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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How do I know if Methadone is right for me?

Methadone is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medication that is frequently used to treat opioid dependence.  Research concluded that the use of methadone is extremely safe especially when used within a medication-assisted treatment program. Methadone has been used to help aid individuals in recovery from an addiction to morphine and heroin, as well as an addiction to prescription painkillers. Methadone works by averting an individual’s opioid cravings while simultaneously decreasing the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.

In order to receive medication through a medication-assisted treatment program, you (or someone struggling with opioid addiction) must first discuss this route with a treatment provider. The use of methadone is not suitable for every treatment plan, so all medication options must be reviewed in order to start on the most appropriate path towards a successful recovery.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

As with other controlled substances, there is a risk of becoming dependent on methadone. By working under the supervision of qualified professionals in a medication-assisted treatment program setting, your risk for developing a chemical dependency to methadone is reduced. Methadone is dispensed at the center where the individual is treated so that the dosage is controlled, which minimizes the risk of abusing the drug.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

A positive result will not show up if a drug screen is required while taking methadone. A positive result is produced if the individual has opioids or other substances in his or her system, but a specific type of drug test would be required in order to detect methadone within the system.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

Since every individual and his or her path to recovery is different, the length of time required to be on methadone will vary. If the route of a medication-assisted treatment program that includes methadone is under consideration, it is important to discuss the period of time that will be required to be on methadone with your treatment provider.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Since methadone can interact with other medications, it is imperative that you openly communicate about other medications that you may be on with your physician prior to starting to incorporate methadone into your treatment. It is also important to note that using other narcotics, alcohol, and opioids while on methadone is not recommended.

What if I no longer wish to take Methadone? Can I stop or switch to a different medication?

Since withdrawal symptoms can occur if methadone use is suddenly halted, it is important that individuals gradually wean off of methadone under the watchful supervision of a trained professional. The length at which each individual uses methadone varies from patient to patient. While working with a medication-assisted treatment program, other medication options may be available that more closely fit the requirements of each individual. Openly communicating concerns or questions about the length of time required to be on methadone is necessary between the patient and his or her treatment professional. Each treatment plan and each individual is different, so the required length of methadone consumption will be different as well.

What is the cost for Methadone treatment?

Treatment at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient. Because of this, the cost to obtain treatment varies from patient to patient. Payment method, services required, and the specific medication received can all play a part in the final cost of treatment. Please feel free to contact one of our dedicated intake experts to learn more about Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers. We look forward to speaking with you.