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 Spokane Comprehensive Treatment Center 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 Spokane Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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 prescription medication utilized within medication assisted treatment programs to help aid individuals who are struggling with addictions to prescription painkillers, morphine, or heroin. Subutex helps to lower the painful symptoms often associated with withdrawal, while also decreasing cravings for additional opioids.

By consulting with a qualified medical professional, you will be able to gain a better understanding if Subutex is the appropriate fit based on your individual needs and treatment requirements.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Since Subutex includes buprenorphine as its main active component, there is a risk of addiction due to buprenorphine’s addictive properties. It is important to note, however, that the risk for becoming addicted to buprenorphine is extremely low when it is taken as part of a medication assisted treatment program.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

The urine tests that are typically used for drug screenings will not detect the presence of Subutex within a person’s system, as a specific test is required to do so. However, should an individual attempt to abuse opioids such as heroin while on Subutex, a positive result will show up on a drug screen panel.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time in which an individual will continue to use Subutex will vary patient to patient. By working closely with your physician and counselor, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the length of time for which Subutex will benefit you. Subutex is safe for both short- and long-term use.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Since Subutex can cause adverse effects when taken with other medications, it is important to openly discuss the use of any medications with your physician prior to incorporating Subutex into your treatment plan. Side effects can range from mild to severe depending on the medication that is being taken along with Subutex. Patients taking Subutex should refrain from using recreational drugs and alcohol due to the negative interactions that can take place. By speaking with your physician prior to starting Subutex, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the potential interactions that may take place depending on the specific other medication(s) that you are taking.

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

Should you decide to stop taking Subutex, it is extremely important to work closely with your physician to safely wean off of the medication rather than immediately ceasing your use. Many patients begin treatment on Subutex and later transition onto other medications or decide to wean off of medications all together. By working with your counselor and physician, you will be able to decide what the best course of action is based on your individual needs.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment provided at Spokane Comprehensive Treatment Center is highly individualized to meet the specific treatment requirements and needs of each individual patient that walks through our doors. Because of this, the cost of treatment will vary patient to patient.

To learn more about the cost of treatment at Spokane Comprehensive Treatment Center, as well as the treatment options available, please contact one of our knowledgeable intake experts today.