Many Residential Treatment Programs Are Reopening After Adjusting for COVID-19
When COVID-19 first caused society to close down, many people mourned the loss of shopping and dining out. However, a more severe problem concerned those suffering from the disease of addiction: searching for an in-person treatment program. Several residential programs were unsure how to become COVID compliant and still do business as usual with their residents. Due to concerns regarding COVID, many centers that treat addiction to alcohol and drugs shut their doors, leaving many potential patients in limbo.
Addiction often feels like a disease of isolation. People who experience addiction often feel shame and are reticent to discuss what’s going on. The past year of quarantining and social distancing has put an extra burden on them. Difficulty making appointments to seek help has hindered many attempts to enter recovery. Searching for residential programs that remained opened might have been difficult for many, especially if programs also had limited capacity due to social distancing guidelines.
Many Treatment Programs Are Opening Up Again
As the world marks one full year of the pandemic, clearer policies are in place for how to be COVID compliant. A better understanding of the disease and how to implement new cleanliness guidelines has helped many centers. The advent of coronavirus vaccines also helps increase safety. The rollout of available vaccines is expected to continue throughout the year.
Society is now at a point at which many residential programs have reopened. For those in need of treatment for addiction, this is welcome news. If you are looking for help for yourself or someone you love, contact programs that assist with detoxification and other treatment for more information. Questions to ask can include:
- “What is your COVID compliance policy?”
- “Do you implement social distancing?”
- “Are masks required onsite?”
- “Do you require staff and residents to be vaccinated?”
- “What is your policy on leaving the grounds or having visitors?”
Being informed will allow you to make the best choice for receiving valuable treatment for addiction.
Many treatment programs were unsure how to stay open when the pandemic hit. The safety of their residential patients and employees caused many facilities to go on lockdown. Many of them are now reopening and offering much-needed treatment for addiction. The Detox Center of Colorado provides a fully COVID compliant residential detoxification program to our patients. Our small, eight-bed facility and short-term programs keep contact with others to a minimum. Call us today to find out how we can help you or someone you love detox from addictive substances and begin recovery! (303) 952-5035.