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What Happens if I Get COVID While in Treatment for Addiction?

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We are monitoring local, state, and federal guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and our existing infection control policies to ensure the safety of our patients. In addition, the medical staff at our facility follows CDC guidelines for detox & residential treatment facility. As part of our initiative to reduce flu-like symptoms among patients, all Evoke Wellness treatment centers perform additional screenings for incoming patients, such as reviewing travel history and current health status. In participating in a nationwide effort to contain COVID-19, we are proactively taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of all patients, families, and staff. What Happens if I Get COVID While in Treatment for Addiction?

Evoke Wellness in Coconut Creek Responds to COVID-19

Our number one priority will always be keeping our patients and staff healthy. We continue to monitor COVID-19 at Evoke Wellness in Coconut Creek, Florida, and direct our team based on what we learn daily about stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. We advise everyone that if you’re sick, stay at home and seek medical treatment when needed for your safety, as well as the safety of all communities. In addition, in our efforts to fight the addiction epidemic, we closely follow information and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and local public health authorities to plan and implement preventative measures against COVID-19. As a result of our actions, we are confident our patients, families, visitors, and staff will be protected.

Contracting Covid-19 at Rehab

The protocols for stopping the spread of covid-19 require that anyone who tests positive for the virus be kept away from others. During rehab, it is essential to help individuals recover from their addiction and keep them alive. Therefore, most rehab centers will not send a person home if they contract covid while in the care of the treatment center. Each individual will most certainly have different needs for their recovery and health from the virus. + Therefore, what happens to a person at treatment if they acquire the covid-19 virus is dealt with on a case-by-case basis. In general, covid-19 takes priority since rehab is a community. Evoke Wellness in Coconut Creek provides the most detailed cleaning regimen, vaccine protocols, and mask-wearing rules to prevent any patient from getting sick from covid.

What Happens To My Treatment Program?

If you are to catch covid while at our center, we will ensure your safety and health by following all recommendations from the CDC. The health department in Florida and your medical doctor at Evoke will help make all the arrangements for your recovery from covid. Contracting covid does take priority over the care and recovery of an addiction. Still, our business is also to ensure your peace of mind and help you maintain a drug and alcohol-free life. Please call our clinical staff to learn more about handling positive covid tests in the rehab program.

What Do The Experts Say About Covid-19 and Addiction?

The American Society of Addiction Medicine explains how the demographic of an addict increases their risk for contracting the coronavirus. They describe their research in detail.

People with substance use disorders are at higher risk for COVID-19 infections and serious sequelae than the general population. In addition, a higher risk is well-known to occur in populations residing in congregate housing, which can include residential and inpatient levels of care and housing programs serving people with addiction. Insufficient vaccine acceptance may promote additional virus variants and persistent transmission and illness, placing patients with addiction and providers at ongoing risk of infection. Addiction treatment clinicians and programs play key roles in promoting access to and uptake of COVID-19 vaccine. (ASAM)

Evoke Wellness In Coconut Creek Is Providing In-Person Treatment

We provide evidence-based forms of treatment for addiction and alcoholism during the pandemic. We adhere to the guidelines set by the government for how many patients we can have on-site at once and how to keep them safe. Don’t let the pandemic halt your desire to get off drugs and alcohol. We can change your life for the better. Our programs work, and we have the experience and expertise to help you! Call now for immediate placement into our Covid-19 safety-compliant drug and alcohol rehab programs.