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Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Mirror Lake Recovery Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Mirror Lake Recovery Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Drug Detox Center Serving Tennessee

Detox: The First Step to Sobriety

The Importance of Detox for Drug Addiction Recovery

Battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol can cause significant turmoil to arise in an individual’s life. Regardless of the type of substance that a person uses, the compulsive need to acquire and use that substance can rapidly consume all aspects of a person’s existence. It’s important to receive substance abuse treatment as early as possible. The longer that the use of that substance continues, the more likely it is that an individual’s body will develop a tolerance to the substance. As a tolerance develops, individuals will have to consume more of their substance(s) of choice, or will have to consume it at greater frequencies, in order to achieve the effects they desire. This tolerance can then lead to dependence, wherein the bodies of these individuals become dependent on the substance(s) in order to function. At this point, if the use of the substance is suddenly stopped, withdrawal symptoms will ensue.

The fact that withdrawal symptoms can be so uncomfortable and distressing often means that individuals will return to their use of substances simply to prevent experiencing those negative symptoms. This ultimately prolongs the cycle of drug or alcohol abuse and prevents recovery. When individuals receive detoxification services from a treatment center, however, they are able to prevent the discomfort of withdrawal, making recovery more easily attainable.

Benefits of Detox at Mirror Lake

Benefits of Drug & Alcohol Detoxification at Mirror Lake Recovery Center in Tennessee

Detoxification, or detox, is the process of clearing one’s system from toxic substances. When receiving detox at our treatment center, individuals will be monitored so as to ensure their safety and comfort during the process. The following are additional advantages that individuals can benefit from when receiving detox:

  • Medications can be implemented to assist in providing comfort.
  • The harmful effects that substances have on one’s body will be decreased.
  • The temptation to use will be eliminated as individuals do not have access to their substances of choice.
  • Ongoing support is offered by professionals as individuals work through their cravings to continuing using.
  • Once detox has been completed, individuals can transition into other methods of care that will help sustain their recovery and prevent future relapse.