WE PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE
APPROACH TO ADDICTION TREATMENT
Addiction is a devastating and baffling disease. Reaching out for help, as you are doing now, is the critical first step on the hopeful road of recovery. As you consider where to place this first and crucial step and seek the best possible outcome, we encourage you to choose a program with a comprehensive and medically proven approach. At the Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine, addiction treatment is moving into a new era of accessibility, long-term engagement, integrated care that is focused on healing and recovery.
With over 100 years of combined recovery and addiction treatment experience, we can confidently individualize our approach to each patient’s care and include elements of evidence based medical practice, counseling and therapy, therapeutic communities, advanced toxicology and time tested recovery wisdom in the spirit of offering “whatever works.” Through this innovative approach we help our patients to regain control of their lives and bring healing to the suffering addict as well as those who love and care for them.
About ServicesAddiction is often misunderstood; from a distance it might seem to be a moral failure or the result of poor decision-making. But addiction is a disease of the mind – chronic, progressive and potentially fatal. There is growing evidence of a biological basis to addiction and we support ongoing research. But to us, the strongest proof may be the addicted people we have come to know and love. Our patients are intelligent, caring, hard working and moral people, some with lives of extraordinary accomplishment. But addiction is no respecter of persons, it can strike among the best of us. It develops in a part of the brain that cannot be reached by conscious thought and doesn’t respond to logic, reason or even punishment. It cannot be “fixed” or erased and requires attention and care through multiple phases: the acute intervention, stabilization and recuperation, ongoing support, monitoring and accountability, and lifelong connection to recovery and recovering people. No one, no matter how capable, can recover from this complex illness without help – and the more expert that help, the better.
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We specialize in addiction medicine and are here to help you, our staff are trained in detoxification methods, psychology, and psychiatry.