Inpatient stabilization begins with a medically supervised hospital stay for the inpatient treatment phase, which typically lasts 3 days. Upon admission, initial assessments of the patient's fundamental needs are accomplished. These assessments include a medical history, physical, a complete laboratory workup, and a nursing assessment.
Discharge planning will be done prior to leaving the Hospital. The patient will be referred to an appropriate community based aftercare program. The goal of these support groups is to blend education for all patients regarding chemical dependency with practical methodologies to prevent relapse.