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 Dilaudid Abuse

Understanding Dilaudid Abuse Recovery

Dilaudid is a schedule II controlled substance that is in the opioid agonist category. This narcotic medication is prescribed to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. Also going by its generic name, hydromorphone hydrochloride, Dilaudid has the highest potential for abuse by those who take it. Dilaudid targets the pain-sensing parts of the brain and works as a numbing agent. This numbing effect allows the body to tolerate excessive levels of pain. When consumed, Dilaudid can create a euphoric high as well as feelings of relaxation. These feelings are said to be more intense than those felt during the consumption of morphine.

Because Dilaudid is extremely addictive, many become trapped in what feels like a never-ending cycle of addiction. However, there are options for treatment that can help people to regain their lives. One option is the use of a medication-assisted treatment program.

Medication-assisted treatment uses specific prescription medications in a highly regulated environment to lower cravings for Dilaudid and help to prevent painful withdrawal symptoms. These prescription medications are closely monitored under the medical staff at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers to ensure that each patient is receiving the proper treatment for his or her addiction. Our team of professionals helps tailor individualized plans for each patient to guarantee that a successful road to recovery is laid out for everyone who walks through our doors.

Types of Treatment Offered

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

At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we are a network of providers that provide outpatient care for both men and women, ages 18 and older, who are struggling with an addiction to Dilaudid. Our staff is comprised of nurses, physicians, and counselors who are specially trained in the field of addiction. Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers takes a medical and therapeutic approach to the treatment we provide by offering a variety of medication-assisted treatments, as well as therapeutic services, that include the following:

Methadone: Research has verified that the use of methadone under the supervision of a medical professional is a safe and effective way to treat opioid addiction. Methadone activates the same receptors in the brain that Dilaudid does. Methadone however, does not produce the same euphoric high that Dilaudid does. Because a high is not produced, individuals taking methadone are able to go about daily life in an uninterrupted manner (driving, attending school, and going to work) without experiencing the painful withdrawal symptoms that can take place when Dilaudid is exiting the system.

Suboxone: Suboxone is a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine that works by suppressing cravings and lowering withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone is a FDA (U.S Food and Drug Administration) approved medication that allows an individual to take it without experiencing a Dilaudid-related high. The naloxone portion of the drug focuses on protecting the user against drug overdose, while the buprenorphine portion gives the individual relief from withdrawal symptoms and additional cravings.

Subutex (Buprenorphine): Subutex, like Suboxone, contains buprenorphine. Buprenorphine gives the individual relief from painful withdrawal symptoms as well as cravings for more of the drug. Unlike Suboxone, Subutex does not contain naloxone, which is why many medication-assisted treatment programs will begin patients on Subutex and then transition them onto Suboxone later on for long-term maintenance.

Vivitrol: Vivitrol is designed to be the longest-lasting medication option. Vivitrol is comprised of naltrexone hydrochloride, which prevents individuals from experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms while also suppressing any cravings for Dilaudid. Unlike Suboxone, methadone, and Subutex, Vivitrol is administered once monthly via injection (the others are taken orally daily).

Individual therapy: The professionally trained staff at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers believes that the success of any medication-assisted treatment program is dependent on the treatment plan as a whole. Another component of treatment is the psychological portion, which is why individual therapy is offered as a tool to help those struggling with addiction. Individual therapy sessions are designed as a way for patients to meet in a safe environment and discuss their progress, concerns, and questions one-on-one with a trained counselor in a private setting.

Group therapy: Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers also offer group therapy sessions for all patients to participate in. These counselor-led sessions are designed for individuals to openly discuss their progress amongst others who are also battling addiction. This environment allows patients to gain support and encouragement from others who truly understand the struggles that go along with regaining a sober life. Sessions are structured to allow every participant the opportunity to walk away with a sense of encouragement and hope.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Dilaudid Abuse

Addiction to Dilaudid is an extremely difficult uphill battle to overcome. However, it is not impossible. Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers are here to help defeat your addiction and achieve sober living once again. Dilaudid addiction not only affects individuals on a physical level, but on a psychological level as well. Dilaudid can lead to the development of cancer, weaken the immune system, and suppress the ability to regulate breathing. Dilaudid is also associated with depressive episodes, heightened levels of paranoia, and extreme levels of anxiety.

Although overcoming this powerful addiction may feel impossible to defeat, there are options available. At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we have built a qualified and dedicated staff that is here to ensure that you receive an individualized treatment plan to meet your goals for a sober life. You deserve to be living a healthy life full of happiness, and we are here to help you achieve these goals.