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 Methadone Maintenance Programs

How do I know if methadone is right for me?

Methadone provides much-needed relief to patients who are battling an addiction to opioids. This U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medication eliminates cravings for continued opioid use while relieving symptoms that often accompany withdrawal from opioids. When methadone is taken as prescribed under the guidance of trained medical professionals within a licensed treatment center, its use is extremely safe. In addition, methadone provides patients with the ability to take part in daily activities such as work, driving, and school without impairment.

Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer patients the ability to incorporate various prescription medications within their individual treatment plan. For this reason, patients should closely work with their treatment provider in order to determine the appropriate medication based upon their unique treatment requirements.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

As methadone is a controlled substance, there is potential for addiction. When taken as prescribed, however, the risk for addiction is minimal. Comprehensive Treatment Centers closely monitor the administration of prescriptions in order to ensure each patient’s safety throughout the course of treatment.

Will methadone show up on a drug screening?

The use of methadone will not cause a patient to test positive should a drug screen be given while in treatment. A specific test is required in order to detect the presence of methadone within the system. However, patients who attempt to abuse opioids and/or other substances while in treatment will test positive on any drug screen that is administered.

How long will I need to be on methadone?

While some patients will remain on methadone long-term, others will only utilize it for a short period of time. The length of time that a patient is prescribed methadone will be dependent upon his or her unique treatment needs. By working with our treatment team, patients can determine the length of time that methadone will benefit them for.

Does methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Since methadone can negatively interact with other substances, patients should refrain from taking methadone until they speak with their treatment provider. Patients should notify their treatment team of any prescription, medications, and/or substances that they are taking prior to incorporating the use of methadone into their treatment program. The use of opioids and/or alcohol should not occur while in treatment due to the hazardous interactions that can occur when combined with methadone.

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

Patients who no longer wish to remain on methadone should work closely with their treatment team in order to gradually wean off of their medication. Symptoms of withdrawal can occur should a patient abruptly cease use of methadone. Once all traces of this medication are no longer in the system, patients can then either remain opioid-free without the assistance of medication or transition onto a different prescription

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

The treatment available through Comprehensive Treatment Centers are customized to meet the treatment needs of each individual patient. The therapeutic interventions utilized, the form of payment given, and the specific medication prescribed can all impact the cost of care for our patients.

To learn more about the treatment options that we offer as well as the final cost of care based upon your unique treatment requirements, please reach out to a member of our intake team today. Comprehensive Treatment Centers is here to provide you or someone that you love with the compassionate support required in order to successfully progress towards recovery.

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