The Facility Detoxification Program is designed to serve adult males and females with drug and alcohol related problems. The program is aimed at persons who are in need of a social model detox from alcohol and drugs in a supportive environment in order to achieve sobriety.
The length of detoxification is dependent on the individual’s detox needs and what is deemed necessary by the client’s independent physician and Detox Staff. After an initial stabilization period, Clients will be transitioned to our Residential Treatment Program and encouraged to fully participate in our thirty-day social model recovery program.
Detoxification services include intensive monitoring, client input and regular distribution for self-administration of detoxification medications, by trained staff persons and as prescribed by the client’s physician.
The detoxification program will operate seven days a week, twenty- four hours a day. An alcohol and drug free environment will be maintained at all times.
Staffing of the detoxification programs consists of a Head Detox Specialist and Detox Specialists who are trained to identify and address social model detoxification monitoring of a client who is experiencing detoxification and the signs and symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs including emergency procedures.
At all times there shall be present on-site of the detoxification program, a staff member who is trained in CPR and First Aid.
Detoxification staff members are specifically trained in the following areas of observation: Evaluation; detoxification symptoms and protocols, crisis procedures; proper documentation; and, referral services. Only qualified and trained staff will monitor and/or supervise individuals receiving detoxification treatment services and at no time, under any circumstances is a client allowed to fulfill these requirements or any other duties required of paid/volunteer staff. Clients shall never be used to fulfill any regulatory requirement for job duties.
At least one staff member is specifically assigned to the observation of detoxification clients at all times during a client’s initial twelve hours of undergoing detoxification services. The assigned staff physically checks each client for breathing by a face-to-face physical observation at least once every 30 minutes. Client monitoring includes the physical checking of client’s vital signs: Breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and state of orientation.
Close observation will continue beyond the initial twelve hours for as long as the withdrawal symptoms warrant. Documentation of all staff observations and physical checks are recorded in a systematic manner in the client’s file (Detox Monitoring Log). If, after the initial twelve hours, or any other time it is determined that client requires more specialized care, the client’s documented medical physician is notified immediately to ensure that the client is safe or may need more services than BeWell Recovery Sherman Oaks can provide; a referral to an acute hospital is made to provide more specialized care to help with the withdrawal symptoms. Every referral is documented in the client’s file. If during the course of recovery or treatment services, the client is assessed and determined to be in need of additional services, BeWell Recovery Sherman Oaks will provide the client with a referral to the appropriate services.
BeWell Recovery Sherman Oaks maintains and makes available to clients a current list of resources within the community that offers additional services that are not provided within the program. Program policies and procedures identify the conditions under which referrals are made. For each client for whom a referral is made, an entry is made in the client’s file, documenting the procedure for making the referral, and following-up with the referral and the agency to which the referral was made.