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

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Longleaf Hospital 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Longleaf Hospital.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Adult Detox Program

Men and women who complete detox at our center receive comprehensive, personalized care that enables them to successfully complete the withdrawal process with maximum safety and minimal discomfort. Once detox has been completed, the individual can transition directly into our residential chemical dependency program, where he or she will develop the skills that will support long-term recovery.

Do You Need Detox?

Detoxification at Longleaf Hospital is specifically designed for adult men and women ages 18 and above, who have not been able to stop abusing alcohol or other addictive substances prior to starting our chemical dependency treatment program.

As is the case with all types and levels of treatment at our center, our medically monitored detox program is customized according to the specific needs of each person who heals with us, and all services are provided in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Throughout a person’s time in our detox program, he or she will be under the care of a team of compassionate professionals, all of whom are experienced at guiding individuals through the detoxification process. These dedicated men and women protect the health and wellbeing of all who are in the detox program, providing support that includes therapeutic interventions and, when appropriate, certain prescription medications.

Depending upon which substances a person has been abusing, he or she may be prescribed Suboxone or Vivitrol while in detox at our center. These prescription medications can alleviate cravings and other withdrawal symptoms, allowing for a more comfortable and positive detox experience.

Detox Program

For individuals who have been incapable of ending their active substance abuse prior to starting treatment, our medically monitored detoxification program can be the optimal starting point.

Depending upon which substances you have been abusing, and the length of time you have been addicted to these substances, attempting to withdraw on your own can be a painful and potentially dangerous experience. Our detox program offers a safer and more comfortable option, which significantly increases the likelihood that you will complete the process and take a profound step toward a healthier future.

In detox, you will receive around-the-clock care to ensure your safety and minimize discomfort while you rid your body of addictive substances. Then, once you have successfully completed detox, you can transition directly into the chemical dependency unit, where you will engage in a variety of therapeutic activities.

Admissions Process

When you arrive at our center, one of your first accomplishments will be to complete a thorough admissions assessment. This assessment will enable us to identify all of the issues that may have contributed to or been impacted by your substance abuse struggles. Following this assessment, you will work with the members of your treatment team to develop a personalized plan that will address your needs and meet your treatment goals.

Detox Benefits

Safety and comfort are two of the most important and obvious immediate benefits of participating in the detox program at Longleaf Hospital. However, individuals who complete our detox program also reap a range of additional benefits.

First, completing our detox program allows a person to enter the next phase of treatment on a note of positivity and success. The diminished self-esteem and pervasive sense of hopelessness that can result from extended struggles with addiction can have a negative impact on a person’s efforts to gain a foothold in early recovery. Starting the recovery experience by successfully completing a detox program can be an essential first step in establishing a more positive and hopeful mindset.

Completing our detox program also empowers an individual to enter treatment in a physically healthier state. Recovering one’s strength after the chronic abuse of addictive substances can be a long-term endeavor, and detox can provide a supportive foundation upon which to build a healthier future.

Of course, even with a more positive mindset and improving physical and psychological strength, individuals in early recovery can be vulnerable to immediate relapse. Completing detox at our center can eliminate this risk, by allowing for a direct transition from our detox program into the next level of care. By remaining at our treatment center in Alexandria, Louisiana, men and women who just completed detox will be shielded from the stresses, pressures, and temptations that can trigger relapse, and will benefit from continuity of care as they work to develop the skills that will support the successful pursuit of a healthier drug-free future.

Learn More Today

To learn more about detoxification at Longleaf Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of treatment at our center, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our staff is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We look forward to helping you decide if Longleaf Hospital is the perfect place for you or your loved one.

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