Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Delta Specialty Hospital 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 Delta Specialty Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Alcohol Detox Center in Memphis

Delta Specialty Hospital helps individuals struggling with alcohol or drug addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Serving Memphis, TN, Delta is the leading provider of substance abuse recovery.

The Importance of Detox

The importance of detox from alcohol

Those who start to consume beer, wine, and/or spirits of any kind of regular basis rarely intend to develop a dependence on alcohol. In fact, it’s often not apparent that an alcohol addiction has developed until a person attempts to stop drinking or is unable to drink after abusing this substance for a long period of time.

Having a can of beer or a glass of wine every once in a while won’t cause a person to become dependent on alcohol. Ongoing consumption of alcoholic beverages will, however, cause an individual to become tolerant of this substance and experience subsequent withdrawal symptoms when not drinking. Should tolerance develop and withdrawal symptoms manifest in the absence of alcohol, seeking effective treatment can save a person’s life when one’s own will is simply not enough to end this form of chemical dependence.

If you’ve found that you’re not able to end your abuse of alcohol without the help of others, it’s important to consider partaking in addiction treatment. Especially if you’ve become dependent on drinking in order to get through your day, know that help and hope for a sober tomorrow is available. Among the many options for care that you can start, programs that include detoxification services, or detox for short, can give you the strongest leg-up towards reaching your recovery goals.

Benefits of Detox

The benefits of detox from alcohol

Detox is effective at jumpstarting the process of overcoming an addiction to alcohol. Within this level of care, alcohol is cleared from one’s system, withdrawal symptoms are minimized and alleviated, and a clear mindset is achieved that can allow a person to participate in the therapeutic aspect of the recovery process.

While you are in detox, you can also reap the following benefits:

  • You have a greater likelihood of becoming sober as most detox programs do not permit substances of abuse onsite.
  • You will have access to experienced and compassionate staff who will safeguard your health through each step of the detox process.
  • You will no longer be at risk for the detriments associated with continued alcohol abuse, as you will no longer be drinking while receiving services.
  • You may be provided with certain medications that can alleviate uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms so that your time in detox is a comfortable as possible.

Additionally, the symptoms of withdrawal that you would otherwise experience outside of a detox program will be significantly diminished so that you can remain committed to your recovery.

When a person doesn’t receive detox or partakes in services that don’t include this invaluable treatment option, the risk of relapse is high. In fact, those who never engage in a detox program are at risk of experiencing significant health problems that can be irreversible and even fatal. Furthermore, ongoing consumption of alcohol can lead to frequent instances of alcohol poisoning, which can be fatal a person’s alcohol addiction is severe.

What’s important to know, however, is that you have options and can leave an alcohol addiction in the past once and for all. When you participate in a comprehensive program that includes detox, you are given every advantage that can help you break free from this lethal form of chemical dependence.

At Delta Specialty Hospital, we understand what it takes to overcome alcoholism and we’re pleased to offer the life-saving care that can help you reclaim your life from addiction. We offer state-of-the-art detox services and transformative therapeutic programming that can help you achieve improved health and make you optimistic for a sober tomorrow.

Let our staff of qualified, compassionate, and dedicated professionals help you embark on a more satisfying, promising, and alcohol-free future.

My experience with the alcohol treatment programs at Delta Specialty Hospital has always been positive and uplifting, full of education and insight, and very rewarding. I am now celebrating 3 of sobriety!

– Former Patient
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