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New Vision Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Take the First Step on the Road to Recovery.

Millions of people across the country struggle with a substance use disorder. Substance use is rarely an “at home” problem and can affect every aspect of the person’s life, including school, community and work.

Substance use disorder is a health issue, not a personal choice.

Unfortunately, far too many people are hesitant to go to the hospital for help because they fear the symptoms of withdrawal during detoxification. Additionally, abruptly ceasing alcohol or drug use can be dangerous.

New Vision at Piedmont Augusta offers an inpatient medical stabilization service for adults with drug, alcohol or related health issues.      

Medical Stabilization

The service accepts appropriate adults, age 18 or older, who are in active or impending withdrawal from certain drugs. The treatment consists of a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization that typically lasts three days. The inpatient stay includes the following aspects:

  • Pre-Screening
  • Assessment
  • Admission
  • Medical Stabilization
  • Appropriate Discharge Planning

Who Needs Medical Stabilization?

The New Vision service is intended to help medically treat individuals who are experiencing withdrawal issues from drugs and alcohol, so that they can begin their path to recovery.

Types of Substances New Vision Can Treat

New Vision™ is able to provide a safe medical stabilization setting for those dependent on:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines (like Valium or Xanax)
  • Opioids (like Heroin or OxyContin)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Combined Substances
  • Prescription Medications

Treatment Team

New Vision patients are patients of Piedmont Augusta and are treated by:

  • Attending physician
  • Nursing personnel

What to Expect

Upon admission to the hospital for medical stabilization, assessments of the patient’s fundamental needs are conducted. These assessments include a medical history, physical, a complete laboratory workup and a nursing assessment. This pre-screening process will enable the patient to be admitted alongside a personalized plan for treatment. 

Patients who are under the influence of chemical substances, and are considered medically unstable, will be closely observed and stabilized. New Vision accepts patients who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the cessation of use of certain substances, in conjunction with other related health issues.

Contact Us

For more information, call our office at 706-426-0110.

The diagnosis of need for inpatient admission can only be made by a licensed physician. The service accepts most insurance plans. Contact your plan for details.

SpecialCare Hospital Management administers New Vision for the hospital and has a financial interest in this service.

 
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