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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Mirror Lake Recovery Center 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Mirror Lake Recovery Center.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Adults in Tennessee

Medication-assisted treatment at Mirror Lake can help adult men and women who have become dependent upon alcohol or opioids. Our effective combination of medication and therapy can prepare you for successful long-term recovery.

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Learn the basic facts about medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, uses therapy and medication to help people overcome addictions to alcohol and opioids. The medications prevent painful withdrawal symptoms from developing when you stop using substances, while the therapeutic components of MAT help you to make the lifestyle changes that will support long-term recovery.

Medication-assisted treatment centers have been helping men and women since the mid-1960s. Detailed research, vigilant oversight, and continued improvements through the decades have made MAT one of the most effective forms of addiction treatment.

What Are the Benefits of MAT?

Discover the many benefits of participating in MAT.

When you participate in MAT at Mirror Lake Recovery Center in Tennessee, you receive the following benefits:

  • Relief from withdrawal symptoms – Withdrawal from opioids and alcohol can be excruciating. It can even be dangerous. If you try to end your substance use on your own, you may experience intense cravings, physical pain, and psychological distress. The intensity of withdrawal pain can overwhelm you. When you participate in MAT, you will receive prescription medication that will ease these symptoms.
  • Clarity and focus – The medications that we use in MAT interact with the same parts of your brain that are affected by opioids and alcohol. However, these medications do not cause the mind-altering high that occurs when you abuse these drugs. When you take your medication as directed, you can work, drive a car, attend therapy, and otherwise engage in a productive lifestyle.
  • Therapeutic support – Therapy will help you to identify and address the issues that may have contributed to your substance use and addiction. During therapy sessions, you’ll also learn about the disease of addiction, develop healthier coping skills, and begin to incorporate the principles of the 12-Step Recovery Model.

What Medications Are Used in MAT?

Get information about medication options at Mirror Lake Recovery Center

We customize all parts of your treatment at Mirror Lake according to your specific strengths and needs. This includes the type of medication that you receive while in MAT.

Before you start treatment, you will complete a thorough assessment. A member of your treatment team will review the results of that assessment with you and recommend one of the following medications:

  • Campral – Campral is the brand name of a prescription medication that contains acamprosate. It is used to help people maintain recovery from alcohol addiction. Research indicates that Campral promotes healthy brain activity and prevents extended withdrawal symptoms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved acamprosate for use in MAT in 2004.
  • Suboxone – Suboxone is used in MAT for opioid addiction. This medication contains buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine alleviates cravings and other opioid withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone prevents your body from absorbing opioids. The FDA approved Suboxone for use in medication-assisted treatment in 2002. When you take Suboxone as directed as part of an approved MAT program, it is safe for both short- and long-term use.
  • Vivitrol – Vivitrol can be used in MAT for alcohol or opioid addiction. The medication contains naltrexone, which blocks the effects of opioids and alcohol. Unlike Campral and Suboxone, which you must take every day, one injection of Vivitrol will last for about a month. The FDA approved naltrexone for use in the U.S. in 1984. Extended-release Vivitrol was approved in 2010.
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