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 Suboxone Maintenance Programs

How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

Suboxone is known as a safe and effective medication that can help individuals who are grappling with an opioid addiction. If you have become dependent on one or more opioids, incorporating Suboxone into a comprehensive plan at a medication assisted treatment program can help you put your abuse to an end without struggling with cravings or painful withdrawal symptoms. The best way to determine if Suboxone is the right medication for you is to speak to your physician who can evaluate your needs and recommend the appropriate treatment for you.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Yes. Suboxone is a powerful medication that can lead to dependency and tolerance if it is abused. If taken as prescribed, Suboxone is safe and effective. Comprised of two primary ingredients (buprenorphine and naloxone), Suboxone is able to stimulate the same receptors in the brain that other opioids do all without creating the same uncoordinated high. As a result, buprenorphine is able to help you stay focused on your daily goals and accomplish them.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

The period of time that you will need to be on Suboxone will be a decision that you and your doctor will make. Extensive research has proven that Suboxone is safe to use both long- and short-term. Some people take Suboxone for long periods of time, while others only take it for a little while before tapering off. Suboxone is beneficial in the sense that it stops drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms so that individuals can maintain mental clarity so they can continue working, going to school, engaging in therapy, and so on. Suboxone’s effectiveness does not lessen over time, which means that you can keep using it as long as you need.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

Like most medications, Suboxone can cause interactions. Therefore, you should always tell your physician what medications you are on before starting a Suboxone. This medication can cause powerful effects when combined with other opioids such as oxycodone, codeine, hydrocodone, and heroin. It also causes negative effects when combined with alcohol. Those who are taking Suboxone should not take sleeping pills, narcotic painkillers, or sedatives, and should not drink alcohol. In regards to all other medications, please speak with your physician to determine what is safe and what is not.

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

Just because Suboxone is approved for long-term use that does not mean that an individual has to remain on Suboxone for the rest of his or her life. If you and your physician decide that Suboxone is no longer the medication for you, or if you have reached a point in your treatment where you are ready to stop using medications, you can begin to taper off of Suboxone with small doses until your system is completely cleared. At that point, you can either switch medications or stay medication-free.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

The treatment provided at Comprehensive Treatment Centers is individualized to meet the needs of each patient. As a part of these plans, individuals can obtain medication, therapy, and other services that are deemed appropriate for them. Since a patient’s care will be based on his or her needs, the cost can vary. To talk about the price of care, contact an intake specialist today.

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