LISTEN: White River Medical Center opens WRMC Medical Detox Unit

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White River Health System (WRHS) has announced the opening of the WRMC Medical Detoxification Unit located inside White River Medical Center (WRMC).

The WRMC Medical Detox Unit is a three to five-day program for adult patients voluntarily detoxing from prolonged substance abuse or alcohol abuse. The unit consists of four private rooms.

Medical detoxification is the first step on the path to recovery. Inpatient settings offer the advantages of constant medical care and supervision as well as the availability of treatment if serious complications from withdrawal should arise.

Dr. Jerrod Anderson and Dr. Amanda Johnson will work closely with the nursing staff and the patient to provide a safe and therapeutic environment.  Medications are provided for the management of withdrawal symptoms and discomfort during the withdrawal process. 

Lindsey Bowers (pictured), the community education coordinator for White River Health Systems’ Detox Unit, recently spoke with White River Now’s Chad Whiteaker about the new WRMC Medical Detox Unit.

Listen to Chad and Lindsey’s conversation below.

To enter into the program, patients can speak with their primary care provider or call (870) 262-1648.  Intake coordination is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 


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