UnityPoint Health Intervention & Detoxificaion

Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing help for individuals who may call about a chemical dependency problem. Individuals may call for themselves, a friend, or a family member.

Trained staff will help the individual explore options that are available, give suggestions on intervention, and explain treatment alternatives. If an individual is intoxicated, they will be encouraged to come to Riverside for detoxification. A course of treatment and a rehabilitation plan will be determined after this time.

Individuals may also be referred to Riverside on a crisis basis if a patient comes to the Emergency Room and is highly intoxicated or under the influence.

Detoxification

Detoxification services help a person become alcohol or drug-free and is the process by which individuals are medically monitored for withdrawal and other complications which may occur following cessation of prolonged use of alcohol or drugs. Highly trained medical staff continually evaluate and observe all detox patients to ensure that they are not representing as harmful to themselves or others.

Comprehensive detoxification services include medical and nutrition evaluations and treatment of withdrawal symptoms.

Once an individual is medically stable, the detoxification process focuses on further evaluation of the individual's substance abuse use. Treatment planning is completed prior to discharge so a continuum of care is established.