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Break the Cycle of Addiction

Medically-Supervised Withdrawal Management

All across the country, there are countless news stories about how chemical dependency, most notably opioid addiction, is tearing families apart and ruining lives. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, let us help be the first step on the road to recovery.

Dallas Medical Center has partnered with New Vision to open a new inpatient medical stabilization service. The process begins with a medically-supervised hospital stay, which typically lasts three days. The patient undergoes a physical exam, completes a medical history interview, and has a complete lab workup; a licensed physician determines if inpatient care is needed. After being admitted, the patient is medically treated as they go through withdrawal to manage their symptoms safely, while being monitored by doctors and nurses.

After the patient is medically stable, New Vision staff work with each patient to create a discharge plan to place them into an appropriate treatment program in the community

Admission Criteria

In order to participate in the New Vision program at Dallas Medical Center, each patient must:

  • Be in acute withdrawal from alcohol, opiates (e.g. Heroine, OxyContin, Percocet), or benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Valium);
  • Be over the age of 18 and wish to enter the program voluntarily;
  • Be on an insurance plan accepted by Dallas Medical Center;
  • Be psychologically stable.

Medical Stabilization vs Detoxification

This new service line will provide medical stabilization, which is managing the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Detoxification is a much longer process than the average three-day medical stabilization stay, and encompasses all of the physiological and psychological aspects of addiction. We are able to medically stabilize a patient by alleviating the most intense symptoms of withdrawal that often present as an obstacle to treatment once a person has made the decision to seek help.

For more information on the program, or to make an appointment for a conslutation, please call 972-888-4060.