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Union County Hospital recently opened a medical drug and alcohol detoxification program for those dealing with addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.

The program is a voluntary, inpatient medical-stabilization service, treating patients who are experiencing drug and alcohol withdrawal.

“The medical and nursing staff at Union County Hospital are passionate about how to best serve our community and surrounding areas," Charles Sanders, CNO of Union County Hospital, said in a news release. "Early on, we recognized the lack of services for this population. Our Medical Drug and Alcohol Detox Program will provide an essential step on the pathway to ongoing recovery.”

Those interested should go to the emergency department for an assessment for medical detox admission or may be referred by their physician as a direct admission. The physician directed hospital-based program offers medically supervised detoxification along with coordinated care with the hospitalist or your primary care physician. The average length of stay is three to four days and the patient will receive next step support with discharge and referral planning.

For more information, call 618-833-4112 or visit unioncountyhospital.com.

 

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