Are Drug Treatment Programs Open During Coronavirus Outbreak?
Our treatment facility has dedicated to keep our doors open and to help addicts and alcoholics find freedom from their addiction during the Coronavirus pandemic. We have taken significant steps to continue providing professional drug and alcohol treatment for individuals who struggle with addiction and alcoholism while actively responding to the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We are committed to helping prevent the spread of the virus as well as to assist the public generally to slow down the pandemic. Our attention to health and safety standards recommended and required by the CDC are in effect. At the same time, our commitment to helping addicts and alcoholics get treatment for their addictions continues.
Since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, multiple states have issued a shelter in place order, which requires non-essential businesses to temporarily close. Since addiction and alcoholism are considered medical diseases, substance abuse treatment centers are considered an essential type of business and are allowed to remain open. Evoke Florida has put into action all relevant federal and state COVID-19 compliant health and safety measures to ensure that all clients remain healthy. Our professional staff of medical doctors, psychiatrists, addiction counselors, and therapists are each adhering too all required and suggested precautions as instructed by the CDC.
You Can Still Get Treatment During the Coronavirus Outbreak
The answer to whether or not drug treatment programs can remain open is YES when it comes to our specific facility, but others may have taken a different approach. The recommendations that Evoke Florida is following places direct emphasis on increasing cleaning of our center and regular health assessment of current clients for symptoms, as well as extra health screening for new clients. Our staff is dedicated to helping addicts, and alcoholics remain safe during this crisis. The following recommendations are being followed by all staff members as well as current clients at our addiction treatment center:
- Washing hands often including before and after meals, using the bathroom, coughing, sneezing, and providing care to a patient
- Following proper handwashing procedures which includes making sure that each person uses soap and scrubs their hands for at least 20 seconds (happy birthday song twice).
- Making hand sanitizer available throughout the center
- Covering the nose mouth when sneezing or coughing
- Avoiding touching the face, eyes, and nose
- Increased cleaning of the facility numerous times per day and frequently cleaning commonly used surfaces such as tables, doorknobs or handles, keyboards, remote controls, touched surfaces workstations and countertops
This crisis does not prevent anyone from getting the help they deserve to end their battle with addiction and or alcoholism. The programs that we offer are structured to avoid anyone from getting sick. With our attention to the prevention of spreading the virus further, our clients can get the help that they need. The programs that we offer for addiction and alcoholism utilize evidence-based forms of therapy that are proven to help people recover from addiction and alcoholism.
Our Doors are OPEN to Help With Addiction Issues
Evoke Florida recognizes that many addicts and alcoholics may feel especially afraid of going to a treatment program during the coronavirus pandemic. Having that type of fear is valid, and we have professional staff members who are available to help provide you or a loved one assurance that they will be safe. The types of programs that we offer for the treatment of addiction to heroin, fentanyl, prescription pain killers, benzodiazepines, cocaine, methamphetamine, and alcohol are available in several treatment formats.
Currently, Evoke Florida has beds available for men, women, and young adults. To learn about our inpatient, intensive outpatient or outpatient program and sober living, please connect with one of our addiction treatment specialists. Our specialists will conduct a phone screening to help determine which program is best for you or your loved one. Once they have decided which program is best, they will begin the admission process immediately.
The coronavirus pandemic is a tragedy, but as tragic is when an addict or alcoholic does not get the help they need to recover from their disease. Evoke Florida will help end the pandemic as well as continuing to give addicts and alcoholics a new life in recovery.