Why Hospitals Refer Clients to BriteLife Recovery?
Avoiding a programmatic approach, BriteLife offers evidence-based therapies in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Our facility and grounds are kept in spotless condition, the food is sumptuous and filling, and the rooms are comfort in luxury. We offer a higher level of care than most clients are used to, and distinctive to most addiction treatment programs. BriteLife concentrates on what people can do, rather than what they can’t do. We teach clients to take care of themselves and help them build a strong foundation in recovery.
With rates of drug and alcohol addiction at record highs in this country, many people never get the quality rehab experience they need. Local therapists can help close this gap, as a useful resource for people who are likely to need maintenance therapy during addiction recovery, and to triage and refer clients with more serious addictions to the right rehab provider. But differentiating when to refer a client to residential addiction treatment can be difficult.
Addiction Treatment Referrals from Emergency Rooms Saves Lives
For decades, substance use disorder sufferers have spent a lot of time visiting hospital emergency rooms. Whether it’s an overdose, severe withdrawal symptoms or related health problems, hospitals are an important touchpoint to connect people with help. One study done at the Yale School of Medicine found some interesting results when they tested three test groups against a control group. Although the study was relatively small, it does point out that some simple opioid addiction protocols in place could save lives and start patients on the road to recovery. Here’s what they found:
- The ER is a higher stress environment where the patient is likely worried about their health. ER doctors can use the hospital visit as a wake-up call to advise and advocate for a more receptive patient in distress.
- Prescribing Suboxone or Buprenorphine products has a positive impact on treatment outcomes.
The point is when Emergency Room protocols are put in place when substance use disorder is spotted, it can literally be a life-or-death moment for the patient. ER doctors play a vital role in addiction treatment. How physicians respond in these situations could move patients toward recovery or put them back on the dangerous merry-go-round of addiction. If you are an emergency medical professional looking for ways to help your patients effectively fight addiction, contact us to find out more about referring patients to BriteLife Recovery in Hilton Head, South Carolina.