Briarwood Detox Philosophy
Our mission is to provide clients with the best substance abuse detoxification therapies available.
Nearly 70 percent of people entering addiction treatment have a mental issue and often it's previously undiagnosed. Our goal is to stabilize each client so they are both physically and mentally prepared to participate in the next stage of recovery.
Our substance abuse detox is based on proven addiction treatment methods, including strategies and principles that encourage quality of life. All detox treatment plans are highly individualized based on the specific needs and circumstances of each client.
Our detox facility offers luxury accommodations, chef-prepared meals at any time and a quiet, tranquil location for clients to rest.
Our addiction treatment professionals, counselors, and coordinators have the experience and expertise to help encourage trust and instill the values associated with the addiction recovery process for every client.
Areas of Specialization
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
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ABOUT BRIARWOOD DETOX
In August 2016, Briarwood Detox opened its doors to individuals struggling with addiction. Located in Austin, Texas, the center is one of the only 44 (9 percent) substance abuse treatment facilities in the state to provide inpatient detox and stabilization services for adults.
According to its website, the center treats addictions to most substances, including alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs. Additionally, it is one of the only 65 (5 percent) substance abuse treatment centers in the state with an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). As of 2016, .44 percent of Texas-state residents ages 18 to 25, and .19 percent ages 26 and above had tried heroin in the past year.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the center’s website, all clients first undergo a comprehensive assessment, which includes a physical exam and drug screening. Following this assessment, clients are given an estimate for how long they can expect to remain in treatment. Length of stay varies, but most individuals remain on-site between three and 14 days.
During their stay, clients are prescribed medications to help ease the symptoms of withdrawal. Individual and group counseling are used alongside medication management, and a case manager is assigned to each client to provide individualized guidance and support for involved family members. Once their detox is complete, clients often move on to another residential or outpatient treatment facility.
According to its website, the center employs a 24-hour staff that includes addiction treatment professionals, counselors, coordinators, and case managers. In the state of Texas, 98 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities have higher education requirements for staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to a local news report, the treatment facility is located on one acre of land and houses up to 15 individuals at a time. Trees and landscaped lawns surround the recently renovated residence, which includes a shaded patio. As many as three clients share one of the center’s bedrooms, all of which are minimally furnished and decorated with vibrant linens and artwork. Clients are provided with meals prepared by an on-site chef.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff.
Secondary sites reveal high levels of satisfaction for this facility, such as Google, where the center has a perfect five out of five stars based on 15 reviews to date. The staff were repeatedly described as "wonderful," "patient," and "personable." Alum W.B., in a representative review, wrote:, "The staff care tremendously about every individual, and come up with a personal plan of action in terms of what steps any person should take for the long road ahead."
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
The sole individual to provide written feedback on the facility's Facebook page, where the center has 4.7 out of five stars based on 14 reviews, graciously noted that the program "Really helped a dear family friend."
Praise from loved ones on Google was also common, many of whom noted that the center not only aids their clients, but provides high levels of family support and healing as well. "Briarwood detox made the transition for my family member very welcoming, comfortable and left us with a peace of mind," J.S. wrote.
According to its website, Briarwood Detox works with many private insurance companies, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna.
Published on May 2018
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