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 CTC Programs 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at CTC Programs.

  • These restrictions have 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 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.
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Buprenorphine Maintenance Programs

How do I know if Buprenorphine is right for me?

Approved for the treatment of opioid addiction by the U.S Food and Drug Administration, Buprenorphine provides patients with relief from the physical symptoms that accompany withdrawal. In addition to providing much-needed relief, this medication also eliminates cravings for continued opioid use while provides patients the ability to focus on the reminder of their recovery with a clear mind. When taken as prescribed, Buprenorphine is an extremely safe treatment option for those battling an addiction to opioids. There are multiple medications available at Comprehensive Treatment Centers which is why patients should closely work with their treatment provider in order to determine the ideal medication based upon their treatment requirements.

Can I become addicted to Buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine does carry addictive properties along with its use. However, when taken as prescribed under the close supervision of a licensed medical professional, the chances for addiction are extremely low. Comprehensive Treatment Centers closely monitors the prescription and administration of all medications in our treatment center which dramatically lowers the risk for abuse.

Will Buprenorphine show up on a drug screening?

Individuals who are required to complete a drug screen while in treatment will not test positive while taking Buprenorphine. Buprenorphine requires a specific test in order to detect its presence within the system. However, should a patient abuse opioids or other substances while in treatment, he or she will then test positive on a standard drug screen.

How long will I need to be on Buprenorphine?

Although the use of Buprenorphine is approved safe for long-term use, patients are not required to remain on this medication indefinitely. The length of time that a patient will take Buprenorphine will vary based upon his or her unique set of treatment requirements. By working closely with our medical team, patients are given the opportunity to customize a plan of treatment that matches their goals and requirements while in treatment.

Does Buprenorphine interact with other drugs or medications?

As dangerous interactions can occur when other prescriptions and over-the-counter medications are combined with Buprenorphine, patients should make their treatment provider aware of any substances that he or she may be taking. Patients who are prescribed Buprenorphine should refrain from consuming alcohol and/or recreational drugs during the course of treatment due to the hazardous interactions that can occur.

What if I no longer wish to take Buprenorphine? Can I stop or switch to a different medication?

Individuals who no longer wish to remain on Buprenorphine should work closely with their treatment team in order to safely taper of off their dosage. Individuals who abruptly stop taking Buprenorphine place themselves at an increased risk for experiencing symptoms of withdrawal. As soon as Buprenorphine is out of a patient’s system, he or she can either transition onto a different medication or remain opioid-free without the assistance of a prescription.

What is the cost of Buprenorphine treatment?

Treatment through Comprehensive Treatment Centers is highly customized to meet the unique set of requirements that accompany each individual patient. Because of this, the final cost of care will vary patient-to-patient. To learn more about Buprenorphine as well as the other treatment options that we offer, please contact Comprehensive Treatment Centers today. We are here to provide you or someone that you love with the assistance in safely returning to a life without abuse and addiction.

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– Jen R.