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Drug and Alcohol Detox Program at Turning Point of Tampa

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Turning Point of Tampa has helped thousands find recovery. As an in-network facility, we are able and committed to helping you find the life you deserve.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Program at Turning Point of Tampa

Turning Point of Tampa’s detox center offers inpatient medically supervised detox. Our addiction medicine doctors guide our patients through withdrawal symptoms on our private campus that we call the “The Village”.

Turning Point of Tampa offers an environment that is first and foremost safe. We designed our drug and alcohol detox to provide the privacy and support needed as your body recovers from the effects of substance abuse. We know that detox facilities and treatment facilities can be measured by how successful the treatment process is for the individual. Our alumni prove that a successful rehab center experience can have lasting recovery.

Drug detox and alcohol detox can have mild or severe withdrawal symptoms. Completing a proper medical detox as prescribed by our physicians, who are board certified in addiction medicine and psychiatry will ensure your detox process and health are in great hands as you start on the therapeutic recovery process.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Turning Point of Tampa offers both detox programs and treatment programs. We believe that responsible and ethical programs offer treatment options to their patients.

Our levels of care start with our drug and alcohol detoxification program, and move through the continuum of care to our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs, including dual diagnosis treatment, and eating disorder programs.

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ASAM level – 3.7 WM (withdrawal management)

The Turning Point of Tampa detox center offers ASAM level – 3.7 WM (withdrawal management). We are licensed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and accredited by the Joint Commission.

Turning Point of Tampa sets it self apart with a commitment to helping addicts and alcoholics. ASAM criteria is the most widely used set of guidelines. It is also the most comprehensive. Our certification will act to improve the quality of our inpatient detox program.

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Detox Program Admission

Every patient sees our Addiction Medicine Doctors and Nurse Practitioner. We can handle a very high acuity, which means that if a patient has entered our detox program and suffers from substance abuse coupled with medical conditions that can be treated in house or via a local doctor – they are a candidate for admission.

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Substance Use Disorder as the Prevailing Condition

We encourage those with chronic health issues to seek admission into our inpatient detox program. Every person admitted must have the primary diagnosis of substance use disorder as the prevailing condition.

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Effective Substance Abuse Treatment

Effective substance abuse treatment at our drug detox program and drug rehab center ensures harmful withdrawal symptoms are managed and our patients are kept comfortable. Medically managed withdrawal during detox treatment ensures the withdrawal process is safe and all physical and mental health conditions are treated.

Our inpatient detox program handles alcohol withdrawal, opioid withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal as well as other substance abuse disorders.

The Detox Process at Turning Point of Tampa

The detox process at Turning Point of Tampa has several steps before being admitted to our detox program or addiction treatment program. All steps in the detox treatment process include 24-hour nursing staff and daily visits with our doctors.

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Everything begins with a phone call

Our trained admission staff will do a brief assessment over the phone to see if you meet criteria for alcohol and/or drug detox.

Does your insurance cover addiction treatment? We contract with insurance provider networks and we will call your health insurance providers to verify your insurance coverage. Our treatment center is committed to getting you help as easily as possible.

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Onsite face to face drug abuse and withdrawal symptoms evaluation

In the pre-admission phase we must determine that your treatment process will be successful in our detox programs or treatment programs and insure you are medically stable.

You will meet with one of our nurses who will do a face to face drug abuse history and withdrawal symptoms evaluation, you will take a urine drug screen, and once the information is completed we will then get clearance from the doctor so that you can receive treatment.

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Admission to our inpatient detox center

Once the admission paperwork for inpatient treatment is completed, the actual alcohol detoxification or drug detox protocols are implemented.

CIWA-ar (Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol)

Known as CIWA – pronounced see-wa, this is a 10 item scale to rate and measure symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. The measurement creates a score for a patients current withdrawal process.

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Auditory Disturbances
  • Clouding of Sensorium
  • Headache
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Paroxysmal Sweats
  • Tactile Disturbances
  • Tremor
  • Visual Disturbances
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COWS (Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale)

Known as COWS – pronounced cows, this is a tool similar to CIWA as it measures the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms. The scale is performed at our detox center by the 24-hour nursing staff. The patient is asked a series of questions specifically related to their drug detox opiate withdrawal.

  • Resting Pulse Rate
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Pupil Size
  • Bone or Joint Aches
  • Runny Nose or Tearing
  • GI Upset
  • Tremor
  • Yawning
  • Anxiety or Irritability
  • Gooseflesh Skin

Drug Detox Program and Addiction Treatment Services Begins

A safe place to rest, have a meal if your withdrawal symptoms are not affecting your appetite, and lots of liquids are encouraged to someone beginning their detox program and addiction treatment.

Substance addiction and alcoholism can take its toll mentally and physically. Our staff is trained to provide a safe place for our patients to begin their journey.

All medication is ordered and the medically managed withdrawal for the detox process begins.

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment at Turning Point of Tampa is unique. We are situated on one large campus that we call our “The Village”. If a patient in drug detox is feeling up to it, they can interact with clients further ahead in the drug detox program or treatment programs offered on site. In addition, there are 12 step meetings that all are invited to attend.

Rehab Center and Detox Program Accommodations

Turning Point of Tampa offers an intimate and private three bedroom, two bath home on our campus designated for our detox program. Every patient has treatment options and we encourage participation in the daily schedule.

Group therapy, supportive counseling, discharge planning and aftercare are the minimum options for the detox program. Our hope is that every person who chooses our rehab center continues throughout our continuum of care.

Although housed separately, if physically cleared by the medical team those participating in the alcohol detox programs or drug detox programs can participate within the “The Village”.

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All patients in the drug detox program will have their meals catered. They will not prepare any meals for themselves.

Psychiatrist and Nurse Practitioner

Choosing Turning Point of Tampa for a detox program and addiction treatment allows you access to the best addiction medicine in the state of Florida.

Our Medical Director is Dr. Singh

Dr. Singh and has been with Turning Point of Tampa since 2016 and has been named a Top Doctor four times for Addiction Medicine.

Since 1991, Dr. Singh has been board certified in Adult Psychiatry and he has a psychiatry practice in Tampa, FL. He is certified in Psychopharmacology and Addiction Medicine, is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and is a past President of the Tampa Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Estèvez

Dr. Estèvez is board certified in 5 subspecialties including adult, geriatric, and forensic psychiatry, as well as psychosomatic and addiction medicine.

Nurse Practitioner

Turning Point of Tampa has a nurse practitioner (NP) as part of their nursing staff. Around the clock nursing offers medical staff at all hours for clients if discomfort arises. As detoxification protocol’s are implemented, each client follows their individualized treatment plan under our medical team’s guidance.

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Does Alcohol Detoxification Take Longer than Drug Detox?

No, alcohol detoxification usually takes 3 -5 days. Drug detox can take significantly longer but averages around 7 days.

Turning Point of Tampa treats alcohol use disorder (AUD), a condition that can be diagnosed when your pattern of alcohol use is problematic and causes significant distress. It can range from mild to severe. Alcohol withdrawal is very serious and must be monitored.

Vivitrol and Naltrexone

Vivitrol is the brand name for Naltrexone. This drug can be prescribed by one of our board certified addiction medicine doctors to prevent cravings and relapse with drugs or alcohol. Vivitrol is an injectable medication and proven to be effective with alcohol and drug addiction.

Vivitrol is one of several detoxification medications utilized to combat relapse and cravings.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment

Substance abuse and addiction treatment go hand in hand. Addiction centers and alcohol detox centers offer various levels of care drug addition treatment. The American Society of Addiction medicine (ASAM) sets the guidelines for levels of care. This is called the ASAM criteria.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps those seeking drug detox or drug addition treatment including alcohol detox centers or alcohol addiction treatment by compiling treatment options based on geographic location, health insurance, and all licensed treatment centers information. This data is offered as a service to guide people to the right substance abuse treatment and detox programs.

Detox Centers and Treatment Centers That Offer Complete Abstinence

Turning Point of Tampa believes in complete abstinence. To be clear – we help people become free of mind altering chemicals. Our medical model follows all protocols to help drug detox and/or alcohol detox leave you completely medication free.

Treatment options at our facility include detox programs and addiction treatment. We have been helping people find recovery for over 35 years.

At Turning Point, out treatment programs mean you receive treatment and know your treatment options. Starting with the detox program, then moving into residential addiction treatment, and completing with intensive outpatient and aftercare is how our continuum works.

Detox Centers Near Me

If you or a loved one is searching for “detox centers near me” you are probably hoping to find detox centers near where you live or substance abuse treatment locally. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) can find addiction centers or detox centers or detox clinics in any location. Free detox centers are rare but do exist.

Get Help Today at Turning Point of Tampa

Getting help for a substance use disorder or other addictive disorders is possible with the right team of health care providers. Your detox process can begin today. Drug addiction treatment often includes counseling, support groups and a 12-step program.

By combining individual care with participation in group therapy sessions and educational lectures, Turning Point of Tampa helps clients understand their illness as well as the underlying issues that accompany it.

Levels of Care

At Turning Point of Tampa we offer a comprehensive continuum of care, including primary and extended care programs, intensive outpatient and weekly aftercare groups.