Drug and Alcohol Use and the Body
Mental and physical health are deeply intertwined. Drug and alcohol use profoundly affects a woman’s body, and oftentimes their thresholds for alcohol and rugs are different than that of a man. Effective treatment plans must take each woman’s individual health challenges into account. Our team brings medical history into the forefront as we tailor our specific recommendations based on comprehensive assessments and evaluations.
Key Components of Comprehensive Medical Services at Hannah’s House
- Thorough physical evaluations
- Top-tier care for populations that other facilities cannot support
- A licensed medical team with years of addiction medicine experience
- Psychiatric practitioners who understand the challenges women face
- Medication management
- Education about long-term health and self-care
- Treatment of chronic pain with non-narcotic medications and therapies
- Personalized continuing care plans that include medical recommendations
State-of-the-Art Medical Detox
Detox is the process during which a patient moves through withdrawal toward normalized, healthy brain and body function. Brain changes in women who use drugs can differ from the changes noted in men. Medical detox at Hannah’s House is overseen by a licensed medical team who provides compassionate oversight as all traces of alcohol or drugs leave the body. We help each woman in our care be as comfortable as possible while protecting her from health complications during withdrawal. The professionals at Hannah’s House utilizes safe medications, careful nutritional planning, and alternative interventions to keep symptoms under control. Our 24/7 nursing team provides round-the-clock monitoring.
Common conditions that we treat include:
- Neurological problems
- Liver disease, including hepatitis and cirrhosis
- Cardiovascular problems
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- HIV/AIDS related to intravenous drug use
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Bladder disorders
The superior medical care offered at Hannah’s House contributes to our reputation as a trailblazer in the treatment of the disease of addiction. We offer medically-managed detox as well as ongoing medical care for co-morbid physical conditions, including those unique to women. Our on-staff medical team of nurses, medical practitioners and psychiatric practitioners—with direct oversight provided by our Chief Medical Director and Chief of Psychiatric Services—provide the highest quality of care.
Integrated Treatment with Caring Providers
Responsible Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction
Suboxone for Acute Withdrawal Symptoms
Over a decade ago, the FDA approved the use of an opioid-naloxone combination (buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone) for the treatment of opioid use disorders in the United States. Suboxone can suppress a person’s desire for opioids by providing a partial block on the brain’s opioid receptors. It also partially stimulates the receptors and helps relieve the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that can lead to relapse. This medication is offered to all our opioid-addicted patients during the detox and withdrawal process.
Vivitrol for Recovery Support
Vivitrol is an extended-release, non-narcotic version of the daily oral medication naltrexone. Administered via a monthly injection, Vivitrol is an opiate blocker that prevents the drug from connecting with receptors in the brain. Vivitrol combats the obsession to use opioids and decreases the potential for a person to experience an opioid high if they do relapse. When used in tandem with other clinical and spiritual therapies, this medication can be an effective, non-addictive medical support during the stages of early recovery.
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4405 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597
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