Brookhaven Retreat works closely with area professionals to help ensure you receive the best possible support. Referrals to these outside specialists are made by the clinical and medical team at Brookhaven Retreat.
Secondary Support Team:
- Hormone Specialists
- and other more specific physicians to meet each client's needs
During substance abuse, many clients have fallen, bumped, and bruised their bodies while not even being aware of the pain. A chiropractor performs an assessment to check the lineament of the spine and to set up a program of stretching during treatment, if needed.
A detox-specific acupuncture treatment is available for clients of Brookhaven Retreat. A licensed acupuncturist uses the ancient Chinese medicine to bring balance to the body's energy. In addition to detox-specific treatment, a pain management treatment is also available for those who began their substance abuse in response to pain.
During substance abuse, many women have not had a routine gynecological exam in a number of years and others may miss or have erratic periods. A gynecological exam helps rule out any underlying medical cause, allowing for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
Dental treatment is also often neglected during substance abuse and some types of drugs may cause extensive damage to teeth and gums. Additionally, dental exams are a common place to get a prescription when in recovery. A dental exam upon arrival ensures that any treatment needed for dental problems can be taken care of immediately, eliminating this excuse to see a doctor with a prescription pad within the first six months of leaving the program.
Because of the amount of reading, written work, and outdoor activities, clients are given a routine eye exam to make sure they can see adequately to perform all tasks needed during the program.