Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Prescription Painkiller Detox Center in Georgia

Don’t let the pain of withdrawal, or the fear of failure, keep you trapped in the downward spiral of prescription painkiller addiction. Our detox professionals can keep you safe and comfortable as you take your first steps on the path toward long-term recovery.

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Learn More About Prescription Painkiller Detox at Blue Ridge

For those who require prescription medications to be relieved from pain that has been caused by medical conditions, surgery, or injury, opioid-based painkillers can have a significant beneficial impact on both the substance and quality of life. These medications are prescribed by a professional physician, and are often accompanied by a warning that they can become habit-forming if the directions for use are not followed. When an individual does not follow the prescribing physician’s directions about the safe use of a prescription painkiller, a number of negative effects can occur.

In addition to those who fail to follow their doctor’s directions, there are also individuals who abuse prescription pain medications solely for recreational purposes. Often done to achieve a high that includes feelings of relaxation, euphoria, and detachment from one’s surroundings, abusing prescription painkillers can cause similar challenges as those experiences by individuals who consume these substances outside of the prescribed directions. When the misuse of prescription painkillers becomes ongoing without there being a medical need, an individual is likely to develop an addiction, and treatment might be needed to effectively end this type of substance abuse.

When professional assistance at a treatment center such as Blue Ridge in Georgia is needed to stop a painkiller addiction, an individual should consider participating in a program that includes detoxification, or detox. This type of care allows an individual to clear his or her body of harmful substances like prescription painkillers so that the pain of withdrawal is removed and other areas of recovery can be focused on.

What Happens During Withdrawal

What Happens During Prescription Painkiller Withdrawal

When someone first starts to misuse a prescription painkiller, that individual does not plan on becoming addicted to it. Therefore, when someone tries to stop using these kinds of medication after abusing them for a long time, the withdrawal symptoms that can develop may be upsetting.

Since prescription painkillers can cause an individual to develop a tolerance to them, which then requires him or her to consume more of the substance of choice in order to obtain the desired effects, withdrawal is likely to occur in the event that the medication misuse ends. A process that can include bone and muscle pain, irritability, restlessness, and powerful cravings for more painkillers, prescription pain medications can trigger a very painful and uncomfortable withdrawal that can make obtaining sobriety seemingly impossible to do independently.

However, by going to a treatment center that includes detox in its rehab process, an individual can get relief from withdrawal and start to establish the skills needed to live a recovered life.

Detox at Blue Ridge

Detoxification at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center

Each individual who seeks out Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center in Georgia for treatment is assessed to determine if detox is needed to start the process of recovery. When necessary, detox will be provided as the first step in the individual’s care, and each individual will be made to be as comfortable as possible throughout the process of withdrawal. A trained team of medical professionals is able to ensure that each individual’s health and wellbeing are being safeguarded.

Once finished, an individual who was once stuck within a dangerous pattern of prescription painkiller abuse will be able to experience relief from symptoms of withdrawal, establish a clear mindset, and be healthy enough to engage in other areas of programming at our center.

Benefits of Detox

Long-Term Benefits of Detox for Prescription Painkiller Addiction

If an individual fails to obtain treatment to defeat a prescription painkiller addiction, he or she is likely to keep abusing these substances. Also, if a person seeks treatment at a residential center but does not obtain detox, he or she has a greater risk for relapse. Therefore, it is critical that an individual who is addicted to prescription painkillers obtains detox in addition to the other forms of therapeutic treatment so that he or she can break free from this possibly deadly form of chemical dependency.

Not only will an individual’s withdrawal symptoms be reduced, but an individual will be able to put all of his or her attention on getting better. Since a prescription painkiller addiction can cause an individual to develop priorities that are based within his or her abuse of this substance, detox can be effective in helping an individual establish the peace of mind required to move his or her priorities towards recovery and the skills needed to keep from the use of these medications in the future.

At our treatment center, we realize what it takes to defeat a painkiller addiction, and we are happy to supply the supports, interventions, and guidance that individuals need to get back in control of their lives. Therefore, if you or someone you care for is attempting to defeat this type of chemical dependency, we encourage you to reach out to us right now to learn more about the comprehensive programming we supply.

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