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Medical Services

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

The Outpatient Addiction Treatment program at Virginia Hospital Center is designed to afford participants the freedom to continue with their home, work, school and/or community lives while they attend the program. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals diagnosed with addiction, mental health, and physical health and help them to experience long-term recovery. To learn more about the program, please click on the links below to expand or collapse.

Intensive Outpatient Addiction (IOP)

Our IOP Addictions consists of three-hour sessions which focus on the A to Z of addiction and recovery and it is 5-8 weeks in length. Task oriented and educationally based, patients work closely within the group dynamic to put learning into action and support the recovery process. Patients must attend 3 AA/NA meetings per week, abstain from all alcohol and/or drugs, and attend sessions regularly. Patients are provided individual treatment plans based on the assessment process. Each session will have a one-hour live lecture and a video presentation highlighting the learning objectives. The program is designed to those with multi-diagnostic issues. Services include psychiatric assessments, medication management, individual counseling, and addiction medication management including Vivitrol.

Continuing Care

The Continuing Care of our Outpatient program is 12-weeks in length and meets twice a week. Patients follow a structured syllabus that educates on relapse prevention and recovery skills. We emphasize Sober Living Skills that teaches patients how to achieve a quality of life necessary to maintain long term sobriety.

Aftercare Services

One-hour Aftercare Groups are offered weekly to Graduates of Continuing Care or other treatment programs. You can continue with the program for up to 6 more months. For professional licensure issues, the program can continue indefinitely. The groups are more open discussion dealing with how current life stressors are impacting on the recovery process.

Concerned Persons Group

The sessions of the Concerned Persons Group focus on helping individuals, families, and friends to understand the disease of addiction and how it affects everyone. The Group helps to explain how addiction is a family illness that changes everyone who is involved. The group follows a 5-weeks curriculum helping participants understand the recovery process, and it is open to all community members.

Addiction Medications

The Outpatient Addiction Medications program partners with patients so they can get evidence-based medications that assist them in the ongoing process of recovery. Our clinics specialize in detoxification and recovery through medication-assisted therapy, counseling, and support services.

For opiate detox, we have licensed Suboxone physicians to ensure compassionate and medically sound treatment.

Maintenance of Abstinence program is offered for individuals who are addicted to opiates and want to take a path to being drug-free.

Beginning with a detailed psychological assessment, our skilled staff guides patients through a medically supervised stabilization period that integrates individual, group, and family counseling with state-of-the-art medication treatments such as Buprenorphine, Suboxone, Antabuse, Naltrexone, and Vivitrol, followed by continuing outpatient treatment.

Chronic Pain Recovery

The Chronic Pain Recovery program is designed to help the person recover and regain freedom from addictive pain management medications while reducing pain, and improving the enjoyment of life. Our comprehensive, integrated Pain Recovery treatment program is led by a team of experienced professionals who specialize in pain management, pain recovery, functional restoration, cognitive behavioral therapies, chemical dependency and addiction.

Our goals are: to help you to be free of addictive substances like opioid medications, benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety medications) alcohol or other addictive drugs; to break the cycle of pain and drugs; and help patient and their families return to a healthier, more productive life with reduced or no pain and improved function.

Other Services

  • Substance Abuse Assessment
    Many community members need substance abuse assessment based on legal issues such as Driving Under the Influence (DUI), family conflicts, and other areas. We have licensed clinicians who conduct the evaluation to determine diagnosis and recommend the level of treatment.

  • Medication Management
    When medication is necessary, our therapists make referrals to one of our staff psychiatrists, who will utilize the latest evidence-based practices to evaluate for medications. We feel that therapy is a vital part of our healing process and that in addition medication is sometimes necessary. Our doctors work closely together with each therapist.

To provide overall acute mental health treatment, the substance abuse detoxification (Inpatient Addiction Treatment program) coordinated with the Outpatient Addiction treatment, as well as the Behavioral Health program. Read more

Admission & Insurance

Our staff will work with you over the phone to complete a pre-admission assessment, a 10-15 minutes clinical evaluation of you or your family members addiction history (i.e. pattern of substance use, a drug of choice, etc.) and behavioral health issues (i.e. anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar, etc.). We will also collect your insurance and financial information in this initial assessment. Once we quickly verify your insurance benefits, we will ensure that your insurance benefits are utilized for treatment.

We accept almost all insurances including Aetna, Blue Cross Federal, Care First, CIGNA, Medicare, Tricare, United Healthcare, etc.

Alumni

Our alumni association, AHATAA has been around almost since the program's inception. They support all aspects of the program including:

  • Facilitating a group on long-term recovery issues.
  • Hosting a celebration for program graduates and alumni celebrating recovery milestones. A couple of months ago an alumnus came back from Florida to celebrate 27 years in recovery.
  • Holding an annual dinner to celebrate another year in recovery.
  • Hosting quarterly workshops designed to support extended recovery and educate attendees on a sustained recovery.
  • Supporting each other in the recovery process.
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Outpatient Program Hours

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (5-8 weeks)

  • Day: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    11:00 am — 2:00 pm
  • Evening: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

CONTINUING CARE SERVICES (12 weeks)

  • Day: Tuesday & Thursday
    10:00 am — 11:00 am
    11:00 am — 12:00 pm
  • Evening: Tuesday & Thursday
    6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
    7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

AFTERCARE SERVICES
(up to 6 months)

  • Day: Monday
    11:00 am — 12:00 pm
  • Evening: Thursday
    6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

CONCERNED PERSONS PROGRAM (5-weeks)

  • Evening: Tuesday
    7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENTS,
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT,
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

  • Appointments times are scheduled

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