Capital Region | Capital Health | Winter 2020

6 Capital Region Medical Center So don’t let it—New Vision at Capital Region Medical Center is here to help Addiction doesn’t define you Addiction can be challenging to understand, especially if you have never experienced it. It’s easy to argue that since the individual made the choice to drink or use a substance, it’s not really a disease—just a result of poor choices. However, addiction is not that simple. While addiction might seem self-inflicted from the outside, the reality is that no one starts drinking or misusing drugs with the intent of becoming an addict. Many factors contribute to addiction, and it can affect people from all walks of life—regardless of age, ethnicity or socio- economic status. Because addiction is a complex disease that, in short, changes the way the brain is wired, it often takes more than just a strong will for an individual to quit using an addictive substance. So how can New Vision help? A plan for recovery New Vision at Capital Region Medical Center is an inpatient medical stabilization and withdrawal management service that accepts adult patients who are in withdrawal or who want to withdraw from and stop using opiates, alcohol, cocaine or benzodiazepines. New Vision is a 100% voluntary service designed to help individuals who are experiencing physical withdrawal symptoms so that they can begin their path to recovery. We also work with our patients to develop a plan for recovery after discharge. New Vision is able to provide a safe medical stabilization setting for those dependent on: � Alcohol. � Benzodiazepines (such as Valium or Xanax). TAKE YOUR LIFE BACK If you or someone you love is ready to regain control and overcome addiction and withdrawal symptoms, please call New Vision at 573-632-5817 . “THANK YOU to your whole crew. As a struggling addict, I was treated like the only patient they had. Your participation with New Vision is a godsend. As of Nov. 1, 2019, I am heading to treatment. Your whole staff has encouraged me— I am worth it, and I will succeed. This means more than can be imagined.” —A participant of New Vision at CRMC � Opioids (such as heroin or OxyContin). � Cocaine. � Combined substances. � Prescription medications. Our addiction detox program consists of a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization that typically lasts three to five days. We offer a team of fully qualified treatment professionals who use a multidisciplinary approach in the stabilization of the patient. The inpatient stay includes: � Pre-screening. � Assessment. � Admission. � Medical stabilization. � Appropriate discharge planning.