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 Southeastern Pennsylvania 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 Southeastern Pennsylvania 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 Methadone is right for me?

Methadone, a safe option in treating opioid addiction, is a prescription medication that is frequently utilized in medication assisted treatment programs. Methadone received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after an extensive amount of research determined its effectiveness in aiding individuals in recovering from addictions to opioids such as morphine, heroin, and prescription pain medications. When incorporated in a comprehensive treatment plan, methadone is able to stop nagging drug cravings and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that appear after an individual ends his or her use of opioids.

If you or someone you love is interested in obtaining medication assisted treatment that utilizes methadone to end addiction, speak with a provider who can help determine if you or your loved one will benefit from this medication. There are medications other than methadone that can help with opioid addiction treatment, so it is imperative to work with a qualified treatment provider to determine the pros and cons of starting on methadone so you or your loved one can obtain the most favorable treatment outcomes.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

Yes. Methadone is a controlled substance, which means that there is potential for abuse and dependency. However, keep in mind that when utilized within a medication assisted treatment program, certified professionals will be able to monitor the administration of methadone to prevent any type of addiction from developing. In addition, medication assisted treatment programs require all patients to come to the center to obtain their dose on a daily basis, which helps reduce the likelihood of incorrect dosing or risk for abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

If an individual is required to take a drug screening while on methadone, it will not result in a positive test. There are some drug tests that are designed to detect methadone, however they are not commonly used. However, if an individual is abusing other substances or opioids, the drug screen will come back positive.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

The length of time that you might remain on methadone will be determined based on your own individual needs. Some patients utilize methadone for just a few months, while others use it for much longer.

If you or someone you love is considering participating in a medication assisted treatment program that includes the use of methadone, speak with a provider regarding the length of time that this medication might be used for.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

If an individual is consuming any prescription medications for physical or psychological reasons, it is imperative that they disclose all medications to a physician prior to starting on a methadone maintenance program. Methadone can cause interactions with other medications, which is why it is important to speak with your physician about your use of other medications to ensure that you will be using methadone safely. While on methadone, abstain from the use of other opioids, other drugs in general, and alcohol.

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

Since each patient can experience withdrawal symptoms if the use of methadone suddenly stops, it is important to work with a physician to properly wean off of this medication. Some people take methadone for a short period of time, while others use it for longer. You can take methadone for as long as you need, however if you and your physician determine that you can stop methadone or will be switching to another medication, your physician can help you taper off of methadone in the safest manner possible.

What is the cost for Methadone treatment?

The treatment we provide at Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers is incredibly personalized, which means that we work to meet each and every one of your needs. We do so by providing specific services to you, all of which can impact the cost of your care. The medication that is taken, the services offered, and even the method of payment can impact your final treatment costs.

If you or someone you care for wants to obtain more information about methadone treatment at Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please reach out to one of our intake experts today.