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Movers and Shakers: Manatee Glens Hospital & Addiction Center Receives "Excellent" Performance Rating for Residential Detox


BRADENTON - The Florida Department of Children and Families granted “Excellent” performance ratings for standards and practices as well as client records in the Residential Detox program at Manatee Glens Hospital & Addiction Center. Now, in addition to the Manatee Glens Hospital and Outpatient Detox, clients can choose to go through detoxification as a resident in the private Addiction Center. The detoxification process is usually three to seven days.

“This means more people have access to safe and comfortable medical withdrawal from alcohol or drugs. We medically monitor and emotionally support our patients so they can be successful in the next level in their recovery,” said Manatee Glens Vice President of Inpatient Services, Melissa Larkin-Skinner, MA, LMHC.

With the rise of opioid addictions, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of young adults who need this medical attention. The risk of accidental overdose is high. About 75 to 80 percent of those abusing opioids are mixing those drugs with other drugs or alcohol. Manatee Glens is committed to finding the solutions for families concerned about a loved one. Without the services of residential detoxification, many people with addictions would end up in the emergency room or become discouraged about getting help.
“Patients feel more comfortable continuing care at Manatee Glens Addiction Center after detox as they have established relationships with the counselors,” noted Cheryl Libera, licensed counselor and manager of the Manatee Glens Addiction Center. “Persons further along in their recovery are very encouraging to those just starting that journey.”

As a specialty hospital and outpatient practice, Manatee Glens currently offers detox services to 15 patients per day. During that time, patients receive therapy, support, skills development and medical care. Manatee Glens Hospital and Addiction Center offers assessments free of charge at 2020 26th Avenue East in Bradenton for alcohol and drug concerns. 

For more information about Manatee Glens, visit www.ManateeGlens.org.


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