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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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 is a safe and effective medication given to individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids. When utilized as directed under the guidance of a medical professional within a medication assisted treatment program, Subutex provides patients with relief from withdrawal symptoms, as well as a reduction in opioid cravings.

By consulting with a qualified medical professional, patients are able to determine if incorporating Subutex into their treatment program is the correct route to take towards their personal recovery. The healthcare professionals at San Diego Comprehensive Treatment Centers provide patients with the guidance and support necessary to determine which type of treatment will best meet their needs.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Buprenorphine, an opioid medication, is used as the main component in Subutex and has addictive properties. Because of this, there is a low risk of becoming addicted to Subutex.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

A positive result will not arise if a drug screen is required while a person is taking Subutex. The standard urine tests that are given for drug screens will not detect buprenorphine but will detect other opioids. A specific test must be used to detect the presence of buprenorphine within the system.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time that individuals continue to use Subutex will vary between patients. While some patients use Subutex long-term, others will only remain on it for a short period of time. By working with your physician and counselor, you will be able to gain a better idea of the length of time you will benefit from Subutex based on your specific needs.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Subutex can cause negative reactions when used at the same time as other medications. Depending on the specific medication that is being taken, the side effects can vary from mild to severe in nature. Your physician can provide you with specific details regarding potential drug interactions based on the specific medication(s) that you are prescribed. Because side effects can take place, it is important to communicate openly about the use of any medications or drugs with your physician prior to incorporating Subutex into your treatment program. Patients who are prescribed Subutex should avoid using recreational drugs and alcohol due to the harmful interactions that can take place.

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

If you no longer wish to use Subutex, it is important to closely work with your physician to safely taper off of the medication. Immediately stopping the use of Subutex can cause harmful side effects. Many patients begin treatment on Subutex and then transition onto Suboxone for long-term maintenance. By working with both your counselor and physician, you will be able to create a treatment plan that best fits your specific needs to ensure the most effective outcome.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

Since treatment at San Diego Comprehensive Treatment Centers is highly individualized, the cost of care will vary between patients. By developing and implementing individualized treatment plans for each patient, the care received will provide patients with the highest opportunity for long-term recovery. To further discuss the treatment options available, as well as the cost of treatment, please contact one of our dedicated intake experts.