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 Hydrocodone Abuse

Understanding Hydrocodone Abuse Recovery

Hydrocodone is classified as an opioid and is typically prescribed to alleviate intense pain. This prescription medication can be extremely addictive to individuals who are prescribed it by their physician. The symptoms that accompany withdrawal from hydrocodone are often negative enough to keep individuals from seeking treatment for their addiction. For individuals who become addicted to this substance, medication-assisted treatment is an effective way to overcome addiction and get back onto the path of sober living.

Medication-assisted treatment involves the use of specific medication to help aid in the recovery process. These medications are carefully dosed to meet the specific criteria of each individual patient. Medications are used to limit the dangerous effects of opioids, lessening withdrawal symptoms, and to curb cravings. This type of treatment is extremely effective and gives individuals trapped in a life of addiction a fresh start and a new life without being shackled down by the chains of addiction.

The trained professional staff at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers are here to help you achieve a sober life once again. We offer medication-assisted treatment, which is not only a safe, but also an effective way in helping individuals overcome their addiction to hydrocodone. By combining therapy (both individual and group) with medication-assisted treatment, long-term recovery is achievable. Our supportive and nurturing staff is here to help aid in your pathway to recovery.

Types of Treatment Offered

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

Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers are a network of outpatient providers. We provide a variety of supervised medication-assisted treatment options for those who are addicted to opiates (such as hydrocodone). Adults (aged 18+) who have been abusing opiates for more than a year are eligible to take part in the treatments that we offer. Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers are made up of a team of physicians, nurses, and counselors who work collectively to create an individualized treatment plan for each of our patients to aid in their recovery.

Both therapeutic interventions and medications are used in our treatment plans. These interventions and possible medications are:

Suboxone: Suboxone contains naloxone and buprenorphine and is used to reduce the withdrawal symptoms and lessen cravings associated with opiate addiction. The dosage of Suboxone is tailored to the individual, but it is typically taken daily. Should an individual attempt to consume an opiate (such as hydrocodone) while on Suboxone, symptoms of withdrawal can take place.

Subutex: Subutex works by lowering cravings and diminishing the symptoms of withdrawal from opiates, such as hydrocodone. Subutex’s active ingredient is buprenorphine, which classifies it as a partial opioid agonist-antagonist. This means that the opioid effects are blocked while the symptoms of withdrawal are decreased. By doing this, the patient is able to focus on his or her recovery without dealing with the many physical side effects of withdrawal. Typically, Subutext is taken daily, but the specifics of dosage will be discussed individually between patient and physician.

Methadone: Methadone is an opioid agonist that prevents individuals addicted to opioids (such as hydrocodone) from experiencing withdrawal symptoms and further cravings for the narcotic.

Methadone users will not experience the euphoric high that is associated with the use of an opioid. Methadone is taken daily and dosing amounts are individualized to each specific user. Dosages will decrease over time, which will result in true sobriety.       

Vivitrol: Vivitrol is used to decrease cravings for opiates, including hydrocodone. Vivitrol is a non-addictive, non-narcotic medication that is Naltrexone-based. Vivitrol is given once monthly via injection. Like other medication used in medication-assisted treatment programs, individual dosages will be discussed between physician and patient.

Individual and group therapy: Both individual and group therapy is available to pair with medication-assisted treatments. By pairing therapy with medication-assisted treatments, individuals are able to get on a successful path towards sobriety and recovery. Group therapy creates a strong support system amongst others who are going through similar struggles with their addiction. Individual therapy takes place between a counselor and patient where patients can openly discuss their emotions in a private session.   

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Hydrocodone Abuse

With the aid of our professional staff, overcoming your addiction to hydrocodone is possible. Since withdrawal from hydrocodone is known to be uncomfortable, many resort back to using hydrocodone to avoid these emotional and physical pains. Having the tools to successfully overcome addiction is the key to long-term recovery.

Since hydrocodone is a habit-forming substance, users are at an increased risk of abusing other opiates (prescription painkillers or heroin) as well. Along with the physical and psychological effects of hydrocodone use, the increased risk for overdosing and fatality is a constant risk. Thankfully, treatment is available for individuals struggling with addiction.

Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is here to help you or someone you know overcome their addiction to hydrocodone. We offer the support and necessary tools to get your life back on track towards a sober life.