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 West 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 West 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 Heroin Abuse

Understanding Heroin Abuse Recovery

Heroin is an extremely addictive substance. Heroin works by lowering an individual’s central nervous system, which results in intense feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and detachment from one’s surroundings, all while inhibiting the user’s ability to feel pain. Once heroin enters the bloodstream, the anticipated high takes place quickly, which makes this drug extremely appealing to many individuals. Once the high begins to wear off, many individuals struggle with the extremely painful and, in some cases life-threatening, withdrawal period that follows.

Many individuals continue the cycle of heroin abuse simply because the withdrawal symptoms are so uncomfortable and unpleasant. Although the individual may strongly yearn for a sober life free from the grips of heroin addiction, often the withdrawal symptoms that accompany this process are too intense to go through resulting in resuming use of this drug. Luckily, there are treatment options available that can help ward off painful withdrawal symptoms and allow an individual to obtain a healthy sober life once again.

Medication assisted treatment is a common first step that many individuals take on their road to recovery. Treatment of this kind involves the use of specific prescription medications that are used to lower cravings, prevent intense withdrawal symptoms, and lessen the dangerous effects that can take place with prolonged heroin abuse. These medications allow individuals to achieve the clear mind that is necessary to focus on recovery.

The dedicated and professional staff at West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is here to help you achieve sobriety through a combination of medication assisted treatment, as well as therapeutic interventions. Our staff is here to help you achieve the happy, healthy, and heroin-free life that you are capable of living.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Heroin Abuse at West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers

Providing outpatient medication assisted treatment for individuals, aged 18 and older, who are struggling with an addiction to heroin, West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers are a network of providers that are here to help. Our dedicated staff of nurses, physicians, and counselors is devoted to provide individualized treatment to each patient. Individuals who seek treatment at West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers may take place in the following therapeutic services when making the choice to recover with us:

Methadone: Research has proven that methadone is a safe and effective route to take for the treatment of heroin addiction. Under the supervision of a physician, individuals will be given methadone to help offset the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that may take place. Interacting with the brain receptors that heroin normally triggers, methadone use will not result in a euphoric high, which means individuals are able to continue life as normal.

Suboxone: Suboxone is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medication that is used to lower cravings and diminish painful withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone and buprenorphine are the two main components of Suboxone and work by providing the individual reprieve from cravings (buprenorphine) and protecting against overdosing and further abuse (naloxone).

Subutex (Buprenorphine): Containing buprenorphine as its main component, Subutex is often given to patients prior to Suboxone. Since Suboxone contains buprenorphine as well as naloxone, many treatment programs will transition onto Suboxone for long-term maintenance. Subutex is used for lowering cravings, as well as fending off painful withdrawal symptoms.

Vivitrol: Given once monthly via injection, Vivitrol includes naltrexone hydrochloride as its main chemical component to prevent individuals from craving heroin. Vivitrol also lowers any withdrawal symptoms that may take place during treatment.

Individual therapy: The team at West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers strongly believes that in order for treatment to be fully productive, individuals must also take place in therapeutic interventions. Medication assisted treatment works to target the physical side of addiction and withdrawal, while therapy targets the emotional aspect. Individual therapy takes place between a trained counselor and patient and allows the individual receiving treatment to openly discuss treatment, progress made, and lets patients ask any questions or discuss concerns that may take place during treatment.

Group therapy: Group therapy sessions are also available to patients seeking treatment at West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers. Group sessions are counselor-led and provide patients a safe, educational, and structured environment in which to openly discuss their progress and setbacks amongst others who truly understand the struggles associated with heroin addiction and withdrawal. Individuals are able to gain support and inspiration from their peers as they move forward in their journey toward recovery.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Heroin Abuse

Heroin addiction can cause multiple emotional and physical roadblocks in the lives of those battling this type of chemical dependency. If professional treatment is not received, the end result can turn deadly. Those struggling with addiction often put their use of this substance before their loved ones and occupation. This choice can lead to job loss and mass financial difficulties, as well as the demise of meaningful relationships. Physically, those addicted to heroin can experience heart attack, stroke, seizures, vital organ damage, as well as an increased risk of contracting hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS. Emotionally, heroin use can intensify preexisting mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety. If left untreated, the symptoms of such mental health conditions can eventually accompany suicidal ideation.

Although defeating an addiction to heroin may feel impossible, there are routes that can be taken to lead to sobriety. At West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our knowledgeable and compassionate staff is here to help you down the road to recovery. A life free from heroin is within your reach.