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

Prescription Painkiller Abuse Treatment 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.

Learn More About Prescription Painkiller Addiction Treatment

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

When a person is struggling with pain that cannot be relieved by over-the-counter pain relievers, that individual may need a prescription medication. Prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin are medications that can alleviate the discomfort brought on by pain. However, these medications, which contain opioids, can also be habit-forming and can contribute to the development of an addiction if they are taken in an amount and/or for a period of time that exceeds a physician’s recommendations.

Without proper care, an individual who is abusing prescription painkillers may endure a great deal of personal strife and upheaval. Since an addiction to prescription painkillers can derail a person’s efforts to live a life that is not controlled by these types of medications, several facets of an individual’s existence are going to suffer and become worse the longer this form of chemical dependency persists. Fortunately, there are interventions and professional supports available to those who wish to reclaim their lives from prescription painkiller abuse once and for all.

Proper rehab and treatment are necessary for individuals who are addicted to prescription painkillers 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 prescription painkiller addiction at Delta Specialty Hospital in Memphis, TN

Continuing to grapple with a prescription painkiller addiction can cause widespread devastation to a person’s life. Ongoing abuse of these sorts of substances can destroy vital organs and organ systems, which could lead to numerous health concerns that may be irreversible. Additionally, it is quite possible that an individual can develop mental health disorder symptoms, as the emotional pain involved in chemical dependency can trigger the onset of depression, anxiety, and more. Furthermore, a person’s job, family, financial stability, and ability to care for him or herself may also become compromised. Given these possible outcomes, it is important to seek proper care quickly. In doing so, polysubstance use and a potentially fatal overdose can be successfully avoided all together.

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 proved beneficial for many men and women just like you who are struggling with addiction and medical problems at the same time. 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 prescription painkiller 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 prescription painkiller addiction treatment offered at Delta Specialty Hospital in Memphis, TN

When you come to us, you will undergo a complete medical and psychiatric examination to help us to determine how dependent upon prescription painkillers your body has become. 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 works to address all of your needs.

If you are physically dependent on prescription painkillers, it is likely that the first step in your rehab program will involve our medically managed detox program. 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 program, you will safely and effectively be detoxed from prescription painkillers 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 use concerns effectively challenge their negative patterns of thinking and replace them with more positive ways of viewing the world. This 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 prescription painkiller addiction is to allow them to work together to work 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:

  • Nutritional counseling and wellness
  • Recreational programs
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Therapeutic activities

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for prescription painkiller 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 program to continue your healing. We also offer two step-down options for you. Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) have proved 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.

I was addicted to prescription painkillers and the staff at Delta were very helpful for my recovery.

– Former Patient
Trusted Excellence
  • 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