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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 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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Understanding Painkiller Abuse

Understanding Painkiller Abuse Recovery

Painkillers are a frequently prescribed form of prescription medication that are also commonly abused. Although they can be a safe method of treating pain when taken as medically directed, painkillers can also be easily abused due to their side effects. Once addicted, many individuals need professional help in order to overcome the physical and emotional results of a painkiller addiction.

Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers provide individuals with the care and support they need in order to defeat an addiction to painkillers. Through the use of medication-assisted treatment, patients are able to combat drug cravings, as well as painful withdrawal symptoms. In collaboration with medication, patients utilize a therapeutic approach in order to fully achieve the tools necessary in order to thrive in a sober manner.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Painkiller Abuse at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers

Central Virginia Compressive Treatment Centers offers outpatient treatment for both men and women, aged 18 and older, who have been battling addiction to painkillers for a year or longer. Our team of nurses, physicians, and counselors develop an individualized treatment plan for every patient that comes to our center. Treatment plans may include the following as treatment components:

Methadone: Most frequently used in medication treatment programs for decades, methadone is an opioid agonist that lowers cravings and depresses withdrawal symptoms. Methadone interacts with the brain receptors to allow the individual to function in a normal manner without suffering through painful withdrawal symptoms. Because methadone does not create a euphoric high like painkillers do, individuals using methadone are able to drive, attend school, and operate a car without being impaired.

Suboxone: First approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in 2002, Suboxone is used to lower cravings and diminish withdrawal symptoms by combining buprenorphine and Naloxone. The Naloxone portion of Suboxone works by preventing overdose while buprenorphine decreases withdrawal symptoms. Pending physician approval, individuals may be able to take home multiple days worth of Suboxone to avoid having to return to the clinic daily for treatment.

Subutex: Subutex is used to reduce painkiller cravings, as well as to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Like Suboxone, Subutex uses buprenorphine. It does not however contain Naloxone, which is why many individuals will begin treatment on Subutex and then transition onto Suboxone for long-term care until full sobriety is achieved.

Vivitrol: In comparison to Subutex, Suboxone, and methadone, Vivitrol is a long-lasting medication that is given once monthly via injection. The other options are typically given orally once daily, pending the treatment plan set in place by our medical team.

Individual and group therapy: in addition to the physical element of addiction, there is a large psychological component to it as well. Because of this, it is necessary for individuals to obtain therapeutic healing on top of medication-assisted treatment. At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we offer both individual and group therapy for all of our patients to take part in. Individual therapy allows patients to meet with counselors in a one-on-one setting where they can openly talk about their progress in the program, as well as ask any questions or discuss any concerns that may arise during treatment. Group therapy allows patients to come together in a counselor-led safe environment to discuss their progress, as well as any struggles that they are facing. Clients gain support and encouragement from other individuals who are also struggling with addiction to painkillers. These productive sessions create a strong comprehensive team environment for patients obtaining treatment at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Painkiller Abuse

Addiction to prescription painkillers is a rapidly growing concern in the United States. With countless deaths attributed to painkiller abuse and overdose, it is imperative that those struggling with addiction receive the help that they need and deserve.

Painkiller addiction is linked to countless physical and emotional problems, including seizures, organ failure, depression, brain damage, and, if left untreated, death. Luckily, there are treatment options available to help put an end to the painful cycle of painkiller abuse.

The professional and compassionate team at Central Virginia Compressive Treatment Centers is here to help you acquire the tools necessary to get back on the path to sober living. Overcoming an addiction to painkillers may seem like a daunting task, but it is not an impossible one. Contact us today to learn about how our services can be customized to help you achieve the drug-free life that you are capable of living.