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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Pain Medication Detox

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For decades, prescription pain medication has helped change the lives of thousands (if not millions) of people and for the better. Whether it is used for short-term or long-term pain, prescription painkillers have saved many people from potentially debilitating consequences.

Benefits of Painkiller Detox

Benefits of Receiving Painkiller Detox Prior to Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment

However, prescription pain medication have also been viewed as drugs that have the ability to help individuals “escape” from physical and psychological pain. Both recreational and illicit use of prescription painkillers can lead to a number of negative outcomes, including developing a tolerance and/or a dependency issue. Painkillers such at OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and Dilaudid (hydromorphone) all contain powerfully addictive opioids that can cause extreme dependence.

Regardless of why an individual has developed dependence to prescription pain medication, once it has developed, the journey is filled with numerous obstacles. When an individual is experiencing a tolerance issue, it means that he or she needs to continually take more and more of the painkiller to achieve the desired effects. Dependence means that an individual is unable to stop, even if negative consequences have occurred, because their bodies require the presence of the painkiller.

There are a number of challenges that come with trying to overcome an addiction to a prescription painkiller, however one of the biggest difficulties comes with the detox process. During detox, the body is rid of any and all toxins, especially all traces of prescription painkiller(s). However, with detox often comes withdrawal symptoms, especially considering that the mind and body has become adjusted to the presence of painkillers.

Some of the most commonly experienced withdrawal symptoms related to prescription painkillers can include the following:

  • Drug cravings
  • Vomiting / diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Extreme perspiration
  • Watery eyes / runny nose
  • Insomnia
  • Anger / fear / frustration

Withdrawal symptoms present themselves on a case-by-case basis, however symptoms usually begin to set in within a matter of hours from the last dose and can continue for weeks.

Fortunately, there are safe and effective means that can help the withdrawal process be less painful.

Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment

Benefits of Detoxing from Painkillers with Medication-Assisted Treatment

Benefits of Receiving Detox Prior to Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment: Detox from painkiller addiction can be much easier when supervised by a trained professional as opposed to attempting to quit on your own. Programs that offer medication-assisted treatment encourage the use of specific prescription medications to help reduce drug cravings and ease the symptoms of withdrawal. Clients who receive these medications (such as methadone, Suboxone, or Subutex) can dramatically improve their period of detox by avoiding the painful symptoms and cravings that come along with it.

Methadone and buprenorphine, two of the most commonly used drugs in medication-assisted treatment programs, interact with receptors in the brain that other opioids do. Instead, however, they do not produce a feeling of being high. As a result, individuals can avoid experiencing significant withdrawal symptoms without continuing to risk their wellbeing as they would if they continued to abuse prescription painkillers. These specific medications allow individuals to continue a regular, well-rounded lifestyle that includes holding down a job and maintaining healthy relationships.

It is also an option for individuals to utilize methadone, Suboxone, or Subutex to begin the detox process, and then move on to more long-term medications.

Benefits of Detoxing from Painkillers with Medication-Assisted Treatment: Attempting to end dependence to prescription painkillers independently is extremely difficult. A prescription painkiller addiction causes serious physical and psychological consequences that can make it challenging for an individual to remain strong throughout an attempt at independently detoxing. Not to mention, when these efforts are met with disappointment, individuals can become frustrated and experience feelings of shame, of which can continue to fuel an addiction.

At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, the detox process will be more successful than if an individual tried to go it alone. We will put each patient in a position to succeed and achieve long-term recovery. We have a highly trained and experienced staff of medication-assisted treatment professionals who will ensure that the detox process will follow science-based, research-supported tactics.

Our medical personnel ensure that all patients are taking safe and effective medications during detox. Counselors and other staff will work to help patients identify and address underlying issues that might be working to continue use. The professionals at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers work alongside each and every patient to help guide them towards a happy, healthy, and successful recovery from prescription painkiller addiction.