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 Southeast Massachusetts CTC Cluster 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 Southeast Massachusetts CTC Cluster.

  • 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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How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

When taken within a medication assisted treatment program under the supervision of a trained medical professional, Suboxone is an extremely safe and effective treatment option for individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids. Suboxone provides patients with relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal while also eliminating cravings for continued opioid use. By consulting with a medical professional, you will be able to determine if Suboxone is the appropriate medication for you based on your individual needs and treatment requirements.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Due to Suboxone’s chemical makeup, it is possible for individuals to become addicted to this medication. However, when taken as prescribed and under the supervision of a trained medical professional, Suboxone is an extremely safe medication. Composed of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone provides patients with relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Buprenorphine works with the same receptors in the brain that are typically activated by opioids, but without causing patients to experience a euphoric high. Suboxone allows patients to play an active role in daily activities and take care of obligations without experiencing a euphoric high or cravings for additional opioid use.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

Because a specific test is required in order for Suboxone to be detected in the system, a positive result will not take place should an individual be required to take a standard drug screen while taking Suboxone. Suboxone is legal to take if it is prescribed within a licensed medication assisted treatment program for opioid addiction.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

The length of time that patients will be required to remain on Suboxone will vary based on their individual treatment requirements. Extensive research has confirmed the safety of Suboxone for both short- and long-term use. While some patients will only use Suboxone short-term, others may remain on Suboxone maintenance programs long-term. Since the medication’s effectiveness will not decrease over time, patients are able to take Suboxone as long as deemed necessary. Suboxone diminishes cravings for additional opioid use while eliminating the physical symptoms of withdrawal, allowing patients to play an active role in their recovery, attend work and school, and drive without impairment.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

Because Suboxone can interact with other medications, it is important to notify your physician of any medications that you are taking prior to incorporating Suboxone into your treatment plan. As is the case with many medications, Suboxone will cause patients to experience strong negative reactions when taken with other opiates, such as heroin, hydrocodone, or codeine. Because of this, patients who are taking Suboxone should not take opiates in combination with sleeping pills, sedatives, narcotic pain medications, or alcohol.

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

While Suboxone is safe for long-term use, patients are not required to remain on Suboxone long-term. Should you and your healthcare provider determine that Suboxone is no longer needed for your treatment, you will be able to work closely with your treatment provider in order to safely wean off of Suboxone until recovery is achieved. Based on your treatment goals, you may transition onto another medication or remain substance-free without the aid of medication.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

Since treatment at Southeast Massachusetts Comprehensive Treatment Centers is customized based on the needs of each individual patient, the cost of treatment will fluctuate from person to person. To learn more about the final cost of treatment, as well as the treatment options available, please contact one of our dedicated intake coordinators today.