11/7/19 (Richmond, VA) – According to data analyzed by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), 1,486 people died of drug overdoses in 2018. To help combat the challenges posed by the opioid and prescription drug epidemic, Diamond Healthcare Corporation, (Diamond) is bringing their addiction treatment experience to the Hopewell community.
Diamond has partnered with Christian Counseling Associates at 4411 Crossings Blvd Hopewell, VA 23875, to provide intensive outpatient treatment for substance use and related disorders. The program will start accepting patients on Thursday November 7th, 2019.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a six-week program for individuals with addiction issues. The four-day a week structure provides addiction education and counseling components while encouraging clients to actively apply the recovery skills to their daily lives as productive members of their community. This supportive IOP can serve in a continuum of care following a residential treatment program or as appropriate initial therapy based on criteria set by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
“As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist, I have worked with adults, couples and military families on a range of diagnoses from addiction and depression to anxiety and bipolar disorder. I look forward to working with patients and their families to provide the addiction education and counseling support they need at this new location,” said Coty Mills, MSW, CSAC, Program Coordinator in Hopewell.
The IOP runs evenings, from six to nine o’clock, and allows patients to continue working, maintain their current living situation, and improve their relationships, all while receiving services right in their community. The Hopewell IOP is currently accepting new patients. For those seeking additional information, please visit us at www.diamondiop.com or contact us 866-455-0543.
“These programs can really make a difference in our communities and we are committed to partnering across the state to end the addiction crisis in Virginia,” said Bianca Munce, LPC, MBA, NCC, CSAC, MAC, Diamond IOP Program Director. “We have opened 9 locations in Virginia since July of 2017. Together we’ve treated hundreds of patients and their families; allowing physicians to return to practice, mothers to return to their children, and sober men and women to return to happy, healthy, and productive lives.”
Bianca Munce, IOP Program Director
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