Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sacramento Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

Suboxone is a medication that is proven to be safe and effective in treating individuals who are battling opioid addictions. If you have developed an addiction to an opioid, including Suboxone into your medication assisted treatment plan can help you put an end to your abuse once without going through a period of withdrawal. To determine if Suboxone is the appropriate medication for you, speak with a professional who can review your treatment needs and help you decide if Suboxone is right for you.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Yes. Suboxone is a medication that can cause a tolerance to develop if abused. However, when taken as prescribed and as a part of a medication assisted treatment program, Suboxone is safe to use and is effective. Made up of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone triggers the receptors in the brain that are stimulated when opioids like morphine, prescription painkillers, and heroin are present in a person’s system. However, unlike these substances, Suboxone does not cause a disorienting high. Therefore, Suboxone can help individuals accomplish daily tasks and goals without struggling with withdrawal symptoms or cravings.

Will Suboxone show up in a drug screening?

Suboxone will not cause a standard drug screen to be positive, unless the test that is being used is one that is specified to do so. However, if you are enrolled in a medication assisted treatment program and you are prescribed Suboxone, your use is considered legal.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

The length of time that you will remain on Suboxone will be determined by both you and your physician. Research has proven that the use of Suboxone is safe for different lengths of use, including long-term and short-term. While some individuals take it for a few months, others take it for years. Some of the greatest benefits of Suboxone are that it helps prevent drug cravings and reduces withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, individuals are able to continue their daily lives by going to work, attending school, being an active family member, and more without struggling with impairments or distractions. In addition, the effectiveness of Suboxone does not diminish over time.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

As with most prescription medications, you should always be open and honest with your physician about what medications you are taking prior to taking Suboxone. This medication can cause reactions when combined with other opioids like heroin, hydrocodone, codeine, or oxycodone, as well as alcohol. Those who are using Suboxone should steer clear of sleeping pills, narcotic pain medications, and sedatives. In regards to all other medications, it is important to speak with your physician about potential risks.

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 care, you do not have to take it for the rest of your life. If you and your physician have determined that Suboxone is not the appropriate medication for you, or if you have decided that you no longer wish to stay on it because you have progressed in your treatment, you can begin tapering off of it under the supervision of your physician. This will help your body slowly get rid of the presence of Suboxone so that you do not experience withdrawal symptoms. Once you have tapered off, you can either stay off or switch to another medication.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

The treatment offered at Sacramento Comprehensive Treatment Center is a unique experience for each individual. The services we offer include medications like Suboxone, multiple therapy sessions, and additional means of care to meet each individual’s needs. Therefore, the cost of your care will vary based on what your needs are. To talk more about your needs and what the potential cost of your treatment might be, contact one of our intake specialists today.