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Stabilization Service

SSM Health Stabilization Service is a hospital-based service that helps adults 18 and older medically manage their withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and opiates. At SSM Health, our team develops individualized treatments for each patient’s complex stabilization needs and works with patients to identify and develop the resources necessary to bring about a new beginning.

About Substance Withdrawal

Withdrawal refers to the physical and emotional problems one may experience if there is a sudden stop or reduction in the use of a substance the body has come to rely on. The symptoms vary depending on the substance, but common indicators to look for are:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Sweating, chills and tremors
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Cramps
  • Body aches
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Extended periods of depression
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Volatile mood swings 

About the Stabilization Service Program

Program Features

We are dedicated are dedicated to supporting patients on their journey to recovery. In addition to the medical stabilization service, it is also vitally important that patients transition into an aftercare program to receive structured, intensive therapy for their substance use disorder.

Our program offers:

  • 24-hour medically supervised care
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Transition planning and aftercare 

The team will work diligently with you to research the best and most effective treatment options to meet your individual needs.

Admission Criteria

Typical patients will be in the early stage of withdrawal and require a medically assisted stabilization program. Individuals seeking care must be committed to remaining in our facility until medically stabilized, and must be motivated to participate in a recovery path which includes referrals to aftercare services.

How to Get Started

If you or a loved one is ready to start their journey to wellness, call 1-888-949-7150. We’ll provide you with additional information on our services and begin your referral process.

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