Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 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.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, visitation is no longer allowed at Boston 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, including telehealth, 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.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • 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

Suboxone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

Suboxone is an effective and safe medication that is used to treat opioid addiction. If you have grown dependent on opioids, consuming Suboxone as a part of a medication-assisted treatment program can help you end your addictive tendencies without having to battle with the cravings or painful withdrawal symptoms that are known to develop when opioid abuse stops. The only way to find out if Suboxone is the right medication for you is to speak with a medical professional who can evaluate your treatment needs and decide which form of treatment would best fit you.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Yes. Suboxone is a potent medication that can cause tolerance and addiction to develop if misused. However, when consumed within a medication-assisted treatment program, Suboxone is safe and effective for consumption. Suboxone is made up of both buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is responsible for triggering the same receptors in the brain that opioids do but without causing the patient to become high. As a result, buprenorphine helps patients get through the day without having any setbacks related to cravings or withdrawal symptoms.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

No, a patient’s Suboxone use will not be detected through a standard drug test. The primary ingredient in Suboxone (buprenorphine) will only be detected if a specific type of test is used. However, if a patient is prescribed Suboxone through a medication-assisted treatment program, his or her use is considered legal.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

Your treatment provider will be able to help you determine the most appropriate length of time for you to remain on Suboxone. Extensive research has proven that the use of Suboxone is safe and effective for both short- and long-term use. Some individuals take Suboxone for a long period of time, while others only take it for a few months. One of the many benefits of Suboxone is that it is able to stop cravings for continued use as well as curb withdrawal symptoms so patients can continue to engage in daily activities such as driving, going to therapy, attending school, going to work, and so on. Suboxone’s effectiveness does not decrease over time, meaning that a patient can take it for as long as he or she needs.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

You should always inform your treatment provider of all of the medications that you are consuming prior to starting on Suboxone. The use of this medication in conjunction with others can cause strong and dangerous interactions, especially when mixed with other opioids such as codeine, heroin, oxycodone, opium, and hydrocodone. Additionally, those who are taking Suboxone should not drink alcohol or take sedatives or narcotic pain medications. Please speak with your treatment provider regarding all other medications that you might be taking before moving forward with a Suboxone treatment program.

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

While Suboxone is safe for long-term use, beginning in a program that includes this medication does not mean that you have to take it for a long period of time. If you and your provider determine that Suboxone is no longer the most appropriate medication for you, or if you have made enough strides in your recovery to begin stopping the medication portion of your treatment, you can slowly begin to wean off of Suboxone until your body is free and clear of the medication. At that point, you can either stay medication-free or start on a new medication with your provider’s approval.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

The treatment supplied at Boston Comprehensive Treatment Centers is extremely customized and involves the use of medications, the implementation of therapy, and additional services. Since your treatment will be based on your specific needs, the cost of your care will be dependent upon the services you obtain. To speak more about your needs, and to find out how much your care might cost you, please contact one of our intake specialists today.