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 Comprehensive & Integrated Treatment Centers 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.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Comprehensive & Integrated Treatment Centers.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • 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

Preferred Addiction Treatment Centers for Senior Adults

The opioid epidemic accounts for a staggering number of overdose deaths in the United States each year. But opioid use disorder among senior adults age 65 and older is often underestimated and underdiagnosed, keeping older adults from getting the treatment they need to live healthier, more satisfying lives.

A Growing Concern

Senior adults face chronic illness, pain, and trauma that can lead to misuse of prescription and illicit opioids. Research shows that:

  • About 50% of senior adults who are living independently suffer from daily pain.
  • Between 2006 and 2014, opioid misuse was a factor in more than 125,000 emergency department visits by adults age 65 and older.
  • Senior adults who are misusing opioids are 50% more likely to be hospitalized after an emergency department visit than those not misusing opioids.
  • About 22% of U.S. adults age 55 and older entered first-time treatment for opioid use disorder in 2015, compared with 25% of U.S. adults age 55 and younger.
  • Between 2012 and 2015, the number of first-time opioid addiction treatment admissions for U.S. adults age 55 and older who were using heroin doubled from 2,725 to 5,636.

Help is Available

Senior adults who are struggling with opioid use disorder can get the help they need through proven, evidence-based programs such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Individuals who participate in MAT benefit from a combination of behavioral therapy and prescription medications that help them combat the effects opioids have had on their lives and bodies. Medication-assisted treatment:

  • Provides a safe, controlled level of medication that helps senior adults stop misusing opioids
  • Relieves withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings
  • Does not impair a senior adult’s mental, physical, or social functioning
  • Integrates comprehensive therapy to create the behavioral changes needed for lasting recovery

Now accepting Medicare! The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act establishes a new Medicare Part B benefit for opioid use disorder treatment services that are furnished by outpatient treatment providers on or after January 1, 2020.

  • Methadone
  • Suboxone
  • Vivitrol

These medications are not only backed by extensive research for their safety and effectiveness, but they are also proven to help individuals achieve the recovered lives they desire.

This place saved my life. Yes it was hard and yes it took time, but you know it's all worth it if you want to change.

– Jen R.