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 Cape Cod 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 Cape Cod 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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How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

Suboxone is a prescription medication that has been deemed safe and effective for the treatment of those who are battling an opioid addiction. If you have become dependent on an opioid, utilizing Suboxone as part of a medication assisted treatment program can help you put an end to your opioid abuse without going through the withdrawal symptoms or cravings that come with the cessation of use. To determine if Suboxone is right for you, speak with your treatment provider who can evaluate your treatment needs and recommend the appropriate forms of care for you.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Yes. Suboxone contains buprenorphine as its primary ingredient, which can cause addiction and tolerance to develop if abused. However, when Suboxone is consumed within a licensed medication assisted treatment program, it is safe and effective to use. The buprenorphine in Suboxone is effective in triggering the same receptors in the brain that are stimulated by the presence of heroin, prescription pain medications, and other substances, however, does not cause an individual to become high. Additionally, Suboxone also contains naloxone, which wards off the potential for abuse and overdose. Both medications are effective in helping you experience a decrease in withdrawal symptoms and further cravings for use.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

Suboxone will not cause a drug test to turn positive, as the standard drug tests used do not detect this medication. Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Suboxone, will be detected on a test that is specifically designed to pick up this substance. However, if you are enrolled in a medication assisted treatment program and a doctor has prescribed you Suboxone, your use is not illegal.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

You and your doctor will be able to determine the period of time that you will take Suboxone. Extended research has proven that Suboxone is effective and safe for both short- and long-term use. While some individuals take Suboxone for a few months prior to tapering off, others continue to use it for years. Suboxone is effective in blocking the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that would otherwise keep you from being able to obtain a peace of mind. Therefore, through the use of this medication, you can continue going to school, driving a car, engaging in therapy, and living up to your daily responsibilities. The effectiveness of Suboxone does not erode over time, meaning that you can continue to use Suboxone until you are prepared to stop.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

As with other prescription medications, you should be honest with your doctor in regards to the medications you are consuming prior to starting on Suboxone. The use of Suboxone can lead to a number of dangerous side effects when consumed with other opioids like heroin, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and codeine, as well as alcohol. As for other medications and how they might interact with Suboxone, speak with your doctor so that he or she can help you proceed safely.

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

Even though Suboxone is approved for safe long-term use, beginning on a Suboxone program does not mean that you will be required to take it for the remainder of your life. If you and your doctor decide that Suboxone is no longer the most appropriate medication for you, or if you have moved far enough along in your recovery that you are prepared to taper off of it fully, you can begin doing so with smaller doses of Suboxone until your body is cleared of this medication. While it depends on your treatment goals, you can either stay opioid-free, or switch to another medication for maintenance.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

Treatment at Cape Cod Comprehensive Treatment Centers is uniquely personalized to meet all of the needs of each patient who comes through our doors. Our patients’ experiences include the use of medications and the implementation of numerous therapy sessions, all of which will vary based on needs. As a result, the cost of Suboxone treatment will vary. To talk more about your needs, and to learn how much your medication assisted treatment might cost you, please contact one of our treatment specialists today.