery from a substance use disorder is ridding one’s body of the drug or drugs that a person has been abusing. Depending upon the nature and severity of a person’s addiction, attempting to accomplish this without proper professional assistance can be a painful and potentially dangerous experience.

When an individual’s substance abuse turns into chemical dependency, the compulsion to acquire and use the substance or substances that he or she has become dependent upon can become all-consuming. Unfortunately, even individuals who have a strong desire to stop drinking or using drugs can be overwhelmed by their body’s dependence upon the substance or substances that they have been abusing.

Depending upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to what drug or drugs the individual has been abusing, the length of time that he or she has been addicted, and the amounts that he or she has been ingesting, withdrawal symptoms can emerge in the absence of said substance(s) and range from unpleasant to life-threatening.

At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, Pennsylvania, men and women who have become dependent upon sedatives, stimulants, opiates, and other drugs can complete this process with maximum safety and minimal discomfort prior to fully engaging in the therapeutic interventions that will help them to achieve and maintain long-term recovery.

Medical Supervision

Medical supervision during detoxification at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, PA

While a patient is in the detox unit at our addiction rehab center, he or she will benefit from round-the-clock medical care provided by nurses, physician assistants, and registered nurse practitioners. The detox unit is also staffed with state-certified drug and alcohol counselors who have specific experience in all aspects of addiction treatment, including detox, as well as a dedicated team of drug and alcohol treatment technicians. From the moment an individual enters the detox program until he or she is prepared to make a seamless transition to the next level of treatment, he or she will be under the constant care of experienced professionals whose skills are equaled only by their commitment to compassionate care.

Length of Stay

Length of alcohol, opiate, and benzo detox at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center

As is the case with all levels of treatment at our addiction rehab center, all patients receive personalized care throughout their time in detox. Because we understand that there is no such thing as effective one-size-fits-all treatment, we ensure that each person receives the care that is best suited to his or her unique needs. This commitment to customized care extends to the length of time that a person can expect to stay in detox.

Typical lengths of stay in the detox unit at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center are as follows:

  • Four to five days for alcohol detox
  • Seven to eight days for opiate detox
  • Ten to twelve days for benzodiazepine detox

However, the amount of time that any one patient will spend in the program will be determined by his or her health and progress. A person’s detox experience will be complete when he or she has successfully rid his or her body of dangerous substances and is prepared for the next level of care.

For more information about detox or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of treatment at our addiction rehab center, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you to determine if Pocono Mountain Recovery Center is the perfect place for you or your loved one.

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