This is a time where there is a lot of concern surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and we know that many clients are choosing to stay home in order to avoid the virus and stop it’s spread. Social distancing is extremely important to us as we understand that it’s going to take a group effort in order to slow down the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, this is also a time when many people are turning to substances as a way to cope, and there are many others who currently need treatment. Despite the current events, there is still a need for quality treatment- MD Home Detox is continuing to provide that in the safety of the client’s home.
We wanted to make sure that you and your patients are aware of the Intervention and In-Home Detox services that we offer, and we’re available to chat if you want to learn more about this unique solution during this time. We’re dedicated to helping people begin- and continue- on the path of recovery through this outbreak. Our staff is taking all of the necessary steps to ensure our team and our clients are properly screened as we continue to provide our services. In order to do this we are doing the following:
- All Nurses & Doctors are screened & tested
- All Patients are screened
- Sanitation & cleanliness is a top priority (as it always has been).
We’ve always felt that our clients deserve to receive treatment in the privacy and safety of their own homes. During this time, we are continuing to provide our key services, which include:
- Private nurse services
- In-home detoxification
- Mental health stabilization
- Family education and counseling
If you have any questions about treatment, the precautions we’re taking, or how we can help your client that may be avoiding treatment at this time, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-888-592-7931.
Please stay safe and stay healthy.
The MD Home Detox Team
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An overdose is a term used for taking more than the recommended dose of a substance, in a quantity that could be fatal. Many times when one consumes too much of a substance, medical attention is required. Symptoms of heroin overdose includes, but is not limited to slow breathing, heart rate and pulse, pinpoint of the pupils, blue lips and nails due to low levels of oxygen in the blood, muscle spasms, seizures and decreased consciousness.
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Heroin addiction is serious, but is not incurable. There is help for a heroin addict. Many addicts will attend meetings, rehabilitation centers, therapy, or even a family intervention. Coming off the drug after long-term use has side-effects. It is recommended to seek professional help due to the withdrawal symptoms. Many Treatment centers offer detox programs, which are not long-term and are intended to wean an addict off of the substance. There are methods to take away the physical withdrawal symptoms of heroin, such as taking methadone. This substance is not accessible to the public and is only dispensed by a profession pharmacist. For more information see Heroin Addiction Treatment.