Apr 12, 2013
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month
Baxter Regional Medical Center provides pain medication, drug and alcohol
stabilization treatment services through the First Step program.
BRMCand#39;s First Step program is a medical detoxification service for
those experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms due to the effects of addiction
to pain medication, drugs or alcohol.
First Step is a medically supervised hospital stay that typically lasts
three nights with BRMC Hospitalists
Dr. Lincoln Godfrey - First Step Medical Director,
Dr. Melissa Dirst-Roberts,
Dr. Daniel Goodwin,
Dr. Richard Schmidt and
Dr. Steve Wilber providing the necessary care to treat symptoms that arise. The program
deals with patients who have made the decision to address their addiction
and enter the program voluntarily.
When a patient is discharged, an aftercare referral plan is already in
place, to better assist the patientandrsquo;s goal for a positive, successful outcome.
First Step accepts Medicaid, Medicare, most insurance plans and private
pay. For more information, call First Step at (870) 508-7590. All calls