Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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 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 San Diego 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 are being vetted and 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Vivitrol Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Vivitrol is right for me?

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Vivitrol is a safe and effective treatment option available for those who wish to overcome opioid addiction. Vivitrol includes naltrexone as its main active ingredient and lowers cravings for opioids, while also decreasing the symptoms associated with withdrawal. Vivitrol can be implemented into treatment once a patient has stopped using opioids such as morphine, heroin, or prescription painkillers. If a patient has not ceased his or her use of opioids, Vivitrol will not be given due to the extreme adverse effects that can take place.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to opioids, please consult one of the dedicated healthcare professionals at San Diego Comprehensive Treatment Centers to discuss if incorporating Vivitrol into your medication assisted treatment program is the appropriate path to take.

Can I become addicted to Vivitrol?

Since medical professionals both administer this non-opioid via injection and monitor each dose given, it is extremely unlikely that a patient will become addicted to Vivitrol.

Will Vivitrol show up on a drug screen?

If a patient is required to complete a drug screen while being prescribed VIvitrol, a positive result will not take place. A specific drug test is required to detect Vivitrol within a person’s system. However, should a patient use other substances while prescribed Vivitrol, those substances will create a positive result on a drug test.

How long will I need to be on Vivitrol?

The length of time an individual will be prescribed Vivitrol will vary between patients based on their individual needs. Since Vivitrol has been proven safe for short and long-term use, some patients will continue receiving monthly injections for a shorter period of time, while others will continue taking this medication long-term. The majority of physicians suggest receiving Vivitrol for at least one year while simultaneously receiving counseling services. By discussing your overall treatment with your physician prior to your first injection, you will gain a better idea of how long you will need to remain on Vivitrol.

Does Vivitrol interact with other drugs or medications?

Since Vivitrol can interact negatively with other medications and drugs, it is important that patients refrain from using opioids and alcohol during their treatment. Patients should also notify their physician if they are taking any other vitamins, herbal supplements, or over-the-counter medications prior to adding Vivitrol to their medication assisted treatment plans to ensure no adverse effects take place.

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

Since Vivitrol is given once monthly, the medication’s extended-release properties will remain in a patient’s body for an entire month. Because of this, patients are unable to abruptly change to a different medication without first consulting with their physician.

What is the cost for Vivitrol treatment?

The cost of care at San Diego Comprehensive Treatment Centers will vary between patients depending on the specific medications and therapeutic treatment options utilized. Please contact one of our dedicated intake experts to learn more about Vivitrol, as well as the other treatment options available.