Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 Longleaf Hospital 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.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Longleaf Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Medication-Assisted Treatment Program

Addiction can take over a person’s life, damaging their closest relationships and keeping them from fulfilling their true potential. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which combines medication with therapy, can help adults make the positive changes needed to promote lifelong recovery.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

The medication-assisted treatment program at Longleaf Hospital serves adults age 18 and older of all genders who are struggling with alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder.

Commonly known as MAT, this type of care is a research-based intervention that uses a combination of medication and therapy to help adults stop using substances and begin building a foundation for lasting recovery.

The medications used in MAT aid in alleviating cravings while reducing the physical and psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal. The professional team at Longleaf Hospital administers these medications and closely monitors every person’s response and progress throughout their time in our MAT program.

The therapeutic component of medication-assisted treatment addresses the root causes of a person’s struggles with addiction. During therapy sessions, you will have the opportunity to explore the underlying reasons you may have started using substances, and you can also develop healthier coping skills to prevent future relapse.

Before we add MAT to your care plan, you will complete a comprehensive assessment to evaluate whether you will benefit from this intervention. If we determine that MAT is right for you, we will customize a treatment plan to your specific recovery goals.

Medications Used in MAT

The expert team at Longleaf Hospital will identify the best medication for your needs based on the information we gather during the assessment process.

The medications we use have been approved for their safety and efficacy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Your care plan may include:

  • Suboxone or buprenorphine if you are struggling with opioid use disorder
  • Campral if you are struggling with alcohol use disorder
  • Vivitrol or naltrexone if you are struggling with either substance use disorder

When taking medication as part of a MAT protocol, you will be closely supervised by professionals who are highly experienced in using these medications to promote successful recovery. Throughout your time in the program, your care team will make any adjustments necessary to ensure that you continue to make progress toward your recovery goals.

Therapeutic Support During MAT

The MAT medications we use at Longleaf Hospital have shown to improve recovery outcomes and reduce the likelihood of future relapse. But medication alone cannot help you make the behavioral and lifestyle changes needed to truly commit to a life in recovery.

When you take part in medication-assisted treatment at our facility, you’ll also receive therapeutic support that addresses the experiences and emotions that may have led to your struggles with addiction.

You can expect to participate in an intensive outpatient program that utilizes a group therapy format to provide education and skill-building. During group therapy sessions, you’ll discuss topics such as relapse prevention, healthier coping skills, self-care, sleep and hygiene, anger management, building social support, and overdose awareness.

In some cases, your care team may also recommend that you take part in one-on-one counseling or family therapy to support your recovery.

Most people participate in the therapeutic aspects of our MAT program for four to six weeks, but your time in therapy will be determined by your specific needs and progress.

By participating in MAT at Longleaf Hospital, you will receive the comprehensive support you need to end your substance use and rediscover a brighter, more hopeful future.

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  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
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