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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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?

Approved for use by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Subutex aids individuals in treating opioid addiction. Individuals addicted to prescription painkillers, morphine, and heroin have safely and effectively overcome their addiction by incorporating Subutex into their medication assisted treatment plans. When taken as prescribed by a medical professional within a medication assisted treatment program, Subutex can assist patients in lowering the symptoms associated with withdrawal, as well as lessening cravings for additional opioids. By consulting with a qualified medical professional, you can determine if Subutex is the correct fit for you based on your specific needs.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Since Subutex includes buprenorphine as its active ingredient, there is a chance of becoming addicted to Subutex due to buprenorphine’s addictive properties. The risk, however, is extremely low when engaged in a medication assisted treatment program.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

Using Subutex will not cause individuals to test positive on a drug screening. Since the tests that are commonly used for drug screenings will detect other opioids, it is important for patients in a medication assisted treatment program to refrain from opioid use. Specific tests are required in order for buprenorphine to be detected within a person’s system.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time in which an individual uses Subutex for will vary patient to patient depending on the specific treatment needs. While some patients will remain on Subutex short-term, others will continue its use long-term. By discussing your individual treatment plan with your physician, you will be able to gain a better understanding of your specific medication needs.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Since Subutex can interact with other medications, it is important for patients to openly discuss any medications that they may be taking with their physician prior to starting Subutex, as the negative side effects can range from mild to serve in nature. Your physician will be able to provide specific details regarding side effects based on the other medications that you are currently taking. Individuals who are taking Subutex should refrain from using recreational drugs or consuming alcohol due to the serious adverse effects that can take place.

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

If an individual decides to stop using Subutex, it is important to closely work with your prescribing physician to safely taper off of Subutex rather than abruptly stopping this medication. Many patients begin their medication assisted treatment program on Subutex and later transition onto Suboxone for long-term maintenance. By working with your physician and counselor you will be able to decide what the appropriate course of treatment is for your specific needs.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment provided at West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is extremely individualized and based on the goals and treatment requirements of each patient. By working closely with our qualified team of professionals, patients will be able to receive the highest quality of care available to overcome their addiction and maintain long-term recovery. Since treatment is customizable between patients, the cost of care will vary. To gain a better understanding of the cost of treatment, as well as the treatment options available through West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please contact one of our dedicated intake experts today.