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SalusCare expands detox services to reflect the needs of the community

SalusCare has expanded its detoxification services to provide an individualized and supportive approach for those addicted to methamphetamines, kratom, molly, ecstasy and cocaine along with its existing detox treatments for benzodiazepines, opioids and alcohol. The list of substances for detoxification treatment at SalusCare has expanded to meet treatments needed in the community and incorporates American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) protocols.

“We found there were many folks who may need a detox level of care that were using other substances,” said Jessica Plazewski, SalusCare vice president and chief operating officer. “Because of this need, we worked to implement a medical protocol to treat these substances we are seeing as a rising problem in the community.”

Kratom is a legal herbal substance that can produce opioid and stimulant side effects, whose use is on the rise because it is easy to get. When combined with alcohol or other drugs, dangerous side effects can occur. Molly and ecstasy are different forms of the same psychoactive drug that is often combined with other drugs and known as the “club drug.” Methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system, is a powder that is easily dissolved in water or alcohol. Cocaine is a euphoria-producing simulant drug. Withdrawing from many of these substances is intense, and a medical detox program is the safest way to treat symptoms and remove drugs from the body as steps to substance use disorder treatment.

The SalusCare detox program supports patients with medical care, monitoring patients’ vitals and tailoring treatment plans as withdrawal symptoms improve. Following detox, patients can enter outpatient and residential programs and services to learn how to maintain sobriety.

Detoxification services are offered in an in-patient, 20-bed facility under the direction of a physician for people 18 years old and older living in Lee, Glades and Hendry counties. Duration of care ranges from three to eight days depending on withdrawal symptoms.

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