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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital 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 North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • 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.

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Tampa’s Best Alcohol Addiction Detox Center

North Tampa Behavioral Health is a leading detox center for individuals struggling with alcohol abuse. Located in Wesley Chapel, the expert staff at North Tampa provides lasting recovery through holistic care and comprehensive programming.

Importance of Detox

The Importance of Detox for Alcohol Addiction

Struggling with alcoholism is a challenging issue to face because this sort of addiction can be complex and difficult to overcome alone. When beer, wine, and/or spirits are consumed on a regular basis and in increasing amounts, a person’s body can become tolerant of alcohol, and eventually need it in order to function. Should tolerance develop, it’s also likely that an individual has become physically dependent on alcohol and requires it in order to keep symptoms of withdrawal at bay.

If you’ve developed an addiction to alcohol and are wondering if there is an end in sight in terms of when you’ll be able to overcome this sort chemical dependency problem, it’s important to know that the time to work towards becoming sober can be now. Given the fact that defeating an alcohol use disorder, the clinical name for alcohol addiction, can be especially difficult to do without help, specialized services have been created that are effective at assisting people like you in winning the war against alcoholism. However, as you learn about the rehab services available to you, it’s crucial that you carefully consider the types of treatment that are truly effective and can give you the results you seek.

Among the programs that can guide you towards the sober life you deserve, none are more successful than those that offer detoxification services. Also commonly known as detox, this sort of service rids your body of alcohol and other harmful drugs, and can help you endure alcohol withdrawal safely. Therefore, as you become more familiar with alcohol abuse treatment, make sure that you think about participating in services that offer detox as the first phase of your care.


Benefits of Detox

When you begin a program that provides detox services, you can rest assured that you’ll have the support and interventions needed to get through alcohol withdrawal in the safest manner possible. Alcohol withdrawal is known to be exceptionally uncomfortable, sometimes painful, and even life-threatening in some cases. Therefore, when you receive detox, you can avoid the harmful effects of alcohol withdrawal, and benefit in the following additional ways:

  • If the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal become too difficult for you to bear, qualified and trained medical staff can provide you with certain medications that can alleviate your strife.
  • Since the abuse of alcohol and other drugs isn’t permitted onsite within centers that offer detox, you’ll be able to avoid relapse and make progress in your recovery.
  • Your health and wellbeing will be closely monitored for the duration of your time in detox, which will help to preserve your good health as you work your way towards participating in the other methods of care available to you.
  • You’ll have 24/7 support from caring staff members who make it their priority to assist you in upholding your recovery goals.
  • Since alcohol will be cleared from your system, and since you’ll no longer be saddled with withdrawal symptoms, you’ll have the clarity of mind needed to work on the therapeutic aspects of your rehab.

Finally, since many centers that offer detox also provide therapeutic supports to complement detox, you’ll be able to seamlessly transition into the next stage of your recovery process with zero lag time. This advantage ensures that you remain focused on living a sober lifestyle that’s free of alcohol abuse.

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North Tampa gave me hope again to live my life without alcohol.

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