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

Benzo 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 benzos

While benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a great help to those who struggle with sleep, anxiety, and/or seizure disorders, these types of substances are frequently abused due to the pleasurable effects that they cause when taken. Doctors who prescribe these sort of medications to people often provide warnings that they should not be abused or taken at the same time as other substances since they can be habit-forming and lead to the development of an addiction. However, there are those who either misuse these medications when they are prescribed or take them illegally for recreational purposes to get high. If you are either of these types of people and are now realizing that you can’t stop taking a particular benzo, then you may benefit greatly from engaging in professional treatment.

There are many options for care that are effective in helping individuals such as yourself overcome a benzo addiction. However, none are more effective than programs that supply detoxification services, or detox. Detox is typically the first step in an addiction treatment program and allows individuals to have benzodiazepines and other such drugs cleared from their systems. Additionally, this level of care jumpstarts the recovery process since it allows people to achieve the clearer mindset and improved overall health that is needed to successfully participate in therapeutic interventions.

Therefore, if you are in search of treatment that will give you the most favorable treatment outcomes, it is in your own best interest to consider services that feature detox.

Benefits of Detox

The benefits of detox from benzos

Attempting to defeat an addiction to benzodiazepines without professional treatment can often mean that you’ll remain addicted to these substances. The reason for this stems from the fact that the withdrawal symptoms that emerge when no longer abusing benzos can thwart any efforts made to become sober. Powerful cravings, physical aches and pain, and psychological stress are sometimes just enough to make recovery an all but impossible goal to achieve. But, if you elect to receive treatment that includes detox, the following are more likely to occur:

  • You won’t experience a relapse: Detox programs don’t allow substances of abuse onsite. Therefore, you won’t have access to benzos or other drugs, which significantly reduces your risk of relapse.
  • Your health will improve: Since you won’t be able to continue abusing benzos or other substances, your health will improve considering you will no longer be harming your body with drugs.
  • Your withdrawal symptoms can be alleviated:   As opposed to detoxing outside of a treatment center, you may be afforded with certain medications that can alleviate any discomfort that you are experiencing during the beginning of your recovery. With this added benefit, your risk of relapse decreases even more.
  • You’ll be able to get through the beginning of your recovery safely and with greater ease: Medical professionals and addiction experts are available 24/7 in the detox level of care to make sure that you’re detoxing safely and that you are making progress in your sobriety. This sort of ongoing support is proven to help men and women successfully advance to the next phase of their treatment.

Lastly, you will be able to effortlessly transition to the next step of your recovery journey once your time in detox is complete. With this benefit, you’ll be able to develop a deeper understanding for what led you to abuse and become addicted to benzos in the first place and hone the skills needed to stay sober for a lifetime.

Neglecting to receive care that offers detox can mean that you’ll remain addicted to benzos and continue misusing these medications. For many who don’t access this type of treatment, it is possible to form a more severe addiction to benzodiazepines, begin abusing other drugs at the same time, and experience an overdose that could lead to a grave outcome. And while these possibilities are grim, it is crucial to know that they don’t have to be your fate.

By scheduling an assessment for services and engaging in detox and other therapeutic supports, you don’t have to remain trapped in the vicious cycle of benzo abuse any longer. You can develop the confidence needed to know that you can become sober, and you can acquire the skills you need to refrain from the abuse of these medications in the future.

At Delta Specialty Hospital, we want you to be successful in your recovery pursuits, and we want to help you achieve the benzo-free life you’re after. Via our high quality and medically supervised detox services and our effective therapeutic interventions, we know that we can help you reach and exceed your goals in a truly lasting way. Don’t let one more minute go by without considering Delta as the place to overcome your benzo addiction. Call our staff today to begin the transformative process of living a healthier, drug-free life. We look forward to helping and working with you.

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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