Drug and Alcohol Use and the Body
Drug and alcohol use affects the body in so many adverse ways, and comprehensive medical treatment is often necessary for healing. Because different substances impact each person in distinctive ways, effective treatment plans must take each patient’s individual challenges into account. Our team brings drug or alcohol use and medical history into current focus, and we individually tailor our medical recommendations based on comprehensive evaluations and assessments. In accordance with our age and gender-specific philosophy, we also account for the ways in which age and gender influence the recovery process.
Common conditions that we treat alongside addiction include:
- Cardiovascular problems
- Liver disease, including hepatitis and cirrhosis
- High blood pressure
- Neurological problems
- Kidney disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Bladder disorders
- HIV/AIDS related to intravenous drug use
Hanley Center’s superior on-site medical services have contributed to our renowned reputation as a leader in addiction treatment. We offer medically managed detox as well as ongoing medical care for comorbid physical conditions. Our medical services are provided by an on-staff medical team of experienced doctors, nurses, and psychiatrists.
- Thorough physical evaluations upon admission
- A licensed medical team with years of addiction medicine experience
- Top-tier care for populations other facilities cannot support
- Psychiatrists who prescribe appropriate medication according to ongoing assessments
- Treatment of chronic pain with non-narcotic medications and therapies
- Education about long-term health management
- 24/7 nursing staff
- Personalized continuing care plans that include medical recommendations
State-of-the-art Medical Detox
Medical detox is a critical first step in recovery for many of our patients. Over the course of addiction, the body learns to rely on drugs or alcohol to produce certain hormones and neurotransmitters, leading to chemical imbalance. Without drugs or alcohol, the body becomes physically unstable, resulting in withdrawal symptoms that can be both uncomfortable and dangerous.
Detox is the process during which a patient moves through withdrawal toward normalized brain and body function. Medical detox at Hanley Center is overseen by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who provide compassionate care as all traces of drugs or alcohol leave the body. This approach ensures that our patients are as comfortable as possible and protected from health complications while withdrawal symptoms appear. We utilize safe medications, alternative interventions, and careful nutritional planning to keep symptoms under control. Our 24/7 nursing team provides round-the-clock monitoring to ensure safety and well-being.
Integrated Treatment with Caring Providers
Medical conditions occurring alongside addiction need to be treated at the same time as addiction, in the same place, with the same treatment team. Our multidisciplinary providers include skilled nurses, psychiatrists, and other medical doctors, all of whom have extensive addiction treatment experience. Our dedicated medical professionals keep a close eye on patients as they move through detox and residential levels of care, and respond with new treatments, as needed. Every continuing care plan also includes recommendations for ongoing medical care and a focus on self-care practices related to health and wellness.
Access to Emergency and Specialty Healthcare
If you need emergency medical attention — whether due to a preexisting condition or complications that may arise during treatment — Hanley Center is conveniently located adjacent to St. Mary’s Medical Center. St. Mary’s offers emergency care as well as a complete range of medical specialties, such as critical care and cardiology.
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Hanley Center provides premier residential and outpatient addiction treatment for men and women of all ages. Reach out to us today to learn more about our admissions process and to find out how our team can help you, your loved one, or your patient recover.
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