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Addiction Services

OVP HEALTH has extensive experience and expertise in the treatment of people suffering from opioid dependency and other substance use disorders. Utilizing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and counseling, our program’s strengths revolve around the ability of our highly trained staff to design a specific course of treatment based upon the client’s unique needs, beliefs, and personality traits, as well as their past experience in treatment programs.

Watch our video to learn about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and counseling at OVP HEALTH.

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Medication-Based Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of patients with substance use disorders. It is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates.

The prescribed medications, Buprenorphine (Suboxone) and Naltrexone (Vivitrol), operate to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative and euphoric effects of the substance used.

“The invention of these medications really changed the entire landscape of how to treat substance use disorder,” said Robert A. Hess, MD, president and co-founder of OVP HEALTH. “They stabilize patients, so they can think clearly, get their lives back in order, and start making better decisions. What they’re getting is medical treatment for their drug addiction or dependency, just as a person would receive treatment for high blood pressure, diabetes, or any other medical problem.

But Dr. Hess would be the first to tell you that medication alone isn’t the answer.

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Counseling Changes Lives

“Counseling really is the cornerstone to the program,” he said. “It helps people handle the stresses in their lives in much healthier ways than reaching for drugs and alcohol. Counseling is what changes lives and gets people back with their families, back to their jobs, and back to living a normal life.”

All OVP HEALTH therapists are credentialed and licensed to practice in the states where they provide services. And every MAT patient at OVP HEALTH is required to participate in both individual counseling sessions and group therapy. Both forms of counseling have proved very effective in helping patients find a path to recovery, and complement each other quite nicely.

In the video below, OVP HEALTH-certified drug and alcohol counselor Morri Dabney, MS, CDAC, outlines the benefits of group counseling, in particular.

CARF Accredited CARE

Since 2016, OVP HEALTH’s medication-assisted treatment and counseling programs have continuously been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, or CARF. Accreditation means OVP HEALTH has met or exceeded the rigorous standards for quality and safety required by CARF, long considered to be the “gold standard” for SUD treatment programs worldwide.

Since people undergoing treatment for substance use disorders often need medical care for a number of other, accompanying conditions, the physicians and advanced practice providers (APP) at OVP HEALTH’s outpatient centers offer primary care services to MAT patients, as well as the general public.

At OVP HEALTH, we don’t take shortcuts or the easy way out in our approach to recovery, and our track record is proof of that. But the real proof of OVP’s effectiveness can be found by listening to our patients, which you can do by clicking on any of our testimonial videos below.

OVP HEALTH Testimonials

John Anderson

Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Have you ever tried to cope with that anxiety or depression by using drugs or alcohol? If so, you’re not alone.

Drugs and alcohol are often used to numb the pain of anxiety and depression – and to help people cope with the stresses of everyday life. But more often than not, that practice only compounds a person’s problems – and can lead to tragic consequences.

In this video from OVP HEALTH in Gallipolis, OH, you’ll meet a man who is learning to cope with life’s challenges in more constructive ways, through medication-assisted treatment and counseling.

John Anderson

Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Have you ever tried to cope with that anxiety or depression by using drugs or alcohol? If so, you’re not alone.

Drugs and alcohol are often used to numb the pain of anxiety and depression – and to help people cope with the stresses of everyday life. But more often than not, that practice only compounds a person’s problems – and can lead to tragic consequences.

In this video from OVP HEALTH in Gallipolis, OH, you’ll meet a man who is learning to cope with life’s challenges in more constructive ways, through medication-assisted treatment and counseling.

Melisa Toasten

When you’ve been abused, neglected, and addicted to drugs for more than 25 years, it’s understandable how one might reach a point of hopelessness. 52-year-old Melisa Toasten, of Pike County, Kentucky, was almost at that point when she found the phone number to OVP HEALTH in Pikeville and called to make an appointment. Today, she’s not only making significant progress toward recovery, but she’s also spreading the news to others that there IS reason to be hopeful. Here’s Melisa’s story.

Patrecia Arnold

For ten years, 52-year-old Patrecia Arnold, of Racine, Ohio, tried to numb the pain of divorce with alcohol and opioids. But today, thanks to OVP HEALTH in Ravenswood, West Virginia, she’s been free from the grips of addiction for more than a year. Here’s Patrecia’s story.

Patrecia Arnold

For ten years, 52-year-old Patrecia Arnold, of Racine, Ohio, tried to numb the pain of divorce with alcohol and opioids. But today, thanks to OVP HEALTH in Ravenswood, West Virginia, she’s been free from the grips of addiction for more than a year. Here’s Patrecia’s story.

Justin May & Brandi Goad

When a person living with a substance use disorder seeks treatment, it’s not only important to find an accredited program that provides high quality medication-assisted treatment and counseling, but also one from a place that provides that care in a warm, friendly, and supportive environment. Here’s the story of a man who not only found that kind of care at OVP HEALTH in Williamson, West Virginia, but found the love of his life, as well.

Lance Hatten

After falling just about as far as a person can fall – and still be alive – 38-year-old Lance Hatten, a long-time (and now former) abuser and seller of drugs from Portsmouth, OH, is back on top of life again, thanks to medication-assisted treatment and counseling at OVP HEALTH CARE (a separate, non-profit company with operations in Kentucky and Ohio). Hear Lance’s remarkable recovery story – in his own words.

Lance Hatten

After falling just about as far as a person can fall – and still be alive – 38-year-old Lance Hatten, a long-time (and now former) abuser and seller of drugs from Portsmouth, OH, is back on top of life again, thanks to medication-assisted treatment and counseling at OVP HEALTH CARE (a separate, non-profit company with operations in Kentucky and Ohio). Hear Lance’s remarkable recovery story – in his own words.

A Mother and Son Recovery Story

Ann Ferrell, a 46-year-old woman from Pike County, Kentucky, was ashamed of the fact that she used to use drugs with her son. But today, both mother and son are in recovery, and finding a way to replace that shame with hope for a brighter future. Find out what life is like today for them after seeking treatment from OVP HEALTH.

David and Mandy Smith

Drug addiction can result in the loss of almost everything for people suffering from it. That almost happened for Dave and Mandy Smith, of Logan County, WV. But their love story has a happy ending, thanks to their faith, determination and a little help from OVP HEALTH. Here’s their story.

David and Mandy Smith

Drug addiction can result in the loss of almost everything for people suffering from it. That almost happened for Dave and Mandy Smith, of Logan County, WV. But their love story has a happy ending, thanks to their faith, determination and a little help from OVP HEALTH. Here’s their story.

Chensla Lee

For half of her life, 46-year-old Chensla Lee, of Cattletsburg, KY, has been battling addiction. But now, thanks to medication-assisted treatment and counseling at OVP HEALTH in Ashland, she has the upper hand on it – and life is completely different. Here’s her story.

Jamie Doss: A Recovery Story

For more than half of his life, Jamie Doss, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, was addicted to painkillers. That addiction had cost him just about everything in his life. Then he decided he had had enough, and it was finally time to get help. As this video shows you, he found that help at OVP HEALTH in Louisa, Kentucky – medication assisted treatment and counseling that put him on the road to recovery. 

Jamie Doss: A Recovery Story

For more than half of his life, Jamie Doss, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, was addicted to painkillers. That addiction had cost him just about everything in his life. Then he decided he had had enough, and it was finally time to get help. As this video shows you, he found that help at OVP HEALTH in Louisa, Kentucky – medication assisted treatment and counseling that put him on the road to recovery. 

INPATIENT SERVICES

Welcome to the OVP HEALTH Recovery Center, a 62-bed, 30-day inpatient drug and alcohol treatment and recovery facility in South Point, Ohio. The OVP HEALTH Recovery Center provides 24-hour/365-day residential care for male, female and pregnant female patients across Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. Our completely renovated facility features 23 beds for men, 23 beds for women, and 16 beds dedicated for patients experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms, needing acute medical detox.

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Corporate Office: 300-B Eighth Street,
Suite 201 Huntington, WV 25701

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