Drug & Alcohol Medical Stabilization Service

Helping break through the cycle of addiction.

Drug and alcohol addiction is a significant burden for individuals and families alike, as well as for society as a whole. Unfortunately, far too many people are hesitant to go to the hospital for help because they fear the symptoms of withdrawal. Additionally, abruptly ceasing alcohol or drug use can be dangerous.

Memorial Hospital, in partnership with New Vision™, offers an inpatient medical stabilization service for adults with drug, alcohol or related health issues. 


Beginning steps

The service accepts adults who are currently experiencing active or impending withdrawal symptoms from certain drugs.

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax)
  • Opioids (Heroin, OxyContin)
  • Cocaine

It consists of a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization that typically lasts 3 days. The inpatient stay includes the following aspects:

  • Pre-Screening
  • Assessment
  • Admission
  • Medical Stabilization
  • Appropriate Discharge Planning


Our medical treatment team

The services from Memorial Hospital and New Vision offer patients a fully qualified treatment team:

  • On-site intake coordinator
  • Attending physician
  • Nursing personnel

The Medical Treatment Team will utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure that each person receives the attention necessary for safe medical stabilization in the hospital.


Admission process

Upon admission to the hospital for medical stabilization, assessment of the patient’s fundamental needs are conducted. These assessments include a medical history, physical, a complete laboratory workup and a nursing assessment. This pre-screening process will enable the patient to be admitted alongside a personalized plan for treatment. 

Patients who are under the influence of chemical substances, and are considered medically unstable, will be closely observed and stabilized. Memorial Hospital accepts patients who are experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms from the cessation of use of certain substances, in conjunction with other related health issues.

The diagnosis of need for inpatient admission can only be made by a licensed physician.  The service accepts most insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare plans.

ADDICTION IS A TREATABLE DISEASE. Get help today with Memorial Hospital and New Vision. Call (937) 578-2516 for a free, confidential assessment with one of our healthcare professionals.