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 Naltrexone Maintenance Programs

What is naltrexone?

Naltrexone is a prescription medication that is used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs. Naltrexone was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1984 to treat adults who are struggling with opioid use disorder, which is the clinical term for opioid addictionIn 1994, naltrexone earned FDA approval for use in MAT programs for adults who have developed alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism. Naltrexone may be taken in pill form when used to treat alcohol use disorder. When naltrexone is incorporated into MAT for opioid addictionit is typically administered via extended-release injection. 

What are the benefits of naltrexone?

The most obvious benefit of naltrexone is that when you take this medication as directed by a qualified healthcare provider, you can stop using opioids without experiencing the intense cravings that would otherwise occur. Another benefit of naltrexone is convenience. Unlike some of the other medications that are used in MAT for opioid use disorder, naltrexone is usually administered via an extended-release injection. Thus, instead of needing to take medication every day, you will only need to receive a naltrexone injection about every four weeks. 

How can I determine if naltrexone is right for me?

The best way to determine if naltrexone or another medication is right for you is to complete a thorough assessment and consult with a licensed and experienced healthcare provider. When you start treatment at a Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) or an Integrated Treatment Center (ITC), this is exactly what will occur. You’ll complete a detailed evaluation, discuss your needs and goals with a member of your MAT team, and get a recommendation for naltrexone or another medication. 

Is naltrexone safe for long-term use?

Years of research indicates that when naltrexone is used as directed as part of an approved MAT program, this medication is safe for both short- and long-term use. 

Can I become addicted to naltrexone?

No. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has determined that naltrexone poses no risk for abuse or addiction. Although naltrexone interacts with the same receptors in your central nervous system that are impacted by opioids, this medication does not cause the feelings of euphoria or sedation that can result from opioid use. 

How long will I need to use naltrexone?

All decisions regarding your use of naltrexone should be made in consultation with the healthcare provider who prescribed this medication to you. At a CTC or an ITC, your treatment team will be able to answer all your questions about naltrexone and help you determine how long you should use this medication.  

What happens if I want to stop using naltrexone?

When you’ve progressed in your treatment to the point where you’re ready to stop using naltrexone, you will consult with your treatment team to determine how to accomplish this without jeopardizing your continued recovery. Ending your use of naltrexone should not bring about any withdrawal symptoms, so you won’t need to taper your use as you may need to do with other medications.  

How much does naltrexone treatment cost?

At Comprehensive Treatment Centers and Integrated Treatment Centers, naltrexone is just one component of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Depending on the specific needs of each patient, treatment at CTCs and ITCs may include naltrexone or another prescription medication, counseling, and additional support services. The cost of your care will be determined by a variety of personal factors, including which medication and services are included in your personalized treatment plan. For additional details about naltrexone, MAT, and the cost of treatment at CTCs or ITCs, please contact our intake team at your earliest convenience.  

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