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 Burkwood Treatment 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 Burkwood Treatment 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 Drug Addiction Detox Program

Burkwood Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with prescription drug addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located near Minneapolis – St. Paul, Burkwood will help you smoothly transition from detoxification to our residential rehab center.

The Importance of Detox

The importance of detox for prescription drug addiction

From treating the symptoms of mental health conditions to treating pain and other medical issues, prescription medications are an invaluable source for many individuals throughout the world. When consumed under the supervision of a medical expert, prescription drugs can dramatically improve one’s quality of life when other treatments are not as effective. However, even though there can be benefits to consuming prescription medications, there are also a number of consequences that can bring harm and destruction to one’s life if they are not consumed as directed by a medical expert.

Since many prescription medications can bring about pleasing effects when taken outside of prescribing guidelines, some individuals are attracted to using them in order to obtain a mind and/or mood-altering high. The longer that a prescription medication is consumed, especially when it is being used for recreational purposes, the more likely an individual is to develop an addiction to it. When this occurs, it can be very challenging to stop using the substance without professional help.

Residential treatment with detoxification (or detox) support is the most beneficial option for care that can help an individual defeat a prescription medication addiction once and for all. Detox services at a professional center near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota can help an individual in having his or her body cleared of harmful substances of abuse, and can also aid in helping an individual immerse him or herself in the therapeutic process within residential care in a life-altering way.

Benefits of Detox

Benefits of prescription drug detox

Engaging in a program that includes detox can help create a life that is no longer controlled by prescription drug abuse. Unlike when an individual tries to stop using prescription medications on his or her own, detox at a professional center can help ensure that an individual will be able to keep from continuing to abuse substances and avoid relapse.

Detox services at a professional program include beneficial support from an experienced team and the treatment interventions required to help a patient through the withdrawal process safely. Detox professionals monitor the health of each individual in detox and supply the medical interventions necessary to make women and men comfortable at this time. Substance abuse is not allowed in a detox center, so each person who comes for care will be unable to continue his or her prescription drug abuse, and will instead be able to make exceptional strides towards achieving sobriety.

Since detox eliminates any toxic substances from the body, an individual can focus on fully understanding his or her addiction, establishing the skills required to recover, and develop the confidence to know that sustained sobriety can occur when not in treatment. In fact, research has proven that taking part in detox at a professional center can increase one’s odds of being sober for the long-term when this form of treatment is received.

Depending on the type of prescription medication that is being misused, the withdrawal experienced when this form of substance abuse ends can vary. Without a prescription drug addiction detox program, many individuals will experience physical upset, irritability, and intense cravings for more of their substance of choice, which can compromise one’s efforts to abstain from extended prescription drug abuse.

For many, when withdrawal symptoms develop, their first response is to go back to the use of their prescription drugs of choice. When this occurs, an individual can feel defeated and increase the amount and frequency with which he or she is abusing prescription drugs in an effort to minimize the withdrawal symptoms present and numb the disappointment of being unable to end the drug abuse itself. This vicious pattern of substance abuse can make experiencing a relapse a continued occurrence and dramatically increase the chances of overdose.

As is true for other chemical dependency issues, an individual tends to have to reach rock bottom prior to realizing that stopping prescription drug abuse cannot be done without help. In the event that an individual reaches that point, there are a number of options available that can make recovery more attainable and decrease the risk of overdose and relapse.

At our treatment center near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota, we know the struggle that addiction can cause. We also understand what it takes to combat a prescription medication addiction, and we are proud to be able to supply the care and resources women and men need to live happy, sober lives. If you or an important individual within your life wants to partake in care that can set the stage for a life free from prescription medication abuse, look no further than our addiction treatment center. We can offer you or someone you care for the solutions and the treatment needed that will help all of those who come for treatment achieve a sober existence. Call us right now to learn more about our admissions process or to complete a preliminary assessment over the phone.

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