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 Demerol Abuse

Understanding Demerol Abuse Recovery

Demerol is a prescription pain medication that is prescribed for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain management. Also known by its generic name of meperidine, Demerol is a highly addictive narcotic opioid that should only be taken under the close supervision of a physician. When doses higher than those prescribed are taken, the individual will experience a euphoric high that can lead to tolerance, dependence, and ultimately addiction.

While addiction to Demerol can drastically and negatively alter the life of the individual entangled in its grasp, there are treatment options available to achieve sobriety once again. One option available for Demerol addiction is medication-assisted treatment. Medication-assisted treatment involves the use of specified prescription medications in a highly regulated environment under the guidance of a physician.

The medication used in a medication-assisted treatment program works by lowering cravings, preventing the painful symptoms that can accompany withdrawal, as well as eliminating the detrimental effects that can take place from long-term use of Demerol and other opioids. Individuals struggling with addiction are able to achieve the mental clarity required to fully focus on recovery once the physical component of addiction is being worked on through a medication-assisted treatment program.

The professional and qualified team at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is comprised of both mental health professionals, as well as medical staff. Our team implements individualized treatment plans for each patient that walks through our doors.

Types of Treatment Offered

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

We are a network of providers that supply outpatient care to individuals, aged 18 and older, who are struggling with addiction to Demerol. Our empathetic team is comprised of nurses, physicians, and counselors who create individualized plans of treatment for every patient. Medications that may be used and services received in a medication-assisted treatment plan include:

Suboxone: Suboxone suppresses Demerol cravings as well as decreases painful withdrawal symptoms without creating the high that is typically felt while taking Demerol. Suboxone is an FDA (U.S Food and Drug Administration) approved medication that is a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine. Naloxone works by protecting the user against overdose and abuse, while buprenorphine relieves any withdrawal symptoms that may be experienced.

Methadone: Methadone works with the same brain receptors that are normally activated when an individual uses Demerol. Methadone, however, does not create the same euphoric high that Demerol or other opioids produce. While used under the guidance of a medical professional, methadone has been proven a safe and effective route to take in order to reduce the painful withdrawal symptoms that can take place once the use of Demerol has stopped. Because the euphoric high is not produced, individuals can continue their daily lives without interruption when taking methadone.

Subutex (Buprenorphine): Subutex contains buprenorphine, which gives the individual withdrawal symptom relief. Both Suboxone and Subutex contain buprenorphine, but many medication-assisted treatment programs will start an individual on Subutex, as it does not contain naloxone. Suboxone is typically used later in treatment as a long-term maintenance option.

Vivitrol: Unlike methadone, Suboxone, and Subutex, Vivitrol is administered via injection once per month. Vivitrol contains naltrexone hydrochloride as its active ingredient and this medication curbs cravings for Demerol, while also tackling any withdrawal symptoms that may take place.

Individual therapy: Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers believe that a combination of medication-assisted treatment as well as therapeutic sessions are necessary in order for the pathway to sobriety to be properly paved. The role that individual therapy plays in the recovery of an addiction to Demerol is imperative. It allows individuals one-on-one time with a counselor to discuss the underlying causes that led them to use and abuse Demerol. By understanding the causes of addiction, individuals become one step closer to understanding what is required in order to obtain sober living once again. Clients are able to use this one-on-one time in order to discuss their progress as well as any questions or concerns that they may have regarding their addiction to Demerol.

Group therapy: Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers also offers group therapy sessions in addition to individual therapy sessions. These counselor-led sessions provide individuals a safe environment to openly discuss their addiction to Demerol and other substances amongst others who are working on recovery as well. This network of support allows patients the opportunity to provide encouragement to others while receiving personal insight into their own progress.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Demerol Abuse

Demerol can negatively transform every facet of life for those addicted to it. From physical side effects, such as dizziness, uncontrollable muscle movements, a slower heartbeat, and labored breathing, to psychological side effects, such as irritability, severe confusion and agitation, Demerol addiction can rapidly change daily life as one knows it.

At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we understand the struggles of addiction and what is required to regain control of your life once again. We understand that Demerol addiction can take precedence over family, work, and other interpersonal relationships. This precedence can result in social isolation, financial stresses, and additional emotional issues.

If you or someone you love wishes to break free from an addiction to Demerol, let our trained experts in the field of addiction help. Our dedicated team is ready to help you find the path back to sobriety to achieve a life full of good health and the happiness that you deserve.