Our Home Detox Team Consists of Addiction Specialists Including Physicians, Nurses, and Sober Companions
The detox team knows how alcoholism, addiction, and recovery feel.
Detox Team Members
EHD collaborates with the client’s physician and/or accesses an expert physician (ASAM accreditation) in the community where the client lives. We have working relationships with physicians throughout the United States and are used to accessing physicians quickly to accommodate immediate care.
It is extremely important that a physician is involved with any medical drug and alcohol detox treatment. He or she is the clinical leader of the detox team. A physician is required to prescribe medical detox medications, comfort medications, and medications that help prevent relapse from addiction.
A physician or qualified nurse practitioner is highly recommended as an ongoing member of the treatment team that will assist the client to remain sober. EHD recommends the access of a concierge physician when a client does not already have a primary physician.
A nurse is on site with the client from the beginning to the end of the medical detox. One qualified and expert nurse stays with the client in the client’s home to provide the safest and most comfortable detox possible. The founder of EHD is often the nurse caring for the client. In addition, EHD has nurse associates available as members of the detox team to assist in a home detox when necessary.
Mr. Carrick has managed drug and alcohol addiction treatment for thousands of individuals. <a href=”http://www.executiveexecutivehomedetox.com/about-home-detox-nurse/”>Mr. Carrick</a> is often the <em>administrative</em> team leader of the detox team. He is now in his 30th year of recovery from alcohol and substance use and benefits from the support of his son and wife of thirty-one years.
Mr. Carrick and all detox team members pride themselves on competent, private, and confidential treatment.
EHD collaborates with the current therapist or attempts to locate and set up a qualified addictions specialist for the client prior to discharge. The specialist is often qualified through education and certifications. Examples of qualified addictions specialists include psychologists (Phd’s, M.Ed’s), social workers (LiCSW’s), licensed alcohol and drug counselors (LADC’s), and others.
We will screen, upon request, potential addiction specialists to ensure a “good fit” for the client. We often accompany the client to the first therapy appointment to promote continuity of care.
EHD utilizes sober companions and sober coaches as support when appropriate. Sober companions may be utilized during the medical detox as added support or may be utilized on a short- or long-term basis post-detox to assure sobriety. EHD has a small core group of trusted and vetted therapeutic companions and a healthy working relationship with the following providers:
Self Help Groups
Although EHD has an established a 15 Step Home Detox Program
, our main goal is to individualize treatment and work with the client’s strengths and interests. If the client is open to self help groups, we encourage their use and will accompany clients to pursue them.
EHD acknowledges the value of self help groups for many people looking for support in their recovery. Examples of self help groups are: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al Anon, and Smart Recovery.