Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at The Camp Recovery Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at The Camp Recovery Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Alcohol Poisoning & Overdose

The Risks

Alcohol Abuse and Overdose: The Risks

While drinking beer, wine, or spirits is a socially acceptable practice for those in the United States over the age of 21, there are those who drink so often and to such an extent that it becomes problematic. Generally speaking, the abuse of any substance, regardless if it is illicit like heroin or licit like alcohol, can render a number of negative consequences in a person’s life. Familial discord, poor performance at work, financial struggles, and mounting health concerns due to the abuse of substances is quite commonplace when a person overconsumes them, and the abuse of alcohol is no exception.

Alcohol abuse has the ability to impact every facet of a person’s existence, and several health complications can emerge in response to this form of substance abuse. Among such complications is the ever-present risk of overdose that looms when an individual drinks excessively. Also known as alcohol poisoning, an overdose on alcohol occurs when a person drinks beer, wine, and/or spirits to such a degree that his or her body is unable to metabolize it safely. In most instances, an individual’s body will attempt to remove the excess alcohol via vomiting, however, this physiological response may not be enough to preserve the wellbeing of the person. Additionally, if a person ingests other substances at the same time as alcohol and experiences an overdose, the resulting effects could be deadly.

For the above reasons and more, it is important for a person who is experiencing alcohol poisoning to receive immediate medical attention in order to avoid a potentially fatal outcome.

Signs

The Signs of Alcohol Overdose

When a person displays the signs of alcohol overdose, he or she is certainly in need of medical care. Regardless if he or she consumed beer, wine, and/or spirits or consumed alcohol at the same time as other substances, medical attention needs to be sought so as to reduce the imminent risks involved.

If you notice that you or someone else is displaying the following signs of alcohol overdose, it is wise to contact 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room as quickly as possible:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Shallow or slowed breathing
  • Loss of skin tone
  • Confusion
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature)
  • Vomiting
  • Incoherent speech

What To Do

What to Do if a Person is Showing Signs of Overdose

Those who notice another person displaying the signs of alcohol overdose can play a life-saving role in the life of the individual in such a circumstance. The aforementioned signs of overdose should be treated seriously and medical attention should be sought quickly. Even if there is doubt as to whether or not an overdose is occurring, it is best to err on the side of caution and to let medical personnel determine the most appropriate course of action in the moment.

If you are someone who contacts emergency personnel on behalf of a friend or loved one, you can be of help to the first responders who are providing that person with care. By offering the following information (if you have it), you can help better direct the paramedics to the type of interventions they are needing to use:

  • Any health concerns that he or she is suffering from
  • The duration of the person’s drinking
  • The amount of alcohol that was consumed
  • Any other substances that may have been ingested
  • The signs of overdose that were apparent that caused you to contact 9-1-1

If you are able to provide the above information, you can help the responding medical personnel in an invaluable way. However, if you do not have this information readily available, keep in mind that these professionals are well-trained, know how to assess someone who is experiencing a medical emergency, and can offer up effective care without the above information.

Experiencing an overdose due to the overconsumption of alcohol can most certainly be a one-time occurrence for a person. However, if this type of medical emergency happens more often, it is likely that that an individual is grappling with an alcohol abuse problem. When this is the case, treatment is most certainly warranted so that the person can overcome this addiction and prevent overdoses in the future.

Understanding that an addiction to alcohol can oftentimes be exceedingly difficult to overcome without professional help, The Camp Recovery Center is pleased to offer the life-changing care that is required to help people defeat this perilous form of chemical dependency. By incorporating proven effective interventions and an unparalleled dedication to delivering superior treatment, The Camp is where true recovery can be achieved.

If you or an important person in your life would like to learn more about how The Camp can change your or your loved one’s life via its world class treatment for alcohol abuse, do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience.

I was a functioning alcoholic, but the effects my addiciton had on my family we're starting to be too much. The Camp welcomed me and was like no other place I have been to. The staff and therapists actually cared and it made all the difference with my treatment.

– Dennis F.
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  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • The Jason Foundation