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 Western Carolina 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 Western Carolina 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 Suboxone is right for me?

Prescribed to individuals who are struggling with addictions to opioids, Suboxone is a safe and effective treatment option. When taken within a medication assisted treatment program, Suboxone eliminates the symptoms of withdrawal while also keeping cravings for continued opioid use at bay. By consulting with one of the medical professionals at Western North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers, patients can determine if Suboxone is the appropriate medication based on their individual needs.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Due to the chemical makeup of Suboxone, there is a possibility of developing tolerance and an addiction to this substance if taken outside of its prescribed guidelines. However, when taken as prescribed and under the supervision of a trained medical professional, Suboxone is an extremely safe treatment option. Comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone interacts with the same receptors in the brain that are typically activated by opioids. Suboxone, however, does not cause patients to experience cognitive impartments, which allows them to play an active role in daily activities without the discomforts of withdrawal.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

The length of time in which a patient remains on Suboxone will be dependent upon his or her treatment needs. By working closely with your prescribing physician, you will be able to determine the length of time in which Suboxone will benefit you and your progress in treatment. While some patients are only prescribed Suboxone for a short period of time, others may continue taking it for years. The effectiveness of Suboxone will not decrease over time, which allows patients to remain on it as long as it is necessary. Patients who are prescribed this medication are given relief from the symptoms of withdrawal while also keeping cravings for additional opioid use at bay. Once the physical symptoms that accompany withdrawal are diminished, patients are able to achieve the mental clarity that is required to participate in the other facets of their treatment and recovery.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. Patients should inform their healthcare provider of any medications that they are taking prior to incorporating Suboxone into their treatment plan due to the potential dangerous side effects that can take place. Suboxone can cause patients to experience adverse effects when combined with other opioids and alcohol. Because of this, the use of other drugs during the course of treatment is ill-advised. Patients should consult with their physician prior to utilizing any other prescription or over-the-counter medication while taking Suboxone.

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

Although the use of Suboxone is approved to be safe for long-term use, patients who begin treatment on this medication are not required to continue taking it long-term. By working closely with our team of medical professionals, patients are able to safely taper off of Suboxone. Based on the treatment plan of each patient, he or she may then transition onto a different medication or remain medication-free.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

Western North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers provides patients with customized care based on their individual needs and treatment requirements. Because our treatment is personalized, the cost of care can vary between patients as well. To learn more about the final cost of treatment as well as the treatment options that we offer, please contact one of our intake experts today.