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 Prescription Painkiller Detox 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.

The Importance of Detox

The importance of detox from prescription painkillers

If you’ve suffered from mild, moderate, severe, or chronic pain and you’ve been given a prescription for a painkiller, then you likely know the invaluable relief that this sort of medications can bring. However, if you’ve been consuming a prescription painkiller for a long period of time, beyond what your doctor has recommended, then you are also familiar with how difficult it is to stop using this substance. Additionally, if you began misusing a prescription painkiller like OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, or Opana for non-medical reasons and realize that you’re now not able to function without being under the influence of your drug of choice, then it is likely that you’ve developed an addiction.

A prescription painkiller addiction can be just as difficult to overcome as a heroin addiction. The longer this form of substance abuse continues, the more tolerant your body will become to a painkiller, which then requires you to consume more of your painkiller of choice on a more frequent basis. Grappling with this sort of issue for an extended period of time can eventually cause you to become physically dependent on a prescription painkiller, which is why you have probably experienced a number of uncomfortable symptoms when not taking this sort of medication. Known as withdrawal, these symptoms can entice you to begin using prescription painkillers again which can certainly compromise your intentions of becoming sober.

What is important to know, however, is that you can be successful in becoming sober and you can reclaim your life from substance abuse. By participating in a program that includes detoxification services, you can truly leave the abuse of prescription painkillers in the past.

Benefits of Detox

The benefits of detox from prescription painkillers

Attempting to stop the abuse of prescription painkillers can be exceptionally challenging. As stated, withdrawal can trigger you to resume your use of these substances, and it is possible that you may even develop an even more severe chemical dependency problem as a result. Given these possibilities, it is best to seek and receive care that includes detox so that you can experience the following benefits:

  • Prescription painkillers and other harmful substances can be cleared from your body. In doing so, you’ll no longer be physically dependent on drugs and can achieve a clearer mind that can help you take on the therapeutic aspects of your treatment.
  • Medical professionals, including doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses, will supervise your detox treatment so that you can safely complete this step of your care with little to no risk involved.
  • If your withdrawal symptoms are too overwhelming for you to handle, you may be given certain medications that can alleviate your strife. Additionally, the medications that you are given are closely monitored so that you don’t then become dependent or feel compelled to abuse them while in treatment.
  • Your risk of relapse is significantly reduced while in detox. The reason for this is because dangerous substances of abuse are not permitted onsite which means you won’t have access to your drug of choice.

Considering these advantages, your best chance for overcoming an addiction to prescription painkillers is by partaking in services that feature detox. By receiving this invaluable form of care, you can achieve the drug-free life you deserve.

Continuing to abuse painkillers without seeking treatment, or participating in a program that doesn’t offer detox, can jeopardize your ability to become sober. Treating the physical aspect of chemical dependency is crucial since it’s often one of the most powerful components of addiction that can trigger a relapse. Neglecting this important piece can ultimately leave you vulnerable to struggling with a more severe addiction and increases your risk of overdose, which can be fatal. Fortunately, programs that offer detox are easily accessible and can certainly enhance your ability to abstain from painkiller abuse for the long-term. Via this kind of service, you will be able to live the life you deserve to be living.

In choosing Delta Specialty Hospital as the place to begin your life-changing recovery journey, rest assured that you’ll be in good hands. Our therapeutic supports and detox services have helped countless men and women overcome prescription painkiller addictions, and we’re confident that we can help you too. You’ll work with our caring staff and receive the treatment you need to jumpstart your recovery so that sobriety is finally an achievable goal for you.

Contact our center today to learn more about detox, the other services we offer, and how we can help transform your life. We’re happy to give you the information and resources you need to defeat a painkiller abuse problem once and for all.

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

– Former Patient
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