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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Southeast Massachusetts Subutex Clinic for Opioid Addiction

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Proudly serving Southeast Massachusetts, our subutex clinics provide adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

How It Works and Is It Safe?

How Subutex Treatment Works

Prescribed daily in the form of a dissolvable tablet that is absorbed into the body, Subutex is a partial agonist-antagonist that provides individuals with relief from the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Subutex uses buprenorphine hydrochloride as its active ingredient and provides patients with diminished cravings for continued opioid use while also eliminating symptoms of withdrawal from opioids. Patients who are prescribed Subutex experience the mental clarity that is required in order to focus on the remainder of their recovery.

Subutex was approved in 2002 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat opioid dependence. Due to its safety and effectiveness, Subutex is one of the few medications that has been approved to be a safe treatment option for individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids. Individuals who are prescribed Subutex will not risk damaging their vital organs, nor will they experience cognitive impairments in their daily obligations or activities. Because of this, patients who utilize Subutex will be able to play an active role in their recovery as well as adhere to daily responsibilities like attending work or school.

Because Subutex can cause side effects, individuals who are considering using this medication should first consult with a medical professional. When taken as prescribed and under the supervision of a trained medical professional, Subutex is an extremely safe option for treating opioid addiction.

The Effectiveness of Treatment

The Effectiveness of Subutex Treatment

Extensive clinical research has confirmed the effectiveness of Subutex when used to treat opioid addiction. Individuals who have utilized Subutex within their medication assisted treatment have noted that they experience a drastic reduction in the physical symptoms of withdrawal, while also experiencing relief from cravings for additional opioid use. Overall, when Subutex is incorporated within treatment, patients experience positive physical outcomes which allow them to focus on the remainder of recovery with a clear and focused mind.

The Benefits Treatment & Counseling

The Benefits of Subutex Treatment & Counseling

Treatment for opioid addiction that utilizes Subutex typically involves three phases of treatment. The following phases are typically experienced by patients who have Subutex incorporated into their treatment plans:

Induction: This first phase of treatment takes place when a patient is first introduced to the use of Subutex, and typically occurs shortly after the use of opioids has ceased. The beginning stages of withdrawal are normally experienced during this phase.

Stabilization: During this phase of treatment, most patients are no longer experiencing symptoms of withdrawal or cravings for continued opioid use. Dosages of Subutex can be altered during this time, depending on the treatment requirements of each individual patient.

Maintenance: During the maintenance stage of treatment, patients are able to discuss weaning off of Subutex or transitioning onto another medication, based on the patient’s stability.

Medication assisted treatment often incorporates the use of therapeutic interventions in order to treat the underlying psychological and emotional components of their addiction. Throughout the course of treatment, it is extremely beneficial for patients to receive counseling services simultaneously in order to aid them in progressing towards recovery. Counseling sessions allow patients the opportunity to address and treat the underlying emotional and behavioral factors that may have contributed in their addictive behaviors in the first place. Research has indicated that individuals who receive therapeutic interventions, such as individual and group counseling, are less likely to relapse.

How to Support Your Loved One During Medication Assisted Treatment:The loved ones of an individual who is struggling with addiction can provide immeasurable support throughout the entire process of recovery. As a loved one of someone who is receiving treatment for addiction, it is also important that you receive support of your own. By playing an active role in your loved one’s care, you will be able to gain a deeper understanding of addiction while strengthening your relationship with your loved one.

How You Can Be Successful in a Medication Assisted Treatment Program:If you are struggling with addiction and would benefit from the treatment available through a medication assisted treatment program, please keep in mind the following suggestions to succeed during treatment:

  • Follow any and all treatment guidelines set in place by your provider regarding taking Subutex.
  • Play an active role in all group and individual counseling sessions that you are scheduled to attend.
  • Openly voice any issues that may arise while taking Subutex. Should a problem arise, your treatment provider can appropriately adjust your dosage or medication.
  • Refrain from using opioids while taking Subutex.
  • Communicate with your treatment provider throughout the course of treatment regarding any concerns that may arise. Our team of medical professionals is here to provide you with the highest quality of care available.
Side Effects

The Side Effects of Subutex

As is the case with any prescription medication, it is important to openly discuss the potential side effects that you may experience while on Subutex. Prior to incorporating Subutex into your treatment program, first speak with your physician regarding other medications that you may be taking, as well as potential interactions that may take place as a result. It is important for individuals who are taking Subutex to be made aware of the following side effects that can potentially occur:

Most common side effects:

  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Sleeplessness
  • Sweating
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Infections
  • Pain
  • Back pain
  • Withdrawal symptoms

Fairly common side effects:

  • Runny nose
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Chills
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Diarrhea

Less common side effects:

  • Accidental injury
  • Upset stomach
  • Abscesses
  • Fever

Please contact Southeast Massachusetts Comprehensive Treatment Centers today if you or someone you love would benefit from the treatment options that we provide, or if you wish to learn more about Subutex. Our knowledgeable intake team is available to assist you with any questions that you may have.