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 Suboxone is right for me?

Comprised of two substances (buprenorphine and naloxone), Suboxone is a medication that interacts with receptors in the brain that are stimulated by the abuse of other opioids, such as prescription pain medications, heroin, and similar substances. However, Suboxone does not create a mind-altering high, which allows patients to continue their everyday activities without being challenged with withdrawal symptoms or cravings.

Suboxone is known for its safety and effectiveness in helping individuals who are grappling with opioid addiction. If you have become dependent on one or more opioids, the use of Suboxone within a medication assisted treatment program can allow you to stop your opioid abuse without suffering from withdrawal symptoms or cravings to use. To find out if Suboxone is the appropriate medication for you, speak with a certified physician who can evaluate your treatment needs.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Suboxone is a very strong medication that can be addictive. However, when it is taken as prescribed and within a medication assisted treatment program, the use of this medication is effective, safe, and unlikely to develop into an addiction.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

No, if you are taking Suboxone, it will not show up on a standard drug test. Suboxone’s primary ingredient (buprenorphine) will only appear on a specialized test that is designed to detect it. However, if you are enrolled in a medication assisted treatment program that is licensed, your use is considered legal and you will not be penalized for taking this medication.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

The period of time that you will remain on Suboxone will be dependent on your own individual needs. You and your physician will decide how long you stay on this medication. An extensive amount of research has proven that the use of Suboxone is safe and effective for both short and long-term use. Some patients take Suboxone for a couple of months, while others use it for years. Suboxone is beneficial in the sense that it prevents withdrawal symptoms and eliminates cravings, which allow patients to focus solely on their daily responsibilities and treatment. The effectiveness of Suboxone does not decrease over time, which means that you can take it for as long as needed until you and your physician decide differently.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

As with most medications, Suboxone can interact with other drugs or medications. As a result, you should disclose any and all medications that you are taking to your physician prior to starting a Suboxone regimen. When taken with other opioids, such as heroin, hydrocodone, or oxycodone, Suboxone can cause negative side effects. Those who are taking Suboxone should not use sedatives, sleeping pills, narcotic pain medicines, or consume alcohol. In regards to other medications, please discuss then with your physician at the start of treatment.

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

Suboxone is approved for long-term use, however when you start taking Suboxone, you do not need to take it for the rest of your life. If you and your physician determine Suboxone is no longer the best medication for you, or if you are ready to taper off, he or she can help assist you in taking smaller doses of Suboxone until your body is clear of the substance. At that point, you can either switch to another medication or stay medication-free.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

Treatment provided at Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers is individualized to meet the needs of each patient. Each individual will receive medications (like Suboxone), therapy sessions, and possibly other services. As a result, the cost for care will vary because your needs are unique and so is your treatment plan. To discuss the possible cost of Suboxone and treatment at one of our centers, please contact one of our intake specialists today.