Inpatient Acute Stabilization 101: What You Should Know

Inpatient acute stabilization is designed to help a patient become stable and steady, with treatment options that involve developing coping skills and strategies. Care and treatment for inpatient acute stabilization can include psychiatric and medical interventions for the specific level of stabilization that you need. No matter where you are in your recovery process, we offer the tools you need to achieve sobriety and health.

The truth is that sometimes you just need a helping hand. You need someone who can stand by you and let you know that you’re not alone. With our experienced staff and welcoming atmosphere, we are here to help you get better, whether you’re looking to detox, achieve a stable mental health state, or some combination of the two. It’s never simple or easy, but we’re here for you every step of the way. We’re just a call away. Try it and see for yourself.

Why Is Inpatient Acute Stabilization Important?

At Summit Detox, our inpatient acute stabilization services are often used as an alternative to an emergency room or psychiatric hospital [1]. It can also be a way for community health workers to get you the help you need in a safe, non-clinical setting that’s more home-centered and caring. We hold ourselves accountable to ensure that we offer the best possible care to support your needs.

With inpatient acute stabilization, we offer 24-hour crisis screening and assessment, which gives us the opportunity to immediately address your symptoms, observe your behavior, and start delivering the level of care and treatment that you need. This immediate stabilization process is better not only for your immediate health and wellness but also for your long-term outcome. Contact us to learn more about how we will support your stabilization process.

What Are the Outcomes for Inpatient Acute Stabilization?

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to inpatient acute stabilization, which can be a challenge. But it’s also the best and most effective way to get you the care and treatment you need right away. Instead of waiting around to be seen or just being held in an emergency room, without proper treatment, we work to understand your individual needs and address the entirety of your situation.

It’s not just about inpatient detox or mental health issues, although those factors can be a part of the overall picture. It’s about looking at the entire picture of your health and wellness because there could be a range of underlying issues that are affecting your mental health and detox. It’s easier for us to fully address your needs in an inpatient stabilization situation, where there aren’t any distractions. Our upfront work also ensures that you’re more likely to achieve long-term sobriety and wellness [2].

What Can I Expect From Summit Detox?

There’s never really a one-size-fits-all approach to achieving the health and wellness you need. But crisis intervention services should be available to everyone [3]. That’s why our individualized treatment plans take into consideration your situation, what you need, and also the options that will best meet your needs. When you consider treatment options at Summit Detox, you can expect that we will offer the following:

  • Trained and accredited medical professionals
  • Regular and ongoing evaluation and services to address your psychological and physical needs
  • Monitoring of your symptoms by medical professionals
  • Dedicated transition services to ensure you don’t fall through the cracks as you transition back to “real” life

While inpatient treatment will typically last between five and seven days, we see this as a much longer relationship. Our goal is to help you achieve stability in your health and sobriety not only for the immediate situation but also well into the future.

To achieve long-term health and wellness, you might find some of the following treatment options to be effective, as part of your personalized treatment plan:

  • Psychiatric care: This could involve one-on-one or group therapy sessions.
  • Medication management monitoring: Our medical team keeps tabs on your medication to ensure you’re getting the full benefit of your treatment.
  • On-site nursing 24/7: We have nursing staff onsite, with intensive options that are available as needed.
  • Case management: Your case is important to us, so we work with you to determine the best course of action for your long-term health and wellness.
  • Daily activities: We offer activities to help achieve the forward momentum you’re looking for with your health and wellness.

With inpatient acute stabilization, we offer you a way to press “pause” and get the immediate help and care you need — instead of waiting in an emergency room or hospital for someone to notice that you’re in crisis. While medical professionals often have the best of intentions, they simply do not have the capacity, tools, or luxury of ensuring every patient is put on the right path toward recovery.

Contact our experienced team of licensed therapists and health care professionals today. Learn how inpatient acute stabilization can help you.



[1] Inpatient Medical Stabilization | UCSF Eating Disorders Program

[2] Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Centers: A New Normal ( 

[3] Crises Stabilization Services 

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