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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Central Virginia Subutex Clinics for Opioid Addiction

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

How It Works and Is It Safe?

How Subutex Treatment Works

Subutex is an opioid partial agonist-antagonist, and is used to treat those who are suffering from an opioid addiction. Made up of buprenorphine hydrochloride, it is given on a daily basis in a dissolvable tablet. Subutex is a substance frequently used in medication-assisted treatment programs because not only does it help prevent withdrawal symptoms from being overwhelming, but it also curbs the cravings that always accompany an opioid addiction. Subutex is extremely beneficial for these reasons, and is even more beneficial in helping individuals stay focused on their treatment as opposed to an opioid’s disturbing side effects.

Subutex received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002, and from then on, it has been one of the number one choices for treating opioid dependency issues. There has been a great deal of research surrounding the use of Subutex and all of it has been able to deem it a safe medication as it does not produce the same negative side effects as regular opioids (and their abuse) would. One of the major benefits of Subutex is that individuals will not achieve the same high as they would by abusing other opioids. As a result, they will not have to worry about their lives being disrupted by cognitive impairments or poor daily functioning. When taken under the supervision of professionals at a medication-assisted treatment program, Subutex can work wonders by helping individuals focus on their primary goal of recovery.

While Subutex is incredibly effective in treating opioid addiction, it can, like many other prescription medications, cause side effects. Individuals who are considering taking Subutex to help manage an opioid addiction should be aware that side effects can occur, and educate themselves on what those effects might be by speaking with his or her physician.

The Effectiveness of Treatment

The Effectiveness of Subutex Treatment

Numerous studies have supported the fact that Subutex is highly effective in treating opioid addiction. Individuals who utilize Subutex as a part of their overall treatment program see fewer cravings for opioid drugs. In addition, these same individuals report that the use of Subutex is key in helping reduce and nearly eliminate all withdrawal symptoms that accompany detox.

In general, Subutex is an incredibly effective and beneficial tool to utilize when participating in recovery from opioid addiction, as it helps allow individuals to heal from their past history of abuse with a clear, focused mindset.

The Benefits Treatment & Counseling

The Benefits of Subutex Treatment & Counseling

When substance abuse treatment involves Subutex, there are three primary phases of treatment and therapeutic interventions that help bring about a healthy and effective recovery process. Those who utilize Subutex will likely go through the following phases:

Induction: When a person is initially introduced to Subutex and stops using opioids, he or she begins the induction phase. This phase usually occurs during the first stages of withdrawal.

Stabilization: Individuals will begin seeing that their withdrawal phase is ending, and they are no longer attempting to fight off withdrawal symptoms and/or cravings. At this time, the dosage of Subutex can be altered based on the individual’s needs.

Maintenance: During the maintenance phase, individuals have been stabilized and begin discussing ending their Subutex use or beginning the use of another medication.

Throughout each one of these steps, it is recommended that individuals also participate in counseling. Both individual and group counseling can help an individual uncover, address, and work through the underlying issues that caused them to use opioids in the first place. Counseling can also aid in helping build coping skills, celebrate successes, overcome upsets, and share experiences with others in an effort to obtain and provide support. Studies have proven that simultaneously receiving counseling while participating in a medication-assisted treatment program works against the likelihood of relapse.

How to Support Your Loved One During Medication-Assisted Treatment: Loved ones of an individual who is receiving Subutex can be an extremely beneficial resource to this individual, as they can provide support and encouragement during this time. In addition, these very same loved ones should also reach out for support if needed, as watching a loved one go through both an addiction and the recovery process can be taxing. However, it is important that loved ones work to play an active role in the individual’s recovery, as doing so can help bring about an understanding of addiction, as well as the ability to rebuild relationships.

How You Can Be Successful in a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program: If you are considering the use of a medication-assisted treatment program that utilizes Subutex, there are a number of ways that you can find success:

  • Contact your provider if you are struggling with addiction-related issues so you can receive additional care.
  • Let any and all concerns be known while taking Subutex. Your provider has the ability to help adjust your dosage if necessary.
  • Participate in all individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Follow all treatment recommendations given to you by your provider.
  • Do not use opioids while taking Subutex.
Side Effects

The Side Effects of Subutex

All prescription medications come with some side effects and some are more dangerous than others. Before taking Subutex, it is important that you speak with your physician about potential food interactions, health conditions, and possible drug interactions. Many side effects can occur because of these issues; therefore, talking about your background with your physician can help you avoid experiencing them.

Prior to taking Subutex, it is critical to be aware of the possible side effects and recognize that as the dosage is increased the likelihood of these side effects occurring is similarly increased.

Most common side effects:

  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Back pain
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Weakness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Infections
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Withdrawal symptoms

Fairly common side effects:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Dizziness
  • Chills
  • Nervousness
  • Tiredness
  • Runny eyes

Less common side effects:

  • Upset stomach
  • Accidental injury
  • Fever
  • Abscesses

At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we are always here to talk with you about any and all questions you or a loved one might have about using Subutex. Feel free to reach out and contact us right now.