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 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Subutex is a prescription medication that has received U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for treating opioid addiction. If you are struggling with a dependency upon opioids such as morphine, heroin, or prescription painkillers, Subutex can be effective in treating your addiction. When taken as prescribed and within a medication assisted treatment program, Subutex can stop withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

To determine if Subutex is right for you, speak with your treatment provider, as he or she can help you identify your needs and address your concerns. At that point, he or she can suggest the most appropriate form of treatment.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Yes. Subutex contains buprenorphine as its active ingredient, which has the potential to create addictive behaviors. However, it is reported that the potential for becoming addicted to buprenorphine is minimal when taken within a medication assisted treatment program.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

Taking Subutex will not result in a positive test if you are screened for drugs. There are specific tests in existence that detect Subutex, however those screenings are not mainstream. It is important to remember that other substances can cause you to test positive for drugs is you abuse them.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time you can remain on Subutex will be determined based on your treatment needs. Some individuals take this medication for a short period of time, while others remain on it for longer. The length of time you can take Subutex will be a decision made between you and your treatment provider.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. If you mix Subutex with other drugs or medications you can suffer from dangerous side effects. While it depends on the type of drug that Suboxone is being combined with, effects can range from mild to severe. Your treatment provider can help you determine what interactions you might experience based on the medications that you are taking. Those who are taking Subutex should never use recreational drugs or alcohol, as these substances can cause negative interactions with Subutex.

When taking any prescription medication, it is important to discuss with your physician the medications that you are taking so he or she can make you aware of the potential interactions you might experience.

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

If you decide that you want to stop taking Subutex, you can work with your treatment provider to begin tapering off of this medication as opposed to stopping suddenly. It is common for individuals to start their medication assisted treatment with Subutex, and then switch over to Suboxone for a longer period of time. All of these decisions will be made between you and your treatment provider, and will depend on your treatment needs.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The care that we provide at Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center is individualized to meet the needs of each patient. Part of this personalization includes the development of a treatment plan that is specifically customized to meet those needs. As a result, the cost of care can vary based on things such as the price of medication, the services rendered, and more. To learn more about possible treatment costs, contact one of our intake specialists right now.