Take the first step in creating a new vision for your future. Sometimes it’s hard to believe in our possibilities. When we’ve given up control of our lives to substance abuse and alcohol dependency, it’s difficult to imagine our lives being any different. At STEPS™, AtlantiCare’s medical stabilization program for adults, we know that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step. Take that step today – call STEPS™ for help in breaking your addiction.

A New Vision in Breaking The Grasp of Addiction

STEPS™ is a confidential, voluntary program based at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Atlantic City campus. During a short inpatient stay, STEPS™ helps adults 18 and older by treating:

  • Physical addiction to drugs and alcohol
  • Acute withdrawal symptoms
  • Addiction-related health problems

AtlantiCare’s STEPS™ accepts Medicaid, Medicare and most insurance and managed care plans. It is a collaboration between AtlantiCare Behavioral Health (ABH) and AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

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How the Program Works

You enter the STEPS™ program voluntarily. Once admitted, your medical team will assess your needs. This assessment comprises a medical history, a physical examination, a lab workup, and a nursing evaluation. Treatment includes a three-day, medically supervised hospital stay. During these three days, you will receive support and treatment to get you through the medical stabilization process.

Before you leave the hospital, your medical team will work with you to create a personalized discharge plan. The plan will include referrals to appropriate community based inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs. These programs provide counseling and support to ensure you get the practical help you need to prevent relapse.

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Your Medical Team

The medical staff at STEPS™ includes physicians, nurses, and behavioral health professionals trained in medical stabilization. Your medical team is on your side and works with you every step of the way from admission to discharge planning.

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Who is Medical Stabilization For?

Medical stabilization is for people with ongoing alcohol or drug dependency. If you agree with any of the statements below, you could be a candidate:

  • I have a history of withdrawal symptoms.
  • My home is not conducive to outpatient medical stabilization.
  • I am a patient with a serious medical condition.
  • I have an extremely high tolerance for mood-altering chemicals.
  • I am a threat to myself or others while under the influence.

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How to Access STEPS™

To take part in AtlantiCare’s STEPS™ program, or for more information, call 609-441-8976. An experienced health professional will answer your questions confidentially.

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