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 OxyContin Abuse

Understanding OxyContin Abuse Recovery

Unfortunately, OxyContin abuse has become popular throughout the United States. This medication, which is comprised of oxycodone, is most frequently prescribed to alleviate pain. Similar to heroin and other opioids, OxyContin is addictive and can cause people to misuse it for recreational purposes due to the effects that it elicits. Those who abuse OxyContin recreationally are more at risk for developing a powerful addiction to this substance.

It can be challenging and uncomfortable to stop abusing OxyContin once an addiction has developed. Luckily, medication assisted treatment programs, like those provided at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, have been effective in aiding numerous individuals in the pursuit of obtaining freedom from OxyContin addiction.

Types of Treatment Offered

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

Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer medication assisted treatment for individuals aged 18 and older who are battling an OxyContin or other opioid addiction. Our treatment includes the use of medications like Suboxone, methadone, Vivitrol, and Subutex, as well as group and individual therapy sessions. All treatment plans are designed to meet the individual needs of each patient, and the services offered are provided by nurses, counselors, and doctors.

Below are some of types of treatment that can be incorporated into a patient’s personalized treatment plan when he or she chooses to receive care at a Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Center:

Methadone: With over 40 years of research to prove the safety and effectiveness of methadone, this medication is an excellent treatment option that can be used to overcome OxyContin addiction. This medication works by triggering the same receptors in the brain that are stimulated through the use of opioids such as OxyContin. However, the use of methadone does not create a disorienting high. As a result, patients who are consuming methadone can continue to do everyday things without disruption.

Suboxone: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Suboxone in 2002 for use in medication assisted treatment programs to treat opioid addictions. Similar to methadone, Suboxone decreases the pain that accompanies withdrawal symptoms all while curbing cravings for continued use. Suboxone is the brand name for the combination of both buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is effective in relieving cravings and symptoms of withdrawal, while naloxone wards off further opioid abuse and overdose.

Subutex: Also approved by the FDA in 2002, Subutex contains buprenorphine, which helps patients obtain relief from tempting cravings and upsetting withdrawal symptoms all without experiencing a disorientating high. It is common for patients to begin their treatment with Subutex, and then transition onto Suboxone for long-term care.

Vivitrol: Vivitrol is different from Suboxone, methadone, and Subutex in that it is a once monthly injectable medication. With its active ingredient being naltrexone hydrochloride, Vivitrol works by fending off cravings and alleviating withdrawal symptoms.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy is a critical component to a successful medication assisted treatment program. While medication serves to treat the physical aspects of withdrawal, individual therapy can help patients address the behavioral, psychological, and emotional aspects that have either caused or developed in response to an addiction. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we ensure that individual therapy is included in all of our patients’ care.

Group therapy: In addition to individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions are offered so that patients can obtain support and encouragement to one another. By working with others who have shared similar addiction-related struggles, patients can enhance their recovery processes. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, group therapy sessions are led by counselors who are experienced in providing this method of care in a safe and supportive environment.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers for OxyContin Abuse

OxyContin abuse is a serious problem that must be treated by professionals. This strong medication can create chaos in an individual’s life if he or she is not taking it responsibly and under the supervision of a professional. An individual’s physical and psychological wellbeing can be at risk, especially when OxyContin abuse turns into an addiction.

OxyContin abuse can damage the functioning of an individual’s immune system, causing him or her to suffer from numerous health problems. Other issues related to long-term OxyContin abuse include sexual issues, the development of mood disorders, respiratory distress, sleep problems, and issues with the central nervous system. Even when taken for a short period of time, OxyContin abuse can lead to constipation, nausea, slowed breathing, rash, swelling of the throat, and more. Lastly, and because a person can develop a tolerance to this medication, experiencing an overdose is possible and could turn fatal if medical care is not sought if it occurs. .

Luckily, however, there is effective treatment available. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, knowledgeable and devoted professionals are prepared to help you put your OxyContin addiction behind you so that you can begin living a life that is free from ongoing opioid abuse.

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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