Chesapeake Methadone Treatment


The Chesapeake Treatment Center

The Chesapeake Treatment Center
109 Wimbledon Square, Suite H
Chesapeake, VA   23320

Phone: (757) 410-8244
Website: www.ctcofva.com

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Mission

At The Chesapeake Treatment Center we are committed to providing quality, cost-effective treatment services to any chemically addicted person in a private setting that enables individuals to return to or exceed previous levels of functioning and success, and to treat each and every individual with dignity and respect at all times.

Vision

Our vision is to be the best provider for individuals seeking private, personalized, medication-assisted treatment. We will provide individualized treatment services tailored to the needs of each patient, leaving nothing out of the patient’s needs.

Philosophy

At The Chesapeake Treatment Center we believe that addiction to heroin and other opiates is a disease. We provide comprehensive addictive disease treatment services that treat the whole individual – physically, mentally and spiritually. We create an individual treatment plan with each client that utilizes intensive counseling in coordination with withdrawal-stabilizing medication to help our patient’s achieve the highest possible state of stability. We believe that the therapeutic success of any medication-assisted treatment center lies primarily within the strength of its counseling component and the qualifications of the counseling staff.

Goal

The Chesapeake Treatment Center has an overall goal of providing cost effective, comprehensive counseling services to any opiate addicted person with the promise of a patient first approach to treatment. We believe that this type of environment is one that will nurture our patients back to a healthy, happy lifestyle with an overall emphasis on increasing the quality of life for every patient who enters our doors. We will provide these services in a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere where patients will feel safe to share their struggles, as well as their hope for their futures. Our program will enroll any opiate-addicted persons over the age of eighteen, without regard to race, color, religion, gender or physical limitations.

 
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Chesapeake has several options for opioid treatment providing either methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling, or suboxone. Typically available via local physicians is suboxone (with buprenorphine) which provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.





Chesapeake Methadone Clinics
The Chesapeake Treatment Center 109 Wimbledon Square,
Suite H
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 410-8244
Affinity Healthcare Group 3356 Western Branch Blvd.
Suite F
Chesapeake, VA 23321
(757) 673-3644

 

Chesapeake Buprenorphine Providers
Affinity Healthcare Group 3356 Western Branch Blvd.
Suite F
Chesapeake, VA 23321
(757) 673-3644
Joginder Pal, M.D. 1403 Greenbrier Parkway

Suite 215

Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 392-4959
Raymond Iglecia, M.D. Chesapeake Medical Institute

300 Medical Pkwy, Suite 116

Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 547-2472
Ivor Purchas, M.D. 3356 Western Branch Boulevard

Suite F

Chesapeake, VA 23321
(757) 673-3644
Chesapeake Opioid Addiction Treatment


Affinity Healthcare Group

Affinity Healthcare Group
3356 Western Branch Blvd, Suite F
Chesapeake, VA   23321

Phone: (757) 673-3644

Website: AffinityHealthClinics.com

We provide medically supervised Methadone and Suboxone (Buprenorphine) maintenance treatment to individuals who are attempting to overcome an addiction to or dependence upon heroin or other opioids.

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Location of Affinity Healthcare Group

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Suboxone Facilitates Safety and Recovery

suboxone-doctorSuboxone is a leading medication in the treatment of opioid dependence and has been available since 2002 when the FDA approved Subutex (buprenorphine hydrochloride) and Suboxone tablets (buprenorphine hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride).

Suboxone tablets have since been replaced by the thin sublingual suboxone film that is also dissolved under the tongue. While methadone has been highly successful for several decades, suboxone has expanded the range of options for those suffering with opioid withdrawal.

Fighting off opioid withdrawal is at the core of opioid addiction and is chiefly responsible for the stress that addicted individuals feel as they try to function normally each day. Suboxone not only helps patients eliminate opioid withdrawal sickness and associated cravings, but it also brings the opportunity to function again as an employee, a parent, or a spouse.

Many patients report not only feeling relief from the welcomed absence of withdrawal sickness, but recapturing the focus necessary to make strides in other important areas of their … Read more

Methadone Maintenance For Opioid Treatment

methadone-and-opioid-treatmentOpioid Treatment is a category that includes several different interventions or approaches relating to opioid use disorders. People sometimes mistake opioid treatment for “opioid detox” when they are technically two different processes.

Opioid detox refers to the process of helping an opioid addicted individual discontinue their use of opioids and be medically monitored as the body withdraws from them. In a supervised setting, a person is typically assisted through a short-term opioid detox (3-10 days) by the administration of various medications used to manage withdrawal symptoms like clonidine (to guard against high blood pressure), vistaril (to reduce nausea and anxiety), and even buprenorphine (to minimize the severity of the opioid withdrawal process).

There are also variations on an opioid detox referred to as a taper. A taper often occurs on an outpatient basis and involves a more gradual reduction in dosage of either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) over time. This taper may take as long as 90 days and … Read more

Pregnancy and Opioid Treatment

pregnancyWhen a woman is pregnant and addicted to opioids, she faces extraordinary stress and very often a wave of judgment from those around her that is emotionally painful and difficult to deal with. The criticism of others is understandable since no one wants to see an unborn baby placed at risk through the mother’s drug use. But this cauldron of angry emotion and public condemnation often overwhelms a pregnant mother, who may already feel guilty, and it pushes her further into isolation and inaction. This isolation only places the mother and unborn baby at greater risk of overdose and possible miscarriage.

Fact: It has been thoroughly researched and the findings conclusive that pregnant opioid-addicted women have a much better chance of carrying their baby to term and having a healthy baby when the mother is receiving medication-assisted treatment. Every day, addicted mothers receiving methadone or buprenorphine give birth to healthy babies that thrive and develop normally.

Methadone and buprenorphine … Read more

BHG Offering Methadone and Suboxone in Memphis

bhg-logoTennessee is a leading state in the incidence of opioid addiction and opioid overdose. This is most likely a direct result of Tennessee being ranked one of the country’s leading states for the prescription of opioids as well as benzodiazepines like xanax and klonopin.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that 46 people die every day in the United States from overdose on prescription painkillers. They also have documented that 259 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2012 alone by U.S. healthcare providers. This stunning proliferation of opioids has sparked national concerns about opioid addiction and why painkillers have been made so readily available.

In Tennessee, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) have responded to the crisis by providing opioid treatment in a variety of Tennessee cities. They currently operate three clinics in Memphis: Memphis North, Memphis Mid-Town, and Memphis South Treatment Centers under the BHG banner.

BHG also have clinics in Knoxville, NashvilleRead more

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdose and Saves Lives

naloxone-kitMore communities across the U.S. are facing the devastation of opioid overdose. The impact on families is profound as they often struggle with questions of “Could we have done more?” and ponder what else must be done to address this growing national epidemic.

Highlighted in the news this week was the heroin overdose death of a Louisville cheerleader and the suspected opioid overdose death of a 27 year old man in North Carolina found slumped behind the wheel of his pick-up truck with an empty bottle of painkillers and a spoon beside him.

Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist and consequently knocks opiates off of the body’s opioid receptor sites thus reversing central nervous system and respiratory depression which are the most dangerous consequences of opioid overdose. In many cases, naloxone quickly restores breathing and allows overdose victims to regain consciousness in a relatively short period of time. Naloxone … Read more

Canadian Press Publishes Article on Benefits of Methadone

canadian-methadone-clinicsFurther validating the merits of opioid treatment using methadone is a recent article by The Canadian Press outlining the findings of Canada’s Medical Health Officer in British Columbia, Dr. Perry Kendall.

Dr. Kendall’s report documents that individuals in opioid substitution therapy are twice as likely to survive compared to those who obtain opioids illegally on the street. Those in opioid addiction therapy were also found to be much more cost effective to society (about $4200 per year for treatment) compared to those with untreated addictions whose costs are estimated to be $45,000 per year collectively in health complications, law enforcement involvement, and other social problems such as loss of income.

The province of British Columbia is currently treating over 15,000 residents for opioid addiction. Their health minister, Terry Lake, is quoted as saying that he was encouraged by the findings in the report and that he knows opioid substitution therapy is not only saving lives, but equates to significant savings … Read more