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 Dilaudid Abuse

Understanding Dilaudid Abuse Recovery

The prescription pain medication Dilaudid is used in the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain. This medication, which is an opioid narcotic medication, is classified as a Schedule II substance. Known generically as hydromorphone hydrochloride, Dilaudid is a substance that has incredible potential for abuse. This medication triggers areas of the brain that detect pain and works as a numbing agent, which can help a person handle serious pain with no discomfort. This medication is not as commonly abused as other opioid painkillers are, however, it is said to much more potent than morphine and can cause feelings of extreme euphoria and relaxation when abused outside of its prescribed recommendations. Since this medication has a high potential for abuse, it can also lead to tolerance, addiction, and dependence, all of which can cause significant harm to an individual’s overall wellbeing.

There are treatment options available for those who are addicted to Dilaudid. Medication assisted treatment is one form of effective care that can help individuals addicted to Dilaudid end their abuse once and for all. Through this type of treatment, individuals can begin their path towards lasting recovery.

Medication assisted treatment includes the use of certain medications that have been proven safe and effective in being able to decrease the intensity of both cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, this type of care also helps stop the dangerous effects of drugs like Dilaudid. When the medications offered within this treatment program are taken as prescribed and under the supervision of professionals, individuals can establish a clear state of mind that allows them to focus on their recovery journeys.

At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our skilled staff of medical and mental health experts is on-hand to care for and support patients so that individuals who are grappling with a Dilaudid addiction can begin rebuilding their lives. Here, we can help you see the benefits of living a recovered life that is filled with happiness and good health.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Dilaudid Abuse Recovery at North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers

Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers is a network of outpatient providers that supply medication assisted treatment to adults, aged 18 and older, who have been struggling with a Dilaudid addiction. The highly qualified and understanding staff of nurses, counselors, and doctors provide individualized treatment that meet the needs of each and every patient who walks through our doors. The variety of medication assisted treatment options and therapeutic services that we offer at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers include:

Methadone: Methadone has been researched more than any other medication used within this type of treatment, and it is championed for its safety and effectiveness when administered under the watchful eye of a medical professional. Methadone stimulates the same receptors in the brain that are triggered by the presence of Dilaudid and/or other opioids. However, the same high is not produced when taking methadone. As a result, patients can continue to take methadone and play an active role at work and at home without battling the cravings or withdrawal symptoms brought on by cessation of Dilaudid abuse.

Suboxone: Suboxone, like methadone, works to stop the onset of cravings and withdrawal symptoms without making the individual high. This medication is comprised of both naloxone and buprenorphine, and it was approved for use in medication assisted treatment programs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002.

Subutex (buprenorphine): Subutex is similar to Suboxone in that is also curbs cravings and withdrawal symptoms and does not bring about a disorienting high. Subutex only contains buprenorphine, and in many cases, patients will begin their treatment with Subutex and then switch over to Suboxone for long-term care.

Vivitrol: Vivitrol is the only medication utilized within medication assisted treatment programs that is injected once monthly. The active ingredient in Vivitrol is naltrexone hydrochloride, which prevents individuals from craving opioids while also decreasing the painful symptoms linked to the withdrawal process.

Individual therapy: At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we feel strongly that medication assisted treatment is more effective in the long-term when therapeutic elements are included into an individual’s treatment plan. While medication works to alleviate the physical aspects of Dilaudid withdrawal, a person can partake in individual therapy and address the emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues that have either caused an individual to begin abusing, or caused him or her to keep abusing Dilaudid. Individual therapy is a space where patients can work one-on-one with a counselor who can help the person progress in treatment and work through issues that arise during recovery.

Group therapy: In addition to individual therapy, Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers also provide group therapy sessions that allow patients to receive support and encouragement from their peers. By engaging in group therapy with others who have battled an addiction to Dilaudid or other opioids, patients can move forward in their recovery by providing and obtaining encouragement, personal insight, and support to and from others. Group therapy sessions are counselor-led and offer patients a safe environment in which to collaborate with others who have endured similar challenges.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Dilaudid Abuse

The abuse of any substance, including Dilaudid, can cause an individual to become susceptible to any number of negative effects. Physically, Dilaudid abuse can cause problems with one’s respiratory and circulatory systems, lead to certain types of cancer, cause irreversible cognitive impairment, and bring about an overall weakening of one’s immune system. From a psychological standpoint, Dilaudid abuse can lead to episodes of depression, paranoia, heightened feelings of anxiety, and more. Additionally, once an individual is stuck in the cycle of Dilaudid abuse, all areas of his or her life become less important, as his or her addiction becomes a top priority. This often results in discord amongst family members, trouble within relationships, problems with employment, and financial concerns. Lasting, the longer that an individual abuses a substance such as Dilaudid, he or she is at risk for overdosing.

While defeating an addiction to Dilaudid can seem almost impossible, there are ways to overcome it. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our talented and devoted treatment professionals are prepared and willing to help you make the changes that will support your desire to achieve recovery and build a life that is filled with happiness and improved health.

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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