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 Wilmington 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Wilmington Treatment Center.

  • 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.

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Prescription Drug Detox Center in North Carolina

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Wilmington Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with prescription drug addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington  will help you smoothly transition from detoxification to our residential rehab center.

Prescription Painkiller Detox

The Importance of Prescription Drug Detox

When a physical ailment or symptoms of a mental disorder necessitate a prescription medication, the resulting effects of taking said medication can be quite beneficial. For those who require pharmaceutical intervention in order to quell physical or emotional strife, prescription drugs can bring about an overall improvement in a person’s quality of life. However, when prescription drugs are misused or consumed for the singular purpose of achieving a high, an individual is vulnerable to enduring a great deal of adversity across several areas of life.

Depending on the prescription medication that is being abused, both the high experienced and the consequences that result can vary. Among such consequences, individuals are at risk for developing a tolerance to their drug or drugs of choice, which can then cause them to ingest more over a shorter period of time. When this occurs, a person may begin to also develop a physical dependence on the substance(s), which can make it even more difficult for the individual to cease this type of substance abuse without professional help.

In the event a person becomes dependent upon a prescription medication, seeking treatment is likely the most appropriate course of action to take. Given the fact that there are numerous options for care that presently exist to treat addiction, it is imperative that a person selects care that will effectively address his or her treatment needs. Among the many available, programs that offer detoxification services, or detox, have proven to be the most helpful to those looking to overcome a prescription drug problem.

What Happens During Withdrawal

What Happens During Prescription Drug Withdrawal

As stated, depending on the prescription drug that is being abused, the resulting effects that take place can differ. This concept is also true for the symptoms of withdrawal that emerge if a person intentionally and abruptly stops his or her use of such substances, or if an individual is no longer able to consume more of his or her medication of choice.

Withdrawal is the body’s response to no longer having a particular substance present to alter its system. An experience that can quickly drive a person back to the use of substances once more, withdrawal is known to be an unpleasant experience that can hinder even the most well-intended person from becoming sober without help. These symptoms, which can range in both duration and severity, can include irritability, restlessness, overpowering cravings, headaches, stomachaches, muscle and/or bone pain, pangs of nausea, vomiting, and other types of physiological and physical distress. And because these symptoms can, in some instances, lead to life-threatening consequences, it is important to seek proper treatment when one wants to break free from his or her prescription drug addiction.

Why Choose Us For Prescription Painkiller Detox

Why Choose Wilmington Treatment Center for Prescription Drug Detox

At Wilmington Treatment Center, we understand how difficult it can be to defeat an addiction to prescription drugs. Especially for those who may have started out using such substances due to medical necessity, but found that they were unable to stop without discomfort, we realize the tight hold that chemical dependency can have on a person’s life. For these reasons, we are pleased to offer, not just therapeutic interventions to help individuals unearth what led to the abuse of substances in the first place, but also detox services so that substances can be cleared from the bodies of those we treat.

Our center’s staff of dedicated and compassionate professionals closely monitors the detox phase of care and is steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the safety of all treatment protocols utilized. The wellbeing of each person is our top priority, and we strive to make the process of withdrawal as comfortable as possible. In choosing Wilmington Treatment Center as the place to begin one’s recovery journey from prescription medication abuse, all individuals can rest assured that they will receive the highest quality treatment available.

Long-Term Benefits of Detox

Long-Term Benefits of Prescription Drug Detoxification

Continuing to misuse prescription drugs can lead to a fatal outcome if care is not sought. However, if a person engages in treatment that includes detoxification services, he or she is more likely to live a long, healthy, and sober life. Unlike when someone attempts to stop using prescription medication on his or her own, detox enables an individual to remain on the path to recovery with a significantly reduced risk of relapse. As previously mentioned, withdrawal symptoms can compromise a person’s efforts to break free from his or her addiction. Though when in a program that offers detox, an individual is more likely to get through withdrawal and move on to the next phase of care with little to no disruption.

In terms of the long-term advantages of receiving detox, a person’s initial jumpstart in the recovery process can ultimately set the stage for long-lasting sobriety. Once detox is received, an individual is better able to understand what led to the development of his or her addiction. When this occurs, a person is more equipped to prepare for a future that is drug-free since he or she was able to focus on honing the skills and developing the confidence needed to resists the urge to resume the use of prescription medications or other substances.

If you or someone you care about would like to learn more about detox, its benefits, and the other methods of care we have to offer here at Wilmington Treatment Center, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. Our detox center is here to help you reach and exceed your recovery goals.

Wilmington is an amazing place to receive treatment and go through recovery from this deadly disease of addiction. Honestly, I would probably still be addicted to pills if I'd done anything differently.

– Megan C.
We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality behavioral health and addiction treatment.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • Tricare
  • The Jason Foundation