Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Southern California Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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 Southern California Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • 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 are being vetted and 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

Methadone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Methadone is right for me?

Methadone, a prescription medication, is one of the safest options for opioid addiction treatment. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), methadone has undergone a vast amount of research that proves its effectiveness in aiding individuals towards recovery from addictions to morphine, heroin, or prescription painkillers. When incorporated into a chemical dependency treatment program, methadone helps prevent extreme drug cravings and is capable of reducing the intensity of withdrawal symptoms that accompany the ceasing of opioids.

If you or someone you care for is seeking medication assisted treatment to put an opioid addiction in the past, you can discuss options with a medical professional to see if methadone is the right medication for you or your loved one. There are a number of additional options for medication assisted treatment programs, so be sure to speak with a physician to discuss benefits and limitations prior to starting treatment that includes methadone.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

Since methadone is a controlled substance, there is a possibility for abuse and an addiction to form. When participating in a medication assisted treatment program, you will be monitored by qualified professionals who will ensure that you are taking the medication as prescribed to prevent abuse from occurring. In addition, those individuals who are on methadone must go to their center of choice daily in order to receive their medication, which lessens the likelihood of abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

When taking a drug screen (if required), methadone will not show up. Taking a test such as this will determine if you are taking other opioids or additional substances, and it would take a specialized test to detect methadone.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

You will remain on methadone for as long as you need to be based on your own unique needs. While some individuals are only on methadone for a short time, others might use it for longer.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

If you are taking any other prescription medications for physical or psychological reasons, make your physician aware prior to starting methadone. It is possible for methadone to negatively interact with other medications; therefore it is imperative to discuss the use of other medications in order to avoid any adverse interactions. In addition, note that using other opioids, drugs, or alcohol is not recommended while taking methadone.

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

Every individual who takes methadone is going to take it for a different length of time. If during the course of your treatment, you wish to no longer take methadone or want to switch to a different medication, your treatment provider can assist you in tapering off methadone or prescribe another medication that can meet your needs. This process is necessary so as to prevent patients from experiencing adverse effects or withdrawal during this process. To learn more about ceasing the use of methadone or changing prescriptions, it is pertinent that a conversation is had with one’s prescribing physician.

What is the cost for Methadone treatment?

The treatment that is provided at Southern California Comprehensive Treatment Centers is extremely personalized and thus the cost of methadone treatment can vary. A number of things can contribute to the cost of methadone treatment, such as the services an individual receives, the method of payment, and the medication that is prescribed.