Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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.

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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • 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

West Virginia Vivitrol Clinic for Opioid Addiction

Now accepting Medicare! Please call today for more information.

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Proudly serving West Virginia, our Vivitrol 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 Vivitrol Treatment Works

Utilizing an extended-release version of naltrexone, Vivitrol is an opioid-antagonist medication that is prescribed to treat opioid addiction. First approved for use in opioid treatment programs in 1984 by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Vivitrol is given once monthly via injection as a part of medication assisted treatment programming. Vivitrol was first approved for use in alcohol treatment in 2006 and for opioid addiction treatment in 2010. When taken under the guidance of a medical professional within a medication assisted treatment program, Vivitrol is an extremely safe and effective option for patients struggling with an addiction to opioids for both short and long-term use. Since naltrexone does increase a patient’s risk for damage to their liver, it is important for individuals to complete a full physical examination prior to taking Vivitrol.

Since naltrexone is not safe for use by pregnant women, those who are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant should discuss other medication options with their physician. Individuals who have taken opioids in the past seven days should also refrain from utilizing Vivitrol as well. As is the case with most prescription medications, side effects can take place, which is why patients are urged to discuss the safety and side effects of Vivitrol with their physician in order to determine if Vivitrol is the appropriate treatment route to take.

The Effectiveness of Treatment

The Effectiveness of Vivitrol Treatment

Numerous studies have confirmed the effectiveness of Vivitrol when used as directed. One recent study reported that patients who were prescribed Vivitrol reported an average of 99.2% opioid-free days. It was also noted that opioid cravings among those taking Vivitrol were much lower than those who did not take Vivitrol.

Another study concluded that the majority of patients who were prescribed Vivitrol within their medication assisted treatment program continued to experience success while receiving Vivitrol for 12 months following the conclusion of the study. 50% of the patients remained completely opioid-free, zero patients reported any serious reactions at the site of injection, and the majority of patients reported positive results, including a reduction in drug cravings and an improvement in quality of life.

The Benefits of Treatment & Counseling

The Benefits of Vivitrol Treatment & Counseling

West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers believe that in order for Vivitrol to be fully effective, therapeutic interventions must also be incorporated into treatment as well. By utilizing both group and individual therapy, patients are provided the opportunity to gain insight and support into the emotional aspects of addiction and recovery.

How You Can Be Successful in a Medication Assisted Treatment Program: In order to be successful within a comprehensive treatment program, patients must first understand the long-term recovery takes both time and effort. The process will require individuals to commit to their health and recovery while making the changes necessary to achieve sobriety. It is also important to understand that the medical professionals within treatment are there to help you progress towards long-term recovery. By taking an honest and open look at past actions, patients are given the opportunity to make changes moving forward without the aid of opioids. When patients first enter treatment, they must change their mindset by ceasing all excuses and acknowledge the fact that changes must be made in order to achieve their goals. Finally, patients must realize that the path to long-term recovery is not a short or easy one. Although there may be setbacks along the way, individuals must remain committed to their treatment and progress and in doing so, recovery can be achieved.

How to Support Your Loved One during Medication Assisted Treatment: Although watching someone you love struggle with an addiction may cause frustration and heartbreak, you must remind yourself that your support and dedication very well may be the reason why they finally entered treatment. Your support may be the difference between returning to opioids and continuing with treatment. When someone you love enters a treatment program, you must obtain support for yourself as well. Through family and individual counseling services, you will be able to gain the education and support required in order for you to support your loved one throughout their recovery journey.

Side Effects

The Side Effects of Vivitrol

The following have been reported as potential side effects associated with the use of Vivitrol:

  • Fatigue
  • Dental pain
  • Liver damage
  • Pain, swelling, or scabbing near the injection site
  • Depression
  • Shortness of breath, persistent cough, or other respiratory problems
  • Decreased appetite
  • Runny nose and watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea

For more specific information about Vivitrol as well as information about the other treatment options available at West Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please contact our dedicated intake team today.