Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 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.

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Suboxone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

If you are struggling with an opioid addiction, taking a medication such as Suboxone within the confines of a medication assisted treatment program can help you stop your addiction in its tracks. Suboxone is both safe and effective, and aids in helping decrease withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings. To determine if Suboxone is right for you, speak to a physician affiliated with a medication assisted treatment program who can review your treatment needs to see if this is the appropriate medication for you.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Yes. Suboxone, like other medications, can lead to addiction if used inappropriately. However, if used as a part of a medication assisted treatment program, Suboxone is completely safe to use. Comprised of both buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone triggers opioid receptors in the brain that would have otherwise been triggered through the use of drugs like heroin, morphine, or painkillers. By activating these receptors, Suboxone is effective in lessening withdrawal symptoms and cravings without producing a disorienting high.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

Suboxone will only appear on a drug test if the test is designed specifically to detect buprenorphine. In most cases, regular drug tests do not pick up this medication. However, even if it is detected on a screening, your use is legal as long as you are enrolled in a medication assisted treatment program and using Suboxone under the supervision of a medical professional.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

Only you and your physician will be able to determine the length of time that you take Suboxone. Research has proven that Suboxone can be used both short-term and long-term without causing serious effects. Some individuals take Suboxone for a couple of months prior to tapering off, while others stay on Suboxone for years. This medication is beneficial as it helps stop drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms so individuals can stay focused on living up to their daily responsibilities and expectations. Suboxone’s effectiveness always remains the same, so you can continue to take it as needed.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

There is always a possibility for drug interactions with any medication, and Suboxone is no different. Be sure to disclose all of the medications that you are taking to your physician prior to beginning treatment that includes Suboxone. Taking Suboxone while using other opioids can lead to the development of withdrawal symptoms. If you are on Suboxone, you should not take sleeping pills, narcotic pain medications, sedatives, or drink alcohol. Always speak with your physician about what medications you can and cannot take with Suboxone.

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

Even though taking Suboxone for a long period of time is safe, beginning a Suboxone regimen does not mean that you will be on it for the rest of your life. If you and your physician decide that Suboxone is no longer the most effective medication for you, or if you are ready to stop using the medication altogether, you can begin to taper off of it until your body is clear of the medication. At this point, you can either switch to another medication or remain off of such medication all together.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

The treatment we provide at Southern California Comprehensive Treatment Centers is unique and individualized. Not only do we provide Suboxone, but we also offer therapeutic resources and additional services. Based on the customization of your personal treatment plan, your cost cannot be determined until we are aware of what your treatment needs will be. A number of other factors, such as the price of your medication and therapy, can also determine what your final costs will be. To learn more about the cost of treatment, please contact us today.