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 Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

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

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Someone who is addicted to opioids likely struggles with recognizing the severity of his or her addiction and the issues associated with it. Individuals who find themselves addicted to opioids, such as heroin, prescription painkillers, or morphine, most likely did not seek out these drugs in an effort to become addicted, rather as a way of coping with more pressing psychological, physical and/or emotional issues.

Benefits of Opioid Detox

Benefits of Receiving Opioid Detox Prior to Receiving Medication Assisted Treatment

An opioid user will eventually find that he or she is repeating a cycle of addictive behavior that is seemingly unstoppable. However, any addiction – including opioid addiction – can be treated as long as the user desires to overcome it. Through the help of professionals, these individuals can work towards sobriety and begin achieving a healthy lifestyle.

There are many aspects that go into the treatment of an opioid addiction, however the very first step is detoxification, or detox. Detox is designed to eliminate opiates from the body so that the rest of the recovery process can take place without the presence of this harmful substance. It is critical to determine if you or someone you love is struggling with an opioid addiction so that detox can take place as soon as possible. An individual who is trapped in the throes of opioid addiction will display significant behavioral, physical, psychosocial, and cognitive symptoms, all of which can include the following:

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Possessing drug paraphernalia
  • Lack of participation in previously enjoyed activities
  • Unexplainable emotional outbursts
  • Acting out aggressively or violently
  • Slurred speech
  • Possessing multiple painkiller prescriptions
  • Deceitfulness (i.e. stealing money)

Physical symptoms:

  • Insomnia/hypersomnia
  • Poor hygiene
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Constricted pupils
  • Nausea

Cognitive symptoms:

  • Memory loss
  • Drowsiness
  • Detachment from surroundings
  • Poor concentration
  • Overall cognitive impairment

Psychosocial symptoms: 

  • Suicidal ideation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Bouts of anger

Someone who is addicted to opioids will likely struggle with several of the symptoms listed above, signaling that treatment is absolutely necessary in order to prevent additional symptoms (and possibly death) from occurring.

The best and most effective form of opioid treatment will include the process of detox as the introductory step. There is a wide variety of different detox treatments available, however, one of the most powerful forms of detox offered is medication-assisted treatment. Medication-assisted treatment employs medications designed to manage the pain and discomfort that can come along with withdrawal. In addition, these medications are also crucial in helping recovering individuals cope with cravings so he or she can focus solely on his or her full recovery.

Benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment

Benefits of Detoxing from Opioids with Medication Assisted Treatment

If an individual makes an effort to overcome his or her opioid addiction without the use of commonly utilized treatment medications (such as methadone, Suboxone, Subutex, or Vivitrol), he or she will likely battle against distressing and overwhelming withdrawal symptoms, including intense cravings. To fully overcome an opioid addiction, an individual needs to put forth his or her full attention and dedication to work through the personal, emotional, and physical factors that have contributed to his or her abuse. When cravings and withdrawal symptoms are present, the recovery process can be interrupted and sobriety is then delayed. Medication assisted treatment is effective in relieving those withdrawal symptoms and cravings and also gives the individual looking to recover the ability to focus solely on putting an end to his or her opioid addiction once and for all.

At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we offer the most advanced detox treatments for opioid addiction. We encourage you to allow our kind and understanding treatment team help you or your loved one accept the care needed to achieve sobriety.