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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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Fentanyl Addiction

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Proudly serving Central Virginia, our methadone clinics provide adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from Fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone, and other opiates.

Understanding Fentanyl Abuse

Understanding Fentanyl Abuse Recovery

Fentanyl is a prescription synthetic opioid narcotic medication that is prescribed to treat and avert pain after medical procedures. Fentanyl works with the opiate receptors in the brain by increasing the level of dopamine that is released. These receptors are responsible for controlling emotions and pain, which causes a rush of euphoria and extreme relaxation when activated. Due to these euphoric feelings, Fentanyl becomes an extremely addictive substance.

Treatment options are available for individuals who are struggling with an addiction to Fentanyl. One option is medication-assisted treatment. Medication-assisted treatment combines the use of specific medications to lower cravings, while preventing the painful withdrawal symptoms that take place during Fentanyl withdrawal. By working with the healthcare professionals at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers in a medication-assisted treatment program, individuals are able to achieve the clarity of mind required to move forward on a path of sobriety.

Types of Treatment Offered

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

We are a network of providers specializing in providing outpatient care to men and women, aged 18 and older, who are struggling with an addiction to Fentanyl. Our compassionate staff is comprised of highly trained physicians, nurses, and counselors who specialize in the field of addiction and recovery.

The therapeutic and medication-assisted treatments available at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers include:

Suboxone: Suboxone works by lowering the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms of Fentanyl, while also decreasing cravings for the drug. Suboxone has been approved for use by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under close monitoring from a medical professional in a medication-assisted treatment program. Suboxone is the combination of naloxone and buprenorphine. Naloxone guards the individual against abusing and overdosing while buprenorphine offers reprieve from painful withdrawal symptoms.

Methadone: Methadone has been proven to be a safe and effective route to take in the treatment of Fentanyl addiction under the close supervision of a medical professional. Methadone interacts with the same brain receptors that are normally activated by Fentanyl. However, methadone does not create a euphoric high, which allows individuals to continue life as normal (driving a car and going to work, etc.). Methadone aids in lessening the painful side effects of Fentanyl withdrawal.

Subutex (Buprenorphine): Subutex, like Suboxone, contains buprenorphine. Because Subutex does not contain naloxone, many individuals in a medication-assisted treatment program will begin on Subutex and transition onto Suboxone for long-term maintenance. Subutex aids in lessening the withdrawal symptoms associated with Fentanyl minus the euphoric high associated with Fentanyl use.

Vivitrol: Vivitrol is an injected medication administered monthly to curb cravings and suppress painful withdrawal symptoms due to Fentanyl addiction. Vivitrol is intended to be a longer-lasting option while methadone, Suboxone, and Subutex are given daily. The main ingredient in Vivitrol is naltrexone hydrochloride, which helps individuals avoid the uncomfortable cravings and withdrawal symptoms from Fentanyl.

Individual therapy: The dedicated and knowledgeable staff at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers believes that in order for treatment to be successful, a combination of medication-assisted treatment must be paired with therapeutic interventions as well. Medication works on the physical side of withdrawal and therapeutic intervention works by gaining a deeper understanding of what caused the addiction to Fentanyl in the first place and how to progress towards sobriety. Individual therapy allows the patient and a counselor to communicate the progress of treatment, as well as to address any questions that may arise throughout treatment. This one-on-one design allows a safe environment for individuals to discuss their treatment with a qualified counselor.

Group therapy: Group therapy sessions are also offered at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers. These counselor-led sessions allow individuals to come together with others who are struggling with Fentanyl or other opioid addictions in a safe environment. Together, individuals are able to discuss their struggles and progress amongst others who truly understand the pathway to sober living. Clients are able to gain insights and encouragement from others who are also struggling with many of the same emotions and physical roadblocks due to Fentanyl addiction.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl addiction can cause both physical and emotional pains on the individual trapped in its addictive grasp. Physical symptoms include immune system depression, feelings of drowsiness, as well as intense gastrointestinal issues. Emotionally, Fentanyl use can create a lack of motivation, as well as an overall personality change. These changes can cause an inability to handle responsibilities at work, job loss, financial issues, and additional stressors.

Although overcoming Fentanyl addiction can seem impossible and extremely overwhelming, there is hope. At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we have the tools and resources necessary to help you achieve a sober life once again. Our dedicated and compassionate team is here to help provide you with the instruments necessary to successfully get back on the road to sobriety.