Northridge Detox Center
Client sits with staff to complete needed intake documentation.
Clients are provided with nutrients (water, sports drinks, snacks, etc.)
Client is taken to the medication room for medical assessments (vitals, drug testing, breathalyzer, medication audit of current prescribed medications, etc.)
Meals are usually saved for clients coming in after hours.
This process is usually completed within a 45 minute to 1 hour period.
The goal is to stabilize medically, and begin building a foundation of recovery that will transition into their next step. This includes various assessments, treatment planning, group/individual sessions with an addiction counselor. Also, alternative groups conducted by refined facilitators (breathework, process groups, yoga/mindfulness, etc.). One-on-one meetings with a case manager who would assist in employment needs (FMLA, MLOA, STD, etc.) and the development of an aftercare plan with suitable referrals. 24/7 monitoring and interventions by technicians and medical assistants, with the oversight of nurse, program director, and medical director. Nutritionally balanced meals and snacks provided by a professional chef. Consistently cleaning is provided by staff and housekeepers.
Nurses provide complete oversight of the medication room, including: vitals, medication self-administration, intake/discharge, medication orders, urinalysis, labwork, crisis management, HIPAA/confidentiality, etc. Dispensing of medications ranges in the needs of the client, but there is a private medication room where medications are kept secure and clients are able to be assessed while maintaining confidentiality. Clients are able to communicate needs to staff at any time and oversight is provided 24/7 to determine what adjustments are needed. Dietary restrictions/allergies are communicated to medical staff and chefs prior to intake in order to provide proper nutrition. Chef is always approachable for taking requests. Vitals are usually taken between 5-6 times depending upon the needs of the client and needs for increased monitoring.