Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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.

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For potential residents or their loved ones, starting the admissions process at Bowling Green is as simple as contacting us by phone. Friendly and knowledgeable members of our admissions team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions that you may have and can start the admissions process during the first phone call.

During Your Initial Call

The representative with whom you are speaking will collect information related to substance use history, psychiatric history, medical history, and insurance coverage. We can then verify coverage and confirm whether your insurance provider requires a preliminary assessment or if the resident can be brought directly to our center.

Depending on the answer we receive, we will either schedule the assessment or continue with the admissions process. If necessary, we will arrange to obtain medical records at this time.

General Admissions Criteria

  • Prospective residents must be aged 18 or older.
  • Pregnant women are eligible for treatment, though they must complete an ultrasound. For women who have been pregnant for less than 12 weeks, this is to assess fetal viability and for those who are more than 12 weeks along, it is to determine fetal anatomy.
  • Potential residents who are currently enrolled in a methadone maintenance program must be able to provide their MMT records for the past 30 days and must present a letter from their MMT program confirming that they are eligible to return to that program after completing treatment at Bowling Green.
  • Residents who come to Bowling Green from an inpatient program must be able to provide the following documentation: progress reports for the past three to five days, case history, physical evaluation, Moss Attention Rating Scale (MARS) score, psychiatric evaluation (if applicable), and urine drug screen results.

Detox Program Criteria

  • Must have recently abused a substance or substances and are demonstrating either signs and symptoms related to that drug use or symptoms of withdrawal
  • Must be able to provide information related to their drug of choice, length of drug use, and associated medical conditions
  • Must have a history of experiencing clinically significant and problematic behaviors or psychological changes as a result of the use of a substance or substances
  • Must have a history of experiencing impairment in several areas of life as a result of substance abuse, which can include disruption in family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood

Rehab Program Criteria

To be admitted to the rehab program, residents must be dependent upon a substance, but cannot be exhibiting withdrawal symptoms. Also, they must have experienced at least two of the following as a result of drug use:​

  • Taking a substance in larger amounts or over a longer period than intended
  • Using a substance in situations in which it is physically hazardous to do so
  • Using a substance despite knowing that this behavior is causing problems
  • Developing increased tolerance
  • Craving or otherwise feeling a strong desire to use
  • Spending greater amounts of time obtaining the drug of choice
  • Failing to fulfill major role obligations at work or home
  • Experiencing social or interpersonal problems
  • Reducing participation in important social, occupational, or recreational activities
  • Persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down on use

Dual Diagnosis Program Criteria

To participate in the dual diagnosis program, residents must meet the criteria for admittance into the rehab program as it is listed above and must also have a DSM-5 psychological diagnosis.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Criteria

PHP is a single-gender program for men only. PHP residents must meet the criteria listed above for the rehab or dual diagnosis program and must also be stable and have completed an undefined period of abstinence from drugs and/or alcohol.

Taking the Next Step

If you have any questions or concerns about beginning treatment at Bowling Green or any other matters related to the admissions process at our center, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you determine if Bowling Green is the right place to being the road to lasting recovery.

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Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)