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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Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Subutex, a medication that has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is used to treat opioid addiction. If you are dependent on opioids, such as morphine, painkillers, or heroin, taking Subutex can greatly help put an end to your opioid addiction. In addition, this medication is proven to be both safe and effective. When taken within a medication-assisted treatment program, Subutex works to stop withdrawal symptoms and tempting drug cravings.

To determine if Subutex is the right medication for you, you must talk it over with your physician so that he or she can provide you with the best guidance based on your needs. He or she can also help you figure out what kind of treatment will be most beneficial in treating those needs.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Yes. Because buprenorphine is the active ingredient in this medication, it can become addictive. It is unlikely that you will become addicted to Subutex, as the risk for developing a dependency is low.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

No. The average urine tests that are used to detect drugs are not designed to pick up traces of buprenorphine. There are tests that can detect buprenorphine, however, if you are taking this medication legally within a medication-assisted treatment program, there is nothing to worry about either way.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

Your own needs will determine how long you will need to remain on Subutex. Some individuals only stay on Subutex for a short period of time, while others stay on it longer. Again, your length of time spent on Subutex will be determined by your own needs.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. Combining Subutex with other medications or drugs can cause unpleasant side effects. These side effects will depend on the type of medication(s) that Subutex interacts with. Your physician will be able to inform you of the medications that you can and cannot take while on Subutex, however, if you are on this medication, you should refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs to avoid dangerous side effects.

As with any medication, it is always beneficial to discuss what medications you are currently taking with your physician before starting a new one, including Suboxone. Therefore, he or she can provide you with all the information and warnings necessary so you can stay healthy and safe during treatment.

What if I no longer wish to take Subutex?

If you no longer wish to take Subutex, you can work with your physician to determine the next step. You can either wean off Subutex if your physician approves or wean off of it and then begin taking a different medication. For many individuals, they utilize Subutex at the start of their treatment and then switch to Suboxone for long-term treatment. All decisions will be made between you and your physician.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

Each individual’s treatment is going to vary based on a number of things. Since every patient’s treatment plan is individualized, costs can fluctuate. Because of this individualization, your cost of care is going to depend on your own needs. To determine what your cost of treatment will be in receiving care at a Southern California Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact one of our intake specialists.