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 Sacramento Comprehensive Treatment Center 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 Sacramento Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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 methadone is right for me?

Methadone is a prescription medication that is viewed as a safe option for treating opioid addiction. Utilized within medication assisted treatment programs, this medication has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after an extensive amount of research proved its effectiveness in treating addictions to opioids such as morphine, heroin, and prescription pain medication. When incorporated into an individual’s treatment plan, Methadone is able to stop cravings for opioids from occurring, as well as lessening the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.

If you or someone you love is interested in receiving medication assisted treatment that includes the use of Methadone, speak with your physician or a knowledgeable treatment provider to decide if this might be the correct medication for you. There are numerous medication options to choose from within medication assisted treatment programs, so it is critical that you work to determine the pros and cons prior to starting a Methadone regimen.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

Since Methadone is a controlled substance, there is potential for abuse and dependency to develop. However, when taken within a medication assisted treatment program and under the watchful eye of a medical professional, these risks are diminished. In addition, medication assisted treatment programs that offer Methadone require individuals to come to the center on a daily basis to receive their medication, making it less likely for it to be abused.

Will methadone show up on a drug screening?

If an individual is taking Methadone and is asked to complete a drug screen while doing so, he or she will not test positive on a standard screen. However, there are screens that are designed to detect substances such as Methadone, but they are not nearly as common.

How long will I need to be on methadone?

The length of time that you will remain on Methadone will be dependent on your treatment needs. While some individuals remain on Methadone for a longer period of time, others only take it short-term.

If you or someone you love is looking into a medication assisted treatment program that includes methadone, speak to your physician about how long you might need to take it for.

Does methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

If an individual is taking medications for physical or psychological purposes, it is crucial that he or she tells his or her physician about these medications prior to starting on Methadone. Methadone can cause reactions, which is why it is important for individuals to speak openly about everything they are taking to ensure the safety and effectiveness of Methadone and his or her additional medications. While taking Methadone, it is not recommended that a person consume alcohol.

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

Some people will use Methadone for a short period of time, while others will use it as part of a long-term treatment plan. When Methadone is stopped suddenly, an individual can develop withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, if you no longer wish to be on Methadone, your physician can help you properly taper off of it. At that time, you can decide if you want to remain medication-free, or switch to a different medication.

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

The treatment provided at Sacramento Comprehensive Treatment Center is highly personalized to meet the many different needs of our patients. Therefore, the cost of care can vary. The medication that is being utilized, the services that are being provided, and the method of payment can all impact the cost of care.

If you or a loved one desires to learn more about the cost of care at Sacramento Comprehensive Treatment Center, contact one of our kind and experienced intake specialists today.