Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Treatment Center In VA Warns Of Unregulated Prescription Opioids From Dentists

July 18, 2019 - /PressAdvantage/ - Richmond, Virginia based FCCR Radford was recently featured in local news, where a few of their key staff were interviewed on the unregulated prescription of opioids and other heavy painkillers to teens, following emergency dental treatments. The center warns that some doctors are over-prescribing heavy painkillers, which is why they advise families to request alternative medications to help fight opioid addiction.

“Several dental treatments can be very painful, but someone who is getting their wisdom teeth removed does not need a 30-day prescription of opioids. We don’t want people to be in pain, but there are also a lot of alternative medications that are safer yet offer the same level of effectiveness,” says Nani Moskal, an adolescent substance abuse expert at FCCR Radford. Moskal states that it is important for families to ask their dentist whether there are other ways to address the treatment other than prescribing highly addictive opioids.

This is in line with the alarming statistics that were recently published in the journal, Pediatrics, which states that 15% of teens received opioid prescription during emergency room visits, and nearly 60% of those who had emergency visits to the dentist also walked out with an opioid prescription. The psychiatrist further explains that addiction can be a hereditary illness, so it is crucial for parents and guardians to be more conscious in monitoring teens who might be susceptible to addiction.

As noted on their website, FCCR Radford is a Richmond outpatient treatment center that offers a wide variety of services, including adolescent and adult intensive outpatient and inpatient treatments, medication-assisted treatment services, and continuing care for adults and adolescents suffering from drug addiction. “If you or someone you know is abusing drugs, alcohol, or pharmaceuticals, our proven, evidence-based treatment methods make a lasting recovery possible. We offer inpatient and outpatient programs, medically assisted detox, and other individualized treatment plans to help transform lives and help families return to their normal lives,” affirms Moskal.

Furthermore, FCCR Radford’s core treatment services include Clinical Evaluation, Education Classes on Substance Use Disorders, Individualized Treatment Plans, and so on. The center also states that their treatment methods focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Medication Management, Relapse Prevention, Stages of Change Life Skills, Meditation Groups, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). They are also a part of the Pinnacle Treatment Centers Network, a recognized leader in providing comprehensive substance use services.

All of FCCR Radford’s locations in Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are CARF accredited, and include credentialed physicians, nurses, clinicians, and administrative and support staff. Furthermore, FCCR Radford is one of the leading rehabilitation centers in the greater Virginia area, based on a number of positive reviews and recommendations received online. In fact, they have an average 4.5/5.0 rating on the Google review platform.

“By offering a variety of treatments, we can find the right treatment for each of our patients. We don’t try to force them into a box, but help them find what is right for them. Our full continuum of quality care includes detoxification for residential and outpatient clients as well as transitional living programs where we provide a holistic approach to treat the individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being,” says Moskal.

FCCR Radford’s patients also receive a comprehensive medical assessment from their team of licensed and experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, and licensed nurses who will create a personalized treatment plan that is designed to help the patient heal and return to a happier and healthier life. In addition to this, the center offers patient-focused care that supports the flexibility they need to transition through every stage of recovery, where patients are exposed to an encouraging environment which will help them repair the relationships they care about the most.

Complete details can be found on their website, where they also publish informative blog posts meant to assist patients and families in overcoming drug addiction. Interested parties may also send an email or call their office hotline to inquire about their services. Furthermore, families may connect with FCCR Radford through their official social media pages to stay up to date with their latest news and important announcements.

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For more information about FCCR Radford, contact the company here:

FCCR Radford
info@pinnacletreatment.com
4906 Radford Ave Richmond, VA 23230

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