With the right treatment, opioid dependence can be overcome, and help is available at the Recovery Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Prescription drug abuse is described as using a medication without a prescription, in a way other than as prescribed and/or for the experience or feelings elicited. Over the last few years, the fastest-growing category of abused prescription drugs in the US has been opioids— medications that relieve pain, such as OxyContin®, Vicodin®, Percocet® and Actiq®. Heroin is also classified as an opioid. The consequences of this abuse have been steadily worsening; the number of overdose deaths from prescription opioids recently outnumbered deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. Opioid abuse can threaten your health, your closest relationships, your career and your finances — not to mention your hopes and dreams.
Most people wouldn’t try to treat diabetes or asthma with willpower alone — they would seek the help of professionals.
Opioid dependence is also a medical condition that deserves treatment. In fact, the need to satisfy cravings or avoid withdrawal symptoms can be so intense that even when you try to stop taking opioids, it's impossible without help. With the right treatment, opioid dependence can be overcome, and help is available at the Recovery Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
The goal of all treatments for opioid dependence is to enable patients to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stop opioid misuse and regain control over their lives. The Recovery Center offers a comprehensive treatment program for patients with opiate addiction, including:
The staff of the Recovery Center includes a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a therapist. They offer a comprehensive approach that encompasses the full spectrum of care, treats the underlying pain issues that may have been the source of addiction and enables the treatment of co-occurring illnesses. The program features three different tracks: Intensive, Routine and Chronic. Because each patient and each situation is different, your treatment plan will be tailored to your unique needs. The length of treatment varies and can last anywhere from weeks to years — depending on your individual treatment plan. Suboxone and other medications will be prescribed through the Recovery Center, but they will not be dispensed from the facility itself.
As a medical condition, opioid dependence carries a high risk of relapse. To learn to manage this risk, you must make a commitment to ongoing treatment, including counseling, at the Recovery Center.
The Recovery Center accepts patients by physician referral only. Most insurance is accepted, although some state Medicaid programs do not pay for these services. For more information or to refer a patient to the Recovery Center, please call 304.399.1630.
The Recovery Center is located off campus at:
1654 13th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701