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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Benefits of Opioid Detox

Benefits of Receiving Opioid Detox Prior to Receiving Medication Assisted Treatment

Individuals who find themselves addicted to opioids such as morphine, heroin, or prescription painkillers often do not start their use with the intent of becoming addicted. They do, however, quickly find themselves trapped in addiction’s tight grasp. There are treatment options available to overcome an addiction to opioids and help those struggling return to a substance-free life.

Often referred to as “detox”, detoxification is often the first step in treating an addiction to opioids. Detox involves eliminating opioids or other harmful substances from the body in order to move forward in the recovery process. In order to know if detoxification is required, it is first important to know if an addiction to opioids is a part of your or your loved one’s life. The following behavioral, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial signs and symptoms are often red flags that an addiction to opioids is present:

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Slurred speech
  • Stealing money
  • Holding multiple prescriptions for painkillers
  • Aggressively acting out
  • Owning drug paraphernalia
  • No longer participating in activities that were once enjoyed
  • Unjustified emotional outbursts that can include volatile behaviors

Physical symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Constricted pupils
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Decline in hygiene
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Slowed heart rate

Cognitive symptoms:

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Memory problems
  • Detachment from one’s surroundings
  • Poor concentration

Psychosocial symptoms:

  • Bouts of anger
  • Irritability
  • Depressed mood
  • Agitation
  • Anxious feelings

Individuals struggling with an opioid addiction will often suffer from multiple symptoms. When addiction is present, obtaining professional treatment is required in order to prevent further damage that can be deadly if an overdose takes place.

The most effective detox method available is medication assisted treatment. This treatment route uses specific prescription medications to help aid in alleviating the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. These medications are also used to ward off cravings for additional opioids so patients are able to focus on their recovery without the intense cravings that often occur with detoxification.

Benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment

Benefits of Detoxing from Opioids with Medication Assisted Treatment

Methadone, Subutex, Suboxone, and Vivitrol are medications that are commonly used within a medication assisted treatment program. By freeing patients up from the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal, these medications help patients become able to focus on the emotional and psychological components in order to ensure long-term recovery. Medication assisted treatment provides the mental clarity required to overcome an addiction to opioids.

At West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our knowledgeable staff utilizes the most progressive and up-to-date methods of medication and therapeutic treatment to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care. Our compassionate and dedicated staff is here to help you or someone you love take the first steps toward recovery.