Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Singing River aims to break the cycle of addiction by providing a voluntary Medical Detox Program that offers individuals a more comfortable way to withdrawal from drugs and alcohol – in a safe, secure, and medically supervised environment.
Take the First Step on the Road to Recovery.
Millions of people across the country struggle with substance use disorder. Substance use is rarely an “at home” problem and can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including school, community, and work. At Singing River Health System, we understand and are here to make things a little easier.
Substance use disorder is a health issue, not a personal choice.
Unfortunately, far too many people are hesitant to go to the hospital for help because they fear the symptoms of withdrawal during detoxification. Additionally, abruptly ceasing alcohol or drug use can be dangerous.
New Vision at Singing River Gulfport offers an inpatient medical stabilization service for adults with drug, alcohol, or related health issues. The service accepts adults 18 & older who are currently using or are experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms from certain drugs.
The service accepts appropriate adults, who are in active or impending withdrawal from certain drugs. The treatment consists of a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization that typically lasts 3 days. The inpatient stay includes the following aspects:
- Medical Stabilization
- Appropriate Discharge Planning
Who Needs Medical Stabilization?
The New Vision service is intended to help medically treat individuals who are experiencing withdrawal issues from drugs and alcohol, so that they can begin their path to recovery.
Types of Substances New Vision Can Treat
New Vision™ at Gulfport Hospital provides a safe environment with expert doctors and nurses who understand the detox process and specially trained to help ease withdrawal for those dependent on:
- Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Percocet, etc.)
- Opioids (painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin)
- Combined Substances
- Prescription Medications
Through it all, you will receive compassionate and round-the-clock care from medical professionals. New Vision patients are guests of Gulfport Hospital and are treated by:
- Attending Physician
- Nursing Personnel
What to Expect
Remember, substance dependence is not a sign of weakness or failure. It is a disease that can be treated, just like diabetes or asthma. Addiction recovery is possible — with proper support and a strong commitment from the individual.
Upon admission to the hospital for medical stabilization, assessments of the patient’s fundamental needs are conducted. These assessments include a medical history, physical, a complete laboratory workup, and a nursing assessment. This pre-screening process will enable the patient to be admitted alongside a personalized plan for treatment.
Patients who are under the influence of chemical substances, and considered medically unstable, will be closely observed to achieve stabilization. New Vision accepts patients who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the cessation of use of certain substances, in conjunction with other related health issues.
For more information, call our office at (912) 292-0023.