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 Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center 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 Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center.

  • 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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Painkiller Detox Center Serving Belton, TX

Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with prescription painkiller addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in Belton, Texas, Cedar Crest Hospital will help you smoothly transition from detoxification to our rehab center.

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Learn more about detoxification from painkillers

For those individuals who need to achieve relief from physical pain, prescription painkillers can be a life-saving option when their everyday functioning is impacted by the pain that is caused by medical conditions, after surgery, or when an injury occurs. These medications, which are opioids, are prescribed by a physician, and are often provided along with a warning that they are habit-forming substances if they are consumed outside of the recommendations of said physician. When someone does not follow these recommendations, a number of negative effects can occur.

In addition to people who consumer prescription painkillers under medical supervision, there are also those who consume prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons. Most often done in an effort to develop a high that includes feelings of relaxation, euphoria, and detachment from one’s surroundings, abusing one or more prescription painkillers can bring about a series of consequences that are experienced by those who take the drugs outside of recommended guidelines. When the abuse of prescription painkillers begins developing into a continual problem and there is no medical need for it, an addiction can occur, and treatment might be needed in an effort to put a complete halt to this substance abuse.

When treatment is obtained to end a prescription painkiller addiction, an individual should consider participating in a program that includes detoxification, which is more commonly known as detox. This treatment approach can help the individual clear the toxic substances from his or her body so that the pain of withdrawal that he or she might otherwise experience will be minimized and other areas of recovery can be focused on.

What Happens During Withdrawal

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When someone first begins abusing prescription painkillers, he or she does not do so planning on developing an addiction to them. Therefore, when he or she tries to either limit his or her use or stop entirely after using for a long period of time, the withdrawal symptoms experienced can be extremely painful.

Since prescription painkillers can cause individuals to develop a tolerance to them, which then forces them to consume more of the substance to obtain desired effects, withdrawal is likely to occur when abuse ends. A process including symptoms of restlessness, irritability, strong cravings, and bone pain, withdrawal can make achieving sobriety nearly impossible to do on one’s own.

However, by receiving the appropriate treatment that includes detox, an individual can obtain relief from withdrawal and start to develop the skill set required to live in recovery.

Why Consider Detox

Why consider detox from painkillers at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center in Belton, TX

Every individual who comes to Cedar Crest for treatment is assessed to determine if detox is necessary to kick start his or her recovery. When indicated, detox will be included as the very first step in the patient’s care, and each patient will be made to be as comfortable as possible throughout his or her withdrawal. An experienced, trained team of medical experts will work to ensure the health and wellbeing of each and every patient at this time.

Once detox is completed, a patient who was previously stuck within the dangerous pattern of prescription painkiller abuse will be able to experience relief from withdrawal symptoms, develop a clear mindset, and be well enough to engage in other areas of their recovery at our center.

Benefits of Detox

Learn more about the benefits of detox from painkillers

If an individual who is addicted to prescription painkillers does not get help for his or her addiction, he or she is likely to continue to abuse these substances. In addition, if an individual does obtain treatment but forgoes detox when it is necessary, he or she runs the risk of relapsing. Therefore, it is critical that someone addicted to prescription painkillers obtains detox, as well as other kinds of therapeutic treatment, to end the possibly fatal cycle of chemical dependency once and for all.

Not only will an individual’s symptoms of withdrawal be alleviated, but he or she will be able to place all of his or her focus on getting sober and staying in recovery. Since a prescription painkiller addiction can cause an individual to put his or her drug use above all else within his or her life, detox can help him or her start establishing the clarity of mind needed to alter his or her priorities so they support his or her recovery in the future.

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For more information about medical detox from painkillers at Cedar Crest Hospital

At Cedar Crest, we know what it takes to defeat a prescription painkiller addiction, and we are more than obliged to offer the treatment, guidance, and support individuals need when it comes time for them to reclaim their lives. If you or someone you care for is ready to overcome a chemical dependency, we ask that you reach out to us right now to learn more about the programming and services we can provide.

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After getting prescribed painkillers after a surgery, I kept on abusing them even though the physical pain was gone. It was only through the comprehensive treatment programs at Cedar Crest was I able to find lasting recovery.

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