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 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Delta Specialty Hospital.

  • 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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Preferred Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment Center in Memphis, Tennessee

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 preferred provider of substance abuse recovery.

Learn More About Benzo Addiction Treatment

Learn more about benzo addiction treatment at Delta Specialty Hospital in Memphis, TN

When used to treat anxiety symptoms, seizure disorders, and sleep conditions, benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, can be life-changing medications for those who need them. These substances are depressants that can activate the portions of the brain that may be chemically imbalanced due to the presence of the aforementioned concerns.

However, given the effects that benzodiazepines can have on the body, these medications are enticing substances of abuse for many. The misuse of benzodiazepines like Xanax, Valium, and Ativan can trap a person in a pattern of substance abuse that can be hard to overcome alone. Especially if a person begins abusing benzodiazepines in addition to other substances, the effects that could result can be disastrous. Thankfully, those grappling with a benzodiazepine addiction do not have to remain dependent on these prescription medications. With the assistance of a trained treatment team, benzodiazepine addiction can become a problem of the past.

Proper rehab and detox treatment are necessary for individuals who are addicted to benzodiazepines in order for them to be able to address the physical and psychological aspects of addiction. At Delta Specialty Hospital, we understand addiction and we are ready to help you get your life back on track.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for benzo addiction at Delta Specialty Hospital in Memphis, TN

Delaying or failing to receive care to overcome an addiction to benzodiazepines can trigger a series of adverse consequences that can ruin a person’s life. Long-term misuse of these types of medications can bring about legal trouble if a person acquires his or her medications via illegal means. Additionally, those in the throes of this type of addiction may experience a demise in once meaningful relationships, which could lead to divorce or social isolation. Furthermore, the damage that can be done to one’s body due to the misuse of benzodiazepines can be insurmountable. Respiratory depression and other such health concerns are likely to emerge the longer that benzo abuse continues. The abuse of other drugs is also likely to occur, and mental health issues can grow worse or manifest in response to benzodiazepine misuse. What is important to know, however, is that battling an addiction to benzos does not have to be a life sentence. By engaging in reputable addiction treatment care, a person can begin living a healthier life that is no longer governed by the abuse of benzodiazepines.

At Delta, we offer state-of-the-art behavioral health treatment inside our renowned medical hospital. This combination of mental health treatment and medical care has proven to be beneficial for many men and women just like you who are struggling with both addiction and medical problems. Our expertly trained staff is well-equipped to help each person who comes to us hoping to beat an addiction by providing comforting, around-the-clock care. At Delta, you will know that you have come to the right place to finally overcome your benzodiazepine addiction once and for all.

Our Philosophy

Delta Specialty Hospital philosophy and treatment benefits

At Delta, we strive to be a beacon of light in our community by offering the most effective and up-to-date treatments available in the comfort of our dual behavioral health center and medical hospital. We work hard to instill hope in those who may feel as though things are hopeless, as we refocus their behaviors and teach proper coping skills. We pride ourselves on providing a full spectrum of mental health care for those who need it when they need it most. At Delta, you are more than a collection of symptoms or a disorder to be treated; you are a whole person who deserves to be treated with dignity and respect as you begin the recovery process.

Types of Treatment

Types of benzo addiction treatment offered at Delta Specialty Hospital in Memphis, TN

When you come to us for care, you will undergo a complete medical and psychiatric examination to help us determine the extent of your benzodiazepine addiction. We will also identify any co-occurring disorders and medical conditions you may be struggling with as well. This information will help us to work alongside you to develop a treatment plan that thoroughly addresses all of your needs.

If you are physically dependent on benzodiazepines, it is likely that the first step at your rehab center will involve our medically managed detox services. As we know that detox can be quite a frightening prospect, we will do our best to explain everything we do before it happens so that there are no surprises. In our detox treatment, you will safely and effectively be detoxed from benzodiazepines and any other substances that you may have in your system. When you are medically stabilized, you will move into the next phase of your rehab.

Medication may be used at the beginning of your stay with us to help control the effects of withdrawal or to manage symptoms of a co-occurring disorder. Many people find that once they develop more effective coping mechanisms, they will be able to taper down the amount of medication they use. Other people who are struggling with co-occurring disorders may need longer-term therapeutic management. The usage of medication will be decided by your treatment team.

Individual therapy will be used in instances in which group therapy does not appropriately address your needs. You will work on problem-solving strategies for the challenges that you are facing in your life in a private environment.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that helps individuals with substance abuse concerns effectively challenge their negative patterns of thinking and replace them with more positive ways of viewing the world. This therapy can help those who feel helpless to see things as they really are.

Group therapy is the primary therapeutic approach at Delta, as we have discovered that the best way of helping individuals recover from benzodiazepine addiction is to allow them to work together to process through difficult emotions and struggles. We offer both process-based and psychoeducational groups to help you process emotions surrounding your addiction and learn more about relapse prevention, coping skills, and triggers for using.

We aim to provide you and your loved ones with the opportunity to work together to discover ways in which addiction has impacted each member of your family. We will hold family sessions to educate your loved ones about your illness, recovery, and how best to support you during your healing process. We will also provide connections to community resources such as A.A and N.A.

In addition to traditional therapeutic treatments, we also offer a number of experiential treatments to best allow us to help heal the whole you – mind, body, and spirit. These may include:

  • Recreational activities
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Nutritional counseling and wellness
Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for benzo addiction

As your discharge nears, you will work together with your treatment team to determine the next steps in your recovery process. We understand that discharge from our inpatient rehab can be a scary time for you, which is why we are proud to offer a number of options for your continued care.

If you feel as though you are not ready to leave the structure of an inpatient setting, we can help find you a residential treatment option to continue your healing. We also offer two step-down options for you. Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) have proven to be a beneficial step-down from our inpatient treatment. If you feel you are ready to discharge into a stable home environment, we can provide you with appropriate referrals to outpatient therapy services and community resources.

My benzo addiction was uncontrollable until I went to Delta Specialty Hospital. They pulled me out of the darkness and am now celebrating almost 5 years of sobriety!

– Former Patient
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  • Memphis Chamber of Commerce
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Professional Network on Aging
  • Tennessee Hospital Association
  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation