At VCAM, we always strive to provide our patients with the best treatment options to aid their road to recovery. When you go through a drug and alcohol detox, medical detox can be highly beneficial and improve your chances of successfully completing your detoxification program. Using the right medications, we can make the process as comfortable as possible for you, whether you are trying to recover from alcohol, drug, or substance abuse. Our expert addiction specialists can pair you with an affordable, yet highly effective treatment.
Whether requested by the patient, their family members, schools, or the court system, we provide addiction evaluations to suit a variety of needs. With three different levels available we can provide everything from a clinical evaluation to a more thorough three-day Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Assessment Program (M-CAP) that is specially designed to suit professional and legal licensure matters. Following your evaluation, you will receive a letter or multi-faceted report that will allow you to gain a better understanding of your situation. We can also offer suggested treatment plans tailored to your individual requirements.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
We understand that after our patients undergo a detox, some may need MAT treatment services to provide additional assistance on their road to recovery. When it comes to medication assisted treatment, Suboxone, Buprenorphine, and other drugs can serve as a valuable resource during recovery. We know that making such a significant change is difficult for our patients and want to do everything we can to make the addiction treatment process as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Group & Individual Therapy
At VCAM, we have found that both group and individual addiction therapy can be highly successful treatment options for a variety of patients. That is why we have devised a range of opportunities to suit different individuals and their family members. From individual and couples therapy to pre-treatment motivational groups and women's recovery groups, our treatment therapy groups are aimed to provide you with the support you need during every stage of the healing process.
Our addiction psychiatrists are well versed in the complexity of matching the right medication with patient’s brain chemistry. Our psychiatrists work with the rest of our treatment team to deliver quality care tailored to our patient’s individual needs. We understand that those with substance use disorder often have a dual-diagnosis. After a detox and evaluation is complete we can begin to treatment underlying issues and deliver quality addiction care to you or your loved one.
In addition to our addiction treatment services we help individuals with general psychiatry needs as well. Our psychiatrists are fully certified and can treat the following for adults and adolescents: bi-polar disorder, depression, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trauma.
When undergoing alcohol or opiate detox, we know it can be difficult to deal with symptoms of withdrawal and cravings. That is why we offer a Vivitrol shot alongside our highly effective treatment programs. This innovative drug will help to block the enjoyable effects of consuming alcohol or opioids, and in doing so so decreases chances of relapsing. Its effectiveness has been scientifically proven, which is why we are proud to include in in our addiction treatment programs.
At VCAM, we pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of addiction treatment. One of the latest advancements in treating substance use disorder is the Probuphine Implant, which helps to prevent withdrawal symptoms and limit cravings felt by individuals undergoing opioid detox treatment. The implant gives a steady dose of medication to the affected person, making it one of the safest and most successful options on the market.
Our innovative addiction recovery coaching approach allows individuals to get the best help they can on their path to recovery. During treatment, we will provide you with coaching and support from a fellow recovering peer who has undergone thorough training and has the knowledge and experience required to provide you with the best assistance possible. This one-on-one method means you receive crucial support that serves to aid the recovery process.
Family Consultation & Intervention
We understand how difficult addiction can be, not just for the individual affected, but also for those around them. With family consultation and intervention services, family members can learn more about a loved one’s addiction. Gaining a better understanding, learning coping skills, knowing how to set boundaries and recognize warning signs will not only help them through this difficult time, but it will also allow them to provide much-needed support to the inflicted family member. Available on an individual or group basis, these consultation and counseling sessions are designed to suit a variety of addictions.
Extended Monitoring & Case Management
When someone is undergoing treatment for addiction, it is important to monitor the patient’s progress to determine if they are receiving adequate treatment or if adjustments need to be made in their treatment plan. We provide extended monitoring and case management, alongside compassionate care and support, to help you meet your recovery goals. We may find that you could benefit from addiction psychiatry, individual therapy, or recovery coaching as part of your recovery process, in which case our dedicated staff could offer you the assistance you need.
At the Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine, we always strive to provide innovative techniques to help combat addiction. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to receive dedicated treatment services, no matter what addiction they are suffering from or where they may live. That is why we have made the most of technological developments to include addiction telemedicine as part of the services on offer at the center. Patients are now able to receive the quality care they deserve, no matter where they may be, statewide, or nationwide, through virtual consults.
Treatment Matching & Referral
Our addiction treatment matching and referral services have been specifically designed to assist patients in getting the dedicated help they need to combat addiction. With years of experience working in addiction treatment in Richmond, VA, our staff is well connected in the nationwide and can pair patients with the services that will best suit their needs locally or nationally. Whether you require in-patient, residential treatment, or intensive dual-diagnosis specialty treatment, we can assist you in finding the right services for you and your family. It’s all about pairing clients with the treatment that will improve their chances of long-term sobriety.
Advocacy & Education
Addiction has been long misunderstood by society, with various myths making it difficult to provide support to those suffering from substance abuse issues. Recovery advocacy and education aims to help individuals and family members gain a better understanding of the problem at hand, using informative educational sessions. Whether you would like to attend as a concerned family member, a patient, an employer, or simply a member of the public with interest in the topic, our sessions are available to all. Our experts cover a broad range of issues including intervention techniques, treatment options, and symptom identification. Having this knowledge can help you on the road to recovery or allow you to offer assistance to those suffering from addiction.
Drug and Alcohol Testing
We offer discreet and randomized drug and alcohol testing to help our patients stay on track with their recovery goals. We offer various methods of testing ranging from mouth swabs, urinalysis, and hair follicles. Through a partnership with a lab company, we have the capability of sending any result to be reexamined, with a capability of testing for over 100 substances, including: marijuana, opiates, cocaine, benzodiazepines, alcohol, and kratom. Whether you’re concerned about yourself, a family member, or need to report to court services we work with our patients to design a customized testing schedule to help them achieve long-term recovery.
While there are not many gambling addicts in the world the addiction is one of the most deadly. Individuals addicted to gambling often end up hopeless and worn down, losing family, jobs, and everything else that we would often characterize with addiction. Our staff has worked with hundreds of addicts over the years and we are prepared to help them resolve all of their issues, from jobs, to debts, to family. We work with our patients to create custom treatment plans that help them reach financial independence and beat the compulsion to gamble.