Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 Winston-Salem 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Winston-Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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 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.

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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 the treatment of opioid addiction by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Subutex provides patients with relief from the physical symptoms that accompany opioid withdrawal. In addition to supplying much-needed relief, this medication also eliminates cravings for continued opioid use while providing patients with ability to focus on the remainder of their recovery with a clear mind. When taken as prescribed, Subutex is an extremely safe treatment option for those battling an addiction to opioids. There are multiple medications available at Winston-Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center, which is why patients should work closely with their treatment provider in order to determine the ideal medication based upon their treatment requirements.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Subutex does carry addictive properties along with its use. However, when taken as prescribed and under the close supervision of a licensed medical professional, the chances for addiction are extremely low. Winston-Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center closely monitors the prescribing and administration of all medications at our treatment center, which dramatically lowers the risk for abuse.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

Individuals who are required to complete a drug screen while in treatment will not test positive while taking Subutex. Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Subutex, requires a specific test in order to detect its presence within a person’s system. However, should a patient abuse opioids or other substances while in treatment, he or she will test positive on a standard drug screen.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

Although the use of Subutex is approved as safe for long-term use, patients are not required to remain on this medication indefinitely. The length of time that a patient will take Subutex will vary based upon his or her unique set of treatment requirements. By working closely with our treatment team, patients are given the opportunity to customize a plan of treatment that matches their goals and requirements while receiving care.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Since dangerous interactions can occur when other prescriptions and over-the-counter medications are combined with Subutex, patients should make their treatment provider aware of any substances that he or she may be taking. Patients who are prescribed Subutex should refrain from consuming alcohol and/or recreational drugs during the course of treatment due to the hazardous interactions that can take place.

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

Individuals who no longer wish to remain on Subutex should work closely with their treatment team in order to safely taper of off their dosage. Individuals who abruptly stop taking Subutex place themselves at an increased risk for experiencing symptoms of withdrawal. As soon as Subutex is out of a patient’s system, he or she can either transition onto a different medication or remain opioid-free without the assistance of a prescription.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

Treatment through Winston-Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center is highly customized to meet the unique set of requirements for each individual patient. Because of this fact, the final cost of care can vary patient-to-patient. To learn more about Subutex, as well as the other treatment options that we offer, please contact Winston-Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center today. We are here to provide you or someone that you love with the assistance and care needed to defeat an addiction to opioids.