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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Benefits of Heroin Detox

Benefits of Receiving Heroin Detox Prior to Receiving Medication Assisted Treatment

It is estimated that 4.2 million Americans have openly admitted to trying heroin at least once in their lifetime. The number of individuals trying heroin has been on the rise in recent years, which is extremely worrisome.  Due to it being intravenously injected into the body, this strong and hazardous opioid puts users at risk for contracting blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS. Experts estimate that an addiction to heroin takes place in 25% of all individuals who try it.

Individuals who use heroin risk not only becoming regular abusers of it, but also developing a tolerance and addiction to the drug as well. Tolerance takes place when individuals have to increase the dosage of the drug taken in order to achieve the same effect that was once achieved by using a smaller dose. Tolerance drastically increases the chance that an individual may overdose.

The first step in overcoming an addiction to heroin is to cleanse the body of all traces of the drug. This first step is also referred to as detoxification or “detox.” When an individual becomes addicted to heroin, their body becomes used to having the drug in their system. Once the drug is removed from his or her system through detox, that person’s body experiences withdrawal symptoms, which can cause extreme amounts of both physical and emotional pain.

The following are among the more common symptoms experienced during heroin withdrawal:

  • Watery eyes and runny nose
  • Agitation
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Intense drug cravings
  • Diarrhea
  • Interrupted sleep patterns that can include insomnia
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Dilated pupils
  • Dizziness and confusion
  • Intense fatigue and weakness

Many individuals going through detox compare the symptoms to a painful case of the flu that can last for several weeks. Since these painful symptoms will disappear once heroin is reentered into the bloodstream, many individuals resort back to heroin use and relapse. There are treatment options available to help aid in detox that can lessen the intensity of withdrawal.

Many individuals seek treatment for heroin addiction at a licensed treatment center under the supervision of medical professionals. By doing so, the painful and risky symptoms that can accompany heroin withdrawal are lessened and the dangers of detox are decreased.

Medication assisted detox uses specific medications to help purge the body of heroin without the pain and cravings that would normally result. Suboxone (a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone), methadone, Subutex, and Vivitrol are all safe and effective medications that are used during treatment. When an individual consumes one of these medications they will avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms as well as additional cravings.

Buprenorphine and methadone work by interacting with the same brain receptors that are normally activated by heroin abuse. Methadone and buprenorphine however will not create the euphoric high like heroin does, which allows the individual to continue life as normal (driving, attending school, taking part in therapy sessions, and going to work). Many individuals who choose to use methadone or buprenorphine during detox will wean themselves off of these medications while other individuals decide to transition to long-term medication assisted maintenance.

Benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment

Benefits of Detoxing from Heroin with Medication Assisted Treatment

Individuals who attempt to withdrawal from heroin without the aid of professionals put themselves at risk for three experiences: discomfort, irritation, and disappointment. Many individuals find themselves using heroin again after their attempts at detoxing on their own fail. The personal frustration that can take place after failed detox attempts can cause low self-esteem and depression, which can feed into an individual’s dependence on the drug.

At West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we provide individuals struggling with heroin addiction the tools necessary to achieve sobriety. From initial detox through long-term maintenance, our team of dedicated medical professionals is here to provide individualized treatment to each patient that walks through our doors. Our medical staff provides patients with safe and effective medications, while our counselors aid patients in identifying and addressing the causes of their heroin abuse and resulting addiction.

West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers provides the medical and emotional support necessary to help patients successfully achieve a safe detox, while providing the tools necessary for long-term recovery.