UT Health Henderson is offering StepOne Service, an inpatient, hospital-based three- to five-day acute withdrawal management service available to adults requiring medical management of withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and/or opioids.

“Across the nation, addiction/substance use disorder impacts millions of people and their families. The good news is there is hope — addiction can be successfully treated,” said Mark Leitner, CEO of UT Health Henderson. “UT Health Henderson is dedicated to helping people in our community deal with issues that impact their health and wellness. This new service is just one more avenue where we can provide assistance.”

Around-the-clock medical care is provided by the hospital’s designated doctor and existing nurses who are oriented and trained during implementation of the service.

This clinical team monitors each patient, while using protocol-specific medications in order to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms to decrease the dangers of withdrawal throughout this first step of the individual’s treatment process.

The StepOne Service staff continues discussions with the patient throughout the inpatient stay to develop an individualized discharge plan that includes appropriate referrals to the next level of care. StepOne Service is provided through a partnership with Evergreen Healthcare Partners LLC. For more information, call the local StepOne Service staff at 903-655-5654.

This service is covered by Medicaid, Medicare and most insurance plans.

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