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

Heroin 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 heroin

As one of the most potent illicit substances in existence today, heroin has claimed the lives of numerous men and women the world over. When snorted, smoked, or injected, this drug produces such an intoxicating and powerful high that some individuals find themselves addicted to it after one or two uses. In fact, those who abuse heroin frequently find that they need more of it in more frequent doses in order to experience some semblance of the high that they first felt during their first use. However, as those addicted to heroin often realize, stopping the use of this substance is exceptionally difficult to do.

If you have found that your life now revolves around heroin, but you are ready to take those first brave steps towards recovery, know that you have options available to you. Especially if you have developed a high tolerance to heroin and are now also physically dependent on it, there is hope and help within your reach. Presently, there are several treatment options that may be of service to you to meet your treatment needs. Among the forms of treatment that you can begin, programs that feature detoxification services are more likely to help you in breaking free from your addiction to heroin once and for all.

Also known as detox, detoxification services allow you to safely proceed through the process of withdrawal and clear your body of harmful substances of abuse. By partaking in this sort of care, you will be able to place your attention on other aspects of your recovery journey and experience a significant improvement in your health.

Benefits of Detox

The benefits of detox from heroin

The benefits of receiving detox services far outweigh the costs of remaining addicted to heroin. Once you stop using heroin, your body is likely to respond by triggering the onset of several symptoms that can be especially uncomfortable and even painful. However, while receiving detox services, the symptoms that you would experience will be far less severe and your discomfort can be alleviated.

Furthermore, there are other benefits that you can experience while partaking in this option for care, including:

  • The dangerous effects of heroin abuse are drastically minimized as you will no longer be able to abuse this substance.
  • You will have ongoing support from professionals who will do all that they can to ensure that your needs are being met.
  • You may be able to receive certain, non-addictive medications that can alleviate any physical pain and discomfort present.
  • Detox services have strict policies that prohibit the possession and use of drugs. Given this fact, you will not be able to use heroin or other drugs, which will reduce your risk for relapse.

Finally, while in detox you will work closely with the following professionals through each step of this initial recovery phase:

  • Mental health professionals
  • Addiction specialists
  • Medical doctors
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners

These personnel will be on-hand to preserve your health and wellbeing so that you remain as safe as possible while detoxing.

Sadly, there are people who remain trapped in the vicious cycle of heroin abuse and continue to be vulnerable to the dangers associated with this form of chemical dependence. Additionally, there are individuals who do participate in treatment to overcome this kind of addiction, but do not receive detox and relapse as a result. For these individuals, developing a more severe addiction is likely, and the risk of overdose increases exponentially.

However, once you’re ready to leave the abuse of heroin in the past, you can start a program that includes detox and other therapeutic supports so that you can avoid the harm of continued heroin use. Know that you needn’t remain burdened by the compulsion to use heroin and that a better life awaits you, a life that is healthy and drug-free.

At Delta Specialty Hospital, we go above and beyond to help those we treat to experience the outcomes they desire. Because of this ambition, we supply top notch medically supervised detox services for people looking to overcome addictions to heroin and other substances of abuse. Via this service, individuals benefit from effective care, professional expertise, and a safe, nurturing environment in which to begin recovering from chemical dependency.

Do not let one more day go by addicted to heroin. Call Delta today to bring you one step closer to the sober life you deserve.

I am so grateful to have gone and recovered from my heroin addiction at Delta Specialty Hospital. I would not be where I am now without the incredibly supportive staff.

– Former Patient
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  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
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