David Lawrence Center provides adults 18 years and older who are suffering from the acute symptoms of substance withdrawal with inpatient medical detoxification services through our Acute Care Services Department. The Center's Detoxification Program is a recovery-focused, medically-supervised service that is also co-occurring capable. The 12-bed Detoxification Unit is staffed by a treatment team comprised of physicians, nurses, clinicians and technicians. The program is for individuals who voluntarily seek treatment and the average length of stay is five to seven days.
The staff really took good care of me and made me feel like someone cared. Getting sober and getting my life back has been a wonderful experience.
Detoxification treatment services include:
- Medically Supervised Detoxification
- Suboxone® Opioid Detox Protocol
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Discharge Planning
- Referrals for Sober Support Systems
- Aftercare Services
David Lawrence Center's Adult Detoxification program now offers an inpatient Suboxone® Detox Protocol to better serve the Collier County community and facilitate helping clients and families deal with the growing opiate dependency problem. Suboxone® is an innovate treatment for opioid dependence which includes addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin.
Prescriptions for Suboxone® are NOT provided to clients. Suboxone® can only be administered by approved and designated medical staff while in the inpatient setting and as prescribed via the physician approved protocol.
Suboxone Admissions Criteria
The Suboxone® (buprenorphine HCl/naloxone HCI dihydrate) eight day tapered protocol is based on specific medical criteria and approval for admission must be provided by a David Lawrence Center Physician certified in the use of Suboxoneฎ. Not all clients will meet the specific criteria as there are certain medically necessary requirements and contraindications that may apply.
Individuals who do not qualify for the Suboxone Protocol services may instead be offered an alternate protocol, at the discretion of the admitting, certified physician.
- Does the patient have a diagnosis of opioid dependence?
- Are there current signs of intoxication or withdrawal? Is there a risk for severe withdrawal?
- Is the patient interested in buprenorphine treatment?
- Does the patient understand the risks and benefits of buprenorphine treatment?
- Can the patient be expected to adhere to the treatment plan?
- Is the patient willing and able to follow safety procedures?
- Does the patient agree to treatment after a review of the options?
- Can the needed resources for the patient be provided (either on or offsite)?
- Is the patient psychiatrically stable?
- Is the patient actively suicidal or homicidal; has he or she recently attempted suicide or homicide?
- Does the patient exhibit emotional, behavioral, or cognitive conditions that complicate treatment?
- Is the patient pregnant?
- Is the patient currently dependent on or abusing alcohol?
- Is the patient currently dependent on benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or other sedative-hypnotics?
- What is the patient's risk for continued use or continued problems?
- Does the patient have a history of multiple previous treatments or relapses, or is the patient at high risk for relapse to opioid use? Is the patient using other drugs?
- Has the patient had prior adverse reactions to buprenorphine?
- Is the patient taking other medications that may interact with buprenorphine?
- Does the patient have medical problems that are contraindications to buprenorphine treatment?
- Are there physical illnesses that complicate treatment?
- What kind of recovery environment does the patient have?
- Are the patient's psychosocial circumstances sufficiently stable and supportive?
- What is the patient's level of motivation?
- What stage of change characterizes this patient?