At Sovereign Health of Texas, detox treatment is provided by a team of highly trained professionals. They offer expert, compassionate care to patients dealing with substance abuse, mental health issues and dual diagnosis conditions.
The detox process presents a range of challenges. Our treatment teams are made up of both medical and nonmedical professionals each of whom brings a unique set of skills to ease the patient through the process. The composition of the team is based on the specific needs of each individual. Team members include:
- Medical doctors: Board-certified physicians help design the detox regimen by obtaining the patient’s medical history and conducting a comprehensive physical examination. When indicated, they prescribe medications to treat both the physical and psychiatric side effects that emerge as the patient goes through the withdrawal process.
- Psychiatrists: Our psychiatrists specialize in addiction medicine. They diagnose and treat any psychiatric conditions the patient may be dealing with and work in conjunction with physicians to prescribe medications if they are needed. Psychiatrists are also available for crisis intervention when necessary.
- Licensed nurses: Nurses monitor patients on a continuous basis. They communicate directly with the attending physicians and provide specific care based on their instructions.
- Psychologists: Psychologists work with patients to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition. They then work with the rest of the treatment team to ensure that the patient is receiving the most effective treatment possible.
- Psychotherapists: Psychotherapists conduct individual, group and family therapy sessions. Our psychotherapists have a variety of specialties. We strive to match patients with the psychotherapist that best suits their individual needs.
- Counselors: Our substance abuse counselors assist patients in understanding the nature of addiction. They provide patients with the insights and information they need to continue to live a life free from drugs.
- Case managers: Case managers facilitate communication between team members and our patients. This communication helps ensure that the patient’s treatment program is proceeding in the most effective way possible.
- Patient advocates: Patient advocates also facilitate communication between patient’s and members of the treatment team. Additionally, they are a channel of communication between patients and their families. Patient advocates give patients the opportunity to voice their needs and concerns so that they may focus on their recovery.
- Registered dieticians: Addiction takes a toll on the patient’s body. Proper nutrition helps restore the patient’s health which is an important component of the detox process. Dieticians assess each of our patients’ histories, current conditions, medications, food preferences, lifestyle habits and other factors to help them develop a diet that will improve their health, well-being and quality of life. The chefs at our El Paso facility provide patients with meals that meet their dietary requirements and preferences.
- House managers: House managers provide supervision at our residential facility. They work closely with patients to coordinate transportation, individual treatment schedules, meals and other day-to-day needs.
- Ancillary staff: Or team includes other staff members who provide patients and their families with a variety of services. At our El Paso facility, ancillary staff includes professionals who provide services that include narrative treatment, mindfulness training, and stress and anger management.
Sovereign Health of Texas is a leading provider of treatment services for substance abuse use, mental health issues, and dual diagnosis conditions. We offer medically supervised detox treatment in safe, supervised residential facilities. Our dedicated staff of professionals lead patients through the detox process in the safest, most comfortable way possible. We recognize that every patient is a unique individual requiring a specific treatment approach that best suits their needs. At all levels of care we are committed to helping people overcome addiction, reclaim their futures, and enjoy healthy, happy lives. For more information please contact our 24/7 helpline.