DCH Expands Medical Stabilization Services For Addictions

Posted On March 29, 2016

Press release by Dearborn County Hospital


(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Dearborn County Hospital has enhanced and expanded its Medical Stabilization services to better assist individuals with drug and/or alcohol addictions.  This inpatient program offers a safe and confidential environment for individuals to acutely stabilize from alcohol and/or drugs, including heroin and oxycodone.

Medical Stabilization services at Dearborn County Hospital now utilize 10 comfortably furnished, private patient rooms in a specially re-designed area of the hospital.  During their stay, patients are monitored continuously and receive physician directed, evidenced based medical treatment and emotional support as they experience symptoms related to withdrawal.

The program requires a voluntary, scheduled admission and is appropriate for individuals with an alcohol and/or opiate drug addiction, such as heroin, oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, cocaine and fentanyl.  Patients must also meet specific requirements and will not be admitted directly from the hospital’s Emergency Department.

For more information or to schedule an admission, please call the DCH Medical Stabilization office at 812/532-2646 or 800/676-5572, ext. 2646.  The program is available to both in-state and out-of-state residents.