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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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?

Suboxone is a safe and effective medication that is frequently used in medication assisted treatment programs to help individuals put an end to their abuse of opioids. If you are dependent on opioids, participating in a program that offers Suboxone can help put an end to nagging drug cravings, as well as painful withdrawal symptoms. The best way to decide if Suboxone is right for you is to speak with your physician who can evaluate your needs.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Yes, Suboxone is a medication that can lead to addiction when misused. However, if you take Suboxone under the guidance of those in a medication assisted treatment program, the likelihood of developing an addiction is low. In fact, medication assisted treatment is the most effective way to treat an opioid addiction. Suboxone contains both buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine stimulates similar receptors in the brain that are triggered by other opioids like heroin, morphine, or prescription painkillers, but without causing the same high. Therefore, Suboxone can help you live free of cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

Suboxone will not appear on a typical drug screening. Buprenorphine will only appear on a drug test that is created to specifically detect it. However, if you are participating in a medication assisted treatment program, you are taking Suboxone legally and with the permission of a medical professional.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

Deciding how long you will remain on Suboxone will be determined by a physician who has consistently reviewed your needs. Research has shown that Suboxone is safe and effective for those who take it either for short-term or long-term treatment. Some individuals might take Suboxone for a short period of time, while others might take it for years. Suboxone is beneficial in stopping drug cravings and curbing withdrawal symptoms, all while affording you the opportunity to actively participate in all areas of your life. The effectiveness of Suboxone does not change as time goes on.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

Prior to starting a Suboxone regimen, you should tell your physician about the medications that you are currently taking. When combined with other opioids (like hydrocodone, heroin, oxycodone, codeine, etc.), Suboxone can cause serious reactions. Those taking Suboxone should not take sleeping pills, narcotic pain medications, sedatives, or drink alcohol. For all other medications that could interact adversely with this medication, it is important that you discuss the medications you  are currently on with your physician.

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

Suboxone is perfectly safe to take for a long period of time, however you do not have to continue to take Suboxone for your entire life. If you and your physician decide that Suboxone is no longer the most appropriate medication for you, or that you are no longer in need of medication assisted treatment, you can begin weaning off the Suboxone through the use of smaller doses until your body is clear of the medication entirely. At this point, you can either remain medication-free or switch to a different medication.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

The cost of treatment at Maryland Comprehensive Treatment Centers is dependent on a number of variables, as the care we provide is individualized. Our programs provide medications like Suboxone, as well as therapy sessions and additional services. Therefore, your treatment will be unique to your needs and so will the cost of your care. To learn more about the potential cost of treatment, contact an intake specialist today.