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 Opana Abuse

Understanding Opana Abuse Recovery

Opana is a schedule II controlled substance that is typically prescribed for moderate to severe pain. This opioid agonist contains oxymorphone, which is given to patients who do not respond to other types of painkillers. Due to its strength, Opana is an extremely addictive prescription narcotic. If an individual becomes addicted to Opana and suddenly ceases consumption, painful withdrawal symptoms including mood changes, anxiety, and stomach cramping can take place. Yet, achieving sobriety does not need to be painful. One option available to combat the painful withdrawal symptoms that can take place is to take part in a medication-assisted treatment program.

Medication-assisted treatment at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers involves using specific prescription medications under the supervision of a qualified physician. These medications are used to combat any withdrawal symptoms that may take place while Opana exits from one’s system. From an emotional perspective, therapeutic interventions are used to help individuals focus on the psychological perspective of their addiction. By working together, therapy, along with medication-assisted treatment, allows patients to achieve sobriety in a safe and structured environment.

Medication-assisted treatment works by using specific prescription medications under the watchful supervision of a trained medical professional in order to decrease the severity of withdrawal from Opana. The dedicated team at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is here to help you achieve the sober life that you are capable of living.

Types of Treatment Offered

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

Our treatment program is tailored to meet the individualized needs of each patient that walks through our doors. We treat both men and women, aged 18 and older, who have been addicted to or abusing Opana as well as other opioids for a year or longer. Our compassionate and dedicated medical staff is comprised of nurses, counselors, and physicians who have specialized training in the treatment of addiction and withdrawal. Since each treatment plan varies depending on the individual patient, we offer the following treatment options:

Methadone: Methadone works by preventing cravings for Opana as well as reducing the withdrawal symptoms that can occur as an individual ceases their use of Opana. While on methadone, patients will not experience the euphoric high that is often associated with Opana use, but will be able to function in life’s daily activities such as working and driving. Methadone is taken daily and individual dosages will be discussed on an individualized basis with the attending physician.

Suboxone: Suboxone is a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine that works to decrease cravings and lessen the withdrawal symptoms of Opana. It is important to note that withdrawal symptoms can occur if an individual takes Opana (or another opioid) while on Suboxone.

Subutex: Classified as a partial opioid agonist-antagonist, Subutex is used to lessen withdrawal symptoms while diminishing cravings for Opana. Buprenorphine is the main ingredient in Subutex and is typically taken daily under the guidance of a qualified physician.

Vivitrol: Administered once monthly via injection, Vivitrol is a non-narcotic medication that reduces cravings for Opana and other opioids.

Individual and group therapy: Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers believe that in order for soberity to be fully achieved, individuals must incorporate a therapeutic approach into each treatment plan. Individual therapy sessions take place in a one-on-one setting between a counselor and patient. Sessions offer patients a safe environment in which to openly discuss their progress as well as talk about any concerns or questions that may arise regarding their recovery. Group therapy allows individuals the opportunity to discuss their progress and struggles with others who are also battling an addiction to Opana. Group therapy sessions are counselor-led and promote a safe environment to openly discuss struggles as well as achievements. Individuals gain support and strength from other participants in a controlled environment.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Opana Abuse

Opana not only affects the physical component of an individual but the emotional side of life as well. The mind of an individual addicted to Opana becomes fixated on the drug and how to obtain the next dosage. This mindset puts work, family, and friends on the back burner in terms of importance. Because of these skewed priorities, indviduals are more likely to struggle at work, lose important relationships, and find themselves in financial trouble. Individuals addicted to Opana open themselves up to the possibility of overdose, which can be life-threatening if left untreated.

If you or someone you love has become trapped in the cycle of an addiction to Opana, the team at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is here to help. The first step to recovery is just a phone call away.