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 Heroin Addiction Detox Center

North Tampa Behavioral Health is a leading detox center for individuals struggling with heroin 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 Heroin Addiction

The all-consuming high that heroin produces can make it an enticing substance to abuse. This drug can be the source of an overpowering addiction that can be an uphill battle to defeat. The intensity of heroin addiction can make it extremely difficult to overcome this program without getting professional help.

If you have become addicted to heroin, then you’re probably aware of the potent nature of this opiate. At the same time, you may also be familiar with the discomfort that can ensue when withdrawal sets in when you’re either not able to abuse this drug or when you try to end your abuse of it. Since heroin is a substance that you can become tolerant to, you likely have needed more and more of this illicit substance in order to achieve the high you desire. Also, the longer that you’ve abused heroin, the greater the probability that you need this substance in order to get through your day without suffering from the symptoms of heroin withdrawal.

If this sounds like your experience, then you are probably dependent on heroin and are in need of professional heroin rehab services to overcome your addiction once and for all.

However, if you’re researching treatment centers to find one that can help you leave this issue in the past, you must know that not all forms of care are effective. Some services only address the physical side of addiction, while others only treat the psychological factors that may have contributed to the development of your heroin abuse problem. What will help you most at this crossroads in your life is a program that includes both of these elements in combination.

To be more specific, a program that offers therapeutic supports and detoxification services can be the key to the sober future you deserve.


Benefits of Detox

Detoxification services, or detox, are an invaluable and necessary type of treatment that can help you break free from the powerful grips of a heroin addiction. Within this form of care, you stand to gain many advantages that can further your recovery process, as it provides you with the following life-changing benefits:

Detox is a medically-supported process that can allow you to:

  • Have heroin and other substances of abuse cleared from your system
  • Heal from the effects of heroin abuse
  • Begin improving your health
  • Develop the clear mindset needed to fully focus on the other aspects of your recovery
  • Avoid relapse since heroin and other drugs are not permitted onsite
  • Evade overdose since you won’t be able to abuse heroin

Furthermore, detox gives you access to highly trained medical staff who can do the following:

  • Monitor the status of your health for the duration of your time in detox
  • Intervene should you experience health complications due to your past abuse of heroin
  • Help alleviate your discomfort during the withdrawal process
  • Offer you unwavering emotional support as you make headway towards becoming sober

Finally, when you partake in a program that offers detox, you’ll be able to transition to the therapeutic portion of your care without delay. With this benefit, you’ll be able to remain focused on your treatment goals and delve into the reasons why you abused and continued to abuse heroin in the first place.

Delaying effective treatment for a heroin addiction can leave you vulnerable to a whole host of consequences that could prove fatal in the end. Additionally, if you engage in rehab services within a treatment center that doesn’t afford you with detox, your chances of relapsing remain high, and the possibility of overdose stays with you. Detox, in sum, can be the foundation for a successful recovery experience, and it’s only with this kind of care that you can enjoy the improved health and freedom from heroin dependence that can set the stage for long-term sobriety.

When you choose to come to North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital in Wesley Chapel, Florida, you are making a decision that can save your life. Our dedicated staff of medical, mental health, and addiction experts are all uniquely prepared to guide you towards the heroin-free life that you seek, and our time-tested and research-backed interventions can offer you the techniques and skills required to avoid relapse. So, if you’re wanting to begin a program that can truly help you wage a war against a heroin addiction and win, look no further than this Wesley Chapel rehab center.

At North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, we can give you your life back, and provide you with resources, support, and encouragement required to leave the abuse of heroin in the past once and for all.

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