Substance Abuse and Medical Detox Programs

Every five minutes, an American overdoses. In an over $10B Substance Use Disorder industry, 90% of the market is still not receiving treatment. The costs related to overdose in the U.S. healthcare system exceeds $12B. The leading factor in opioid mortality rates is related to illicit Fentanyl use, which is permeating throughout recreational drug-use.

Overcoming the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Stigma

SUD patients can be anywhere in your hospital. Many hospitals do not have specially trained staff for addressing Substance Use Disorder which can lead to an increased stigma for patients and frustration, even fear for your staff. The patients are difficult to manage due to underlying behavioral health challenges. These can include: significant, cognitive and functional impairment, particularly during detoxification.

The challenge this creates is that nearly 40% of SUD patients have co-occurring SUD and psychiatric disorders, yet only 7% receive treatment.

What are common hospital concerns for adopting a comprehensive Medical Detox program?

Hospitals tend to have misconceptions about their ability to impact their community based on the size of their market. The reality is, there is no market too small or too large to be effective in medical detox programs.

Medical and Mental Health Care to provide Medical Detox Solutions

A strong medical detox program can create superior outcomes for your hospital including:

  • Freeing up or ‘decanting’ your emergency department
  • Provide your hospital staff with a specialized medical detox team
  • Connect your patients to a better continuum of care

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Programs

The use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral health therapies focuses on treating the whole patient. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is noted as best practice by the American Association of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Psychology Association (APA). Additionally, Medication-Assisted Treatments are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs.

MAT programs have a significant impact on improving patient survival. It can increase retention in treatment and decrease illicit opiate use and more.

Horizon Health’s Medical Detox Program

Our programs are designed to provide your hospital with medical and clinical behavioral health expertise facilitated in a safe, medically-supervised detoxification environment. This includes administering assessments and examinations to identify the physical and behavioral health symptoms that need to be addressed.

Contact us today to learn more about Horizon Health’s Medical Detox Program.

Let’s Get to Work, Together

Contact us to learn more about how Horizon Health can help you start a behavioral health program or take an existing program to new heights.