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 Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center 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 Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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, a safe and effective prescription medication, is designed to help individuals who are battling opioid addiction recover from their dependency. If you have developed an opioid dependence, taking Suboxone within a medication assisted treatment program can help you put an end to your abuse without suffering from painful withdrawal symptoms or nagging drug cravings. To find out if Suboxone is right for you, speak with your treatment provider, as he or she can conduct an assessment on your treatment needs and decide on the most appropriate method of care.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Yes. Suboxone contains both buprenorphine and naloxone, and as a result, is considered very strong. If abused, this medication can lead to dependency. However, when Suboxone is using in a medication assisted treatment program, its use is safe and effective. When Suboxone enters into the body, the same receptors in the brain that are stimulated other opioids, like prescription pain medications, heroin, or morphine, are activated without resulting in the same euphoric high brought on by such substances. As a result, Suboxone can help you get through the day without struggling with cravings or withdrawal symptoms.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

The use of Suboxone will not cause you to test positive on a standard drug screening. The primary ingredient in Suboxone (buprenorphine) will only yield a positive result if it is through a test that is specifically designed to detect it. However, if you are taking part in a medication assisted treatment program then your use is legal. It is also important to know that the presence of Suboxone within your system will not prevent you from testing positive on a drug screen if you are abusing other substances.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

The amount of time that you will spend on Suboxone will be a decision that you make with your treatment provider. Extensive research has proven that Suboxone is safe and effective for short and long periods of use. As a result, some individuals take it for a few months and taper off, while others might take it for a few years. Suboxone is incredibly beneficial, as it helps prevent withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings, which allow you to focus on work, driving, hobbies, and your recovery. Suboxone and its effectiveness will not erode over time, which means that you can utilize Suboxone for as long as you need.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

Like many prescription medications, you should always tell your treatment provider about all of the medications that you are taking prior to starting Suboxone. Suboxone can cause significant reactions when combined with other opioids like oxycodone, heroin, codeine, and hydrocodone. Those who are taking Suboxone should abstain from the use of sedatives, narcotic pain medications, sleeping pills, and alcohol. Regarding other medications, please speak with your doctor.

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

Even though Suboxone is safe for long-term use that does not mean that you have to take it for a long time. Should you and your treatment provider decide that Suboxone is no longer the most appropriate medication for you, or if you are ready to be medication-free, you can begin to taper off Suboxone with the help of your doctor. You will do this by taking smaller and smaller doses until your body is clear of the medication. At this time, you can either stay medication-free or switch to a different medication.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

The treatment offered at Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center is unique to each patient. As a result, so is the price of care. The price can vary based on the type of medication being taken, method of payment, services received, and more. To talk about your treatment needs and to see how much your treatment might cost, contact an intake specialist today.