WellStep Announces New Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Program

WellStep, an office-based treatment program located in suburban Atlanta announces its new outpatient alcohol treatment program allowing patients to safely discontinue moderate to heavy alcohol use without hospitalization.
 
Aug. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- WellStep, an office based alcohol treatment program located in suburban Atlanta, Georgia (http://www.WellStep.com) is pleased to announce its new one week outpatient alcohol detox program designed to help patients safely and comfortably stop drinking without having to be admitted to a hospital.

Up to 70% of individuals presenting for alcohol detoxification have significant symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

In WellStep Atlanta's outpatient program, patients initially undergo a medical evaluation that includes a history, physical and lab work.

If found appropriate to participate in outatient detox, patients are given instructions on when to totally stop drinking and are scheduled to return to the clinic, when they will receive medication to reduce withdrawal symptoms and to prevent complications of alcohol detoxification such as seizures and delirium tremens (DT’s). This medication typically includes either carbamazepine (Tegretol) or benzodiazepines such as chlordiazepoxide (Librium).            

Patients must have a responsible adult at home with them to administer medication, for transportation, and for general monitoring.
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Source:Mark Banov, MD
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Tags:Alcohol Treatment, Alcohol Detox, Alcoholism, WellStep, Atlanta, Outpatient
Industry:Medical
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