Treatment for Alcohol and/or Opioid Withdrawal
The StepOne Service℠ is an inpatient, hospital-based, three-to-five-day acute withdrawal management service at OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center for adults who require medical management of withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and/or opioids. The self-referral service is provided in partnership with Evergreen Healthcare Partners, LLC.
The StepOne Service℠ is for adults who are in the impending or early stages of acute withdrawal at the time of their voluntary admission to the hospital. The goal is to medically assist them through the withdrawal process and help navigate the transition to an appropriate level of community-based addiction treatment that can address the underlying causes of their substance use disorder.
Around-the-clock medical care is provided by the hospitalist team and nurses at OSF Sacred Heart who are trained on the StepOne Service℠. The clinical team monitors each patient and use protocol-specific medications to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms during the first step of the individual's treatment.
Individuals seeking treatment through the StepOne Service℠ must be committed to staying in the hospital until they are medically stable. Once discharged from the hospital, they must be motivated to continue the treatment process by transitioning to a community-based addiction treatment service.
The process includes:
- Telephone pre-screening
- In-person assessment
- Acute withdrawal management
- Individualized discharge planning
- Post-discharge follow-up
For information on how to be admitted into the StepOne Service℠, call (217) 443-5000, ext. 8401