When the patient arrives at the treatment facility, he or she will go through
an intake process. The patient can expect to receive a comprehensive physical
exam to assess any emergent and non-emergent health issues. Additionally,
the doctor will carefully review the patient’s personal medical
history and evaluate his or her drug use.
After the patient has been admitted to the residential treatment facility,
he or she will be settled into a private room. Every effort is made to
support the patient’s comfort throughout the detoxification process;
however, the patient’s room also features sophisticated medical
monitoring equipment. While the patient is going through drug withdrawal,
medical staff is always available to respond to the patient’s medical needs.
Patients do not begin intensive therapy programs until after the detoxification
process is complete. However, it’s certainly not uncommon for psychological
issues to arise during the detox. Withdrawal symptoms can often include
anxiety, depression, and other emotions that can be difficult to cope
with. Because of this, patients may have access to an on-site psychologist
during this time.
Once the drugs or alcohol are out of the patient’s body, he or she
can begin to focus on the process of addiction recovery. An addiction
specialist will work closely with the patient to identify his or her unique
needs and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
Retreat at Lancaster County is a luxurious residential treatment facility
that welcomes patients who are battling drug and alcohol addictions. We
provide inpatient detoxification, in addition to our drug rehabilitation
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Our
Admissions department is open 24/7 and can be reached anytime at (717) 859-8000.