Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Sandhills CTC Cluster 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Sandhills CTC Cluster.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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 Co-Gesic Abuse

Understanding Co-Gesic Abuse Recovery

Co-Gesic, a narcotic pain medication, is comprised of both acetaminophen and hydrocodone, and is utilized to treat moderate to severe pain. Co-Gesic can be highly addictive, which is why when it is being consumed, a person should be supervised by his or her healthcare provider. When this medication is taken in excessive amounts or for purposes that are not of medical need, an individual can become high. As a result, individuals can start chasing after that high, leading to the development of an addiction. Once an addiction to Co-Gesic develops, it can be nearly impossible to overcome it without professional help.

Luckily, there are treatment options that can help individuals who are addicted to Co-Gesic stop their dangerous abuse of this medication. Medication assisted treatment is one of the most effective forms of treatment that individuals can obtain to defeat an addiction such as this. This form of care includes the use of medications that are effective in curbing cravings and diminishing withdrawal symptoms linked to the cessation of Co-Gesic abuse. These medications are also effective in blocking the dangerous effects of this substance on the body and brain. By consuming these medications under the watchful eye of a medical professional, individuals can obtain the peace of mind that will allow them to fully focus on their recovery.

At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our certified and licensed staff of medical and mental health professionals supplies and monitors this type of treatment so that individuals can put an end to their dangerous abuse. Here at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we want to aid you in developing a new lifestyle that supports happiness, health, and freedom from the constraints of Co-Gesic addiction.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Co-Gesic Abuse Recovery at North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers

Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers is a network of providers that specialize in the care of individuals aged 18 and older who are battling Co-Gesic addiction. The immensely talented and empathetic doctors, nurses, and counselors at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers are committed to providing individualized treatment plans for each patient based on his or her needs. The variety of medication assisted treatments and therapies that we provide at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers include:

Methadone: Methadone works by interacting with the receptors in the brain that are stimulated by the presence of opioids like Co-Gesic. However, methadone does not create the same high that comes with the abuse of an opioid such as this. Therefore, patients who are consuming methadone can still continue to go to work, drive a car, and more without being high or burdened with the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that develop when Co-Gesic is no longer being abused.

Suboxone: Suboxone received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2002 for use in opioid addiction treatment programs. This medication is effective in decreasing cravings for continued opioid abuse, as well as stopping the withdrawal symptoms that emerge when an opioid like Co-Gesic is no longer being used. Suboxone is the brand name for the blend of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is effective in providing relief from the above listed concerns, while naloxone helps stop further opioid abuse and overdose.

Subutex (buprenorphine): Similar to Suboxone, Subutex contains buprenorphine, which helps alleviate cravings for Co-Gesic abuse and the withdrawal symptoms that come from cessation of use. Subutex is able to provide these benefits without creating an unwelcomed high. In many instances, patients begin their treatment on Subutex and then transition over to Suboxone for long-term care.

Vivitrol: Vivitrol is different than Subutex, methadone, and Suboxone in that it is not consumed orally and on a daily basis. Instead, Vivitrol is injected once a month, as it is a long-lasting medication. With its primary ingredient being naltrexone hydrochloride, Vivitrol is effective in curbing drug cravings and decreasing the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.

Individual therapy: Here at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we believe in the inclusion of individual therapy into all treatment plans, as we feel that it helps those grappling with opioid addiction see longer lasting results. While medication addresses the physical aspects of Co-Gesic addiction, individual therapy can provide relief from the psychological, behavioral, and emotional aspects of an individual’s addiction. Led by a counselor in a one-on-one setting, individuals can uncover the underlying causes behind the development and the continuation of a Co-Gesic abuse, as well as discuss any progress and/or issues that occur while in treatment.

Group therapy: As a complement to the one-on-one individual therapy sessions that patients obtain, we, at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, encourage patients to engage in group therapy, as this form of treatment is designed to offer supportive and helpful interactions with others in a supervised setting. By engaging in group therapy, individuals can work together to make progress in their efforts to recover as they share personal insights, support, and encouragement with one another. Group therapy sessions are led by trained counselors who are skilled in offering information, empathy, and a safe environment for individuals to come together and be productive.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Co-Gesic Abuse

Continued abuse of an opioid such as Co-Gesic can lead to the development of a variety of dangers. When an individual develops a substance abuse problem to a medication like Co-Gesic, he or she will begin putting his or her addiction above everything else in his or her life. Finding ways to obtain and constantly consume his or her drug of choice will become more important than anything else, causing breakdowns in relationships and possible job loss.

In addition, the abuse of Co-Gesic can cause users to experience physical side effects that can include lightheadedness, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, and more. More serious physical side effects of Co-Gesic addiction can include difficulty urinating, severe abdominal pain, seizures, and fainting. An individual who is addicted to Co-Gesic is at an increased risk for experiencing mental health and related issues. The longer that this medication is abused, the more likely it becomes that an individual will overdose. Luckily, there is treatment available so that these side effects can be avoided.

Defeating an addiction to Co-Gesic can be stressful and seem almost impossible for those who are stuck in the cycle of addiction. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our skilled and focused experts are determined to help lead you towards making the decisions that will save your life and allow you to overcome your addiction so you can begin living a healthy, drug-free life once more.

Adults who meet certain financial and residential criteria may be eligible to receive free treatment at Pinehurst CTC through June 30, 2021.

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