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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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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Proudly serving the San Diego, California community, our suboxone clinics provide adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

How It Works and Is It Safe?

How Suboxone Treatment Works

Comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone is a prescription medication given to individuals struggling with an opioid addictions. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist and works with the same brain receptors that opioids do. Buprenorphine, however, does not create the same euphoric high that opioids do, which allows patients to experience lower opioid cravings as well as a reduction in withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that works by offsetting any adverse effects that opioids have on the body. When a patient takes Suboxone they will not experience the painful symptoms of withdrawal nor will they crave any additional opioids. Research has confirmed that when utilized within a medication-assisted treatment program, Suboxone is an extremely safe and effective method for those struggling with an addiction to opioids to pursue.

The Effectiveness of Treatment

The Effectiveness of Suboxone Treatment

Research has proven that Suboxone is a safe and effective method in treating opioid addiction and dependence. Since Suboxone does not create a euphoric high as opioids do, individuals are able to focus on recovery rather than being consumed by opioid cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms. Because of this, Suboxone is not likely to be abused by patients. Studies have confirmed that when taken as part of a comprehensive treatment program, Suboxone provides patients with the physical relief required so they are able to focus on the emotional components of recovery. By discussing Suboxone with your treatment provider, you will be able to determine if Suboxone is the appropriate medication to incorporate into your treatment plan.

The Benefits Treatment & Counseling

The Benefits of Suboxone Treatment & Counseling

Overcoming an opioid addiction is an extremely difficult task. Once an individual becomes addicted to opioids, he or she will experience extremely uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal once the use of opioids ceases. Knowing that these symptoms will inevitability take place will cause many individuals to continue using. The cycle of addiction entraps many individuals into its tight grasp. By incorporating Suboxone into a comprehensive treatment plan, patients are able to avoid many painful symptoms of withdrawal, while lowering opioid cravings. By tackling the physical components of recovery, Suboxone allows patients to focus on the other elements of treatment.

While Suboxone can aid patients in overcoming the physical aspects of addiction, patients must also obtain support for the emotional components as well. By implementing both group and individual counseling into a comprehensive treatment plan, patients are given the tools required to achieve long-term sobriety. Group therapy provides patients the opportunity to gain support and encouragement from others who understand the struggles associated with addiction and recovery. Patients feel less alone in the recovery process when given the opportunity to converse with others going through treatment as well. Individual therapy sessions allow patients the opportunity to discuss their treatment progress in a safe one-on-one environment with a qualified counselor. Individual sessions provide patients the chance to confidently discuss any concerns that may arise during treatment, as well as track their progression throughout recovery.

How to Support Your Loved One During Medication-Assisted Treatment: Addiction not only affects the individual consuming the substance, but also his or her loved ones as well. If someone you love is battling an addiction to opioids, it is important to remember the following as they progress in their medication-assisted treatment program:

  • Educate yourself on the medication-assisted treatment, as well as Suboxone, so you are able to understand what your loved one is going through during the entire process of recovery.
  • Urge your loved one to attend any appointments that they may have scheduled.
  • Show your support by asking how his or her therapy is going, how the medication is affecting him or her, etc.
  • Commend your loved on all successes no matter how small
  • Remember that lasting recovery does not happen overnight. The path to recovery may include multiple setbacks along the way, but it is important to share your hope with your loved one when he or she begins to feel overwhelmed or frustrated.
  • Obtain support for yourself.

How You Can Be Successful in a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program: Participating in a medication-assisted treatment program is a fantastic first step on the path towards recovery. It is important for patients to take an active role in the entire therapeutic process and keep the following in mind throughout your treatment:

  • Follow and accept any and all recommendations and directions given to you by your treatment provider regarding the process of treatment.
  • Consistently show up for your appointments to receive Suboxone.
  • Follow any guidelines that are provided, such as abstaining from alcohol while taking Suboxone.
  • Play an active role during group therapy sessions in order to obtain the most out of the group therapy experience.
  • Pledge to openly communicate with your counselor during individual therapy sessions. Remember, your counselor is here to help you, not hinder your progression. Your open and honest communication will benefit you throughout the recovery process.
  • Openly communicate any questions, concerns, or issues that may take place while taking Suboxone. By communicating any issues that may arise, your treatment provider will be able to make the appropriate adjustments to your dosage to ensure the highest quality of care is received.
  • Avoid taking opioids while taking Suboxone.
Side Effects

The Side Effects of Suboxone

As is the case when taking any medication, there are potential side effects that can take place while taking Suboxone. Side effects that have been known to take place while on Suboxone are as follows:

  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Generalized pain
  • Nausea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Painful tongue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Numb mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Attention disturbances
  • Infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Runny nose
  • Sleepiness
  • Coordination problems
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Back and abdominal pain
  • Chills
  • Fainting

If you experience any of these side effects, it is important to report them immediately to your physician. Adjustments to your dosage can be made should side effects occur.

The dedicated and compassionate team at San Diego Comprehensive Treatment Centers is here to provide individuals struggling with opioid addiction with the most effective care possible. Please contact us today to learn more about Suboxone, as well as the treatment options available at San Diego Comprehensive Treatment Centers.