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 Boston 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 Boston 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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How do I know if Methadone is right for me?

Methadone is a safe option for treating opioid addiction. This prescription medication is often utilized within medication-assisted treatment programs, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its use after an extensive amount of research determined that it is highly effective in ending addictions to substances like morphine, heroin, and prescription painkillers. When taken within a medication-assisted treatment program, methadone is able to stop cravings for substance abuse and lessen the intensity of withdrawal symptoms that develop once an individual stops abusing his or her opioid of choice.

If you or someone you care for wants to obtain medication-assisted treatment that includes the use of methadone to defeat an addiction, you must first speak with a treatment provider who can help you determine if this medication is appropriate for you or your loved one. There are a number of other medications that can be utilized within a medication-assisted treatment program, so it is imperative to let a treatment provider help when determining if this type of treatment regimen will be the most beneficial for you or your loved one.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

Yes. Methadone is a controlled substance, which means that it holds potential for abuse and dependency. However, when utilized within a medication-assisted treatment program, skilled professionals are able to watch and supervise each patient’s methadone use to prevent him or her from developing a dependency. In addition, medication-assisted treatment programs make it so that patients must come to the center to obtain their methadone, which decreases the amount and frequency that it is administered, lessening the chances for abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

If an individual is made to complete a drug screen while on methadone, his or her methadone use will not be detected. Drug screenings will detect other opioids or substances if they are being abused. However, it requires a specific type of drug screen to pick up traces of methadone.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

The period of time that a person will remain on methadone will be determined based on his or her treatment needs. People consume methadone for varying amounts of time, including for short-term treatment and long-term maintenance.

If you or someone you care for is looking into a medication-assisted treatment program that involves the use of methadone, it is important to talk about the length of time you might spend on this medication.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

It is always important to keep one’s treatment provider abreast of all prescription medications that are being consumed before starting on methadone. Methadone can negatively interact with other medications, which is why it is smart to speak with a provider to secure the safety and effectiveness of both the methadone and the other prescriptions being consumed. Using other opioids, drugs, or alcohol at the same time as methadone can be dangerous and is therefore not recommended.

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

While some people might continue to take methadone for a long period of time, that does not mean that everyone must follow suit. Because an individual can develop withdrawal symptoms if methadone is stopped suddenly, it is important to work with a treatment provider to determine the necessary dosages required to help an individual safely wean off of methadone. In addition, if an individual desires to utilize a different medication within a program such as this, it is important to speak to one’s provider prior to doing so.

What is the cost of Methadone treatment?

The treatment that we provide at Boston Comprehensive Treatment Centers is customized to meet the needs of the individuals who are obtaining our care. Therefore, the cost of treatment can vary from patient to patient based on the medication that is obtained, the services that are provided, and the method of payment being used.

If you or someone you love wants to learn more about how much Boston Comprehensive Treatment Centers treatment plans cost, please contact one of our intake specialists right now.