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 Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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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How do I know if Methadone is right for me?

The prescription medication methadone is a safe option for treating opioid addiction, and is commonly used within medication-assisted treatment programs. Methadone obtained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after research determined that it is effective in aiding individuals in recovering from addictions to substances like morphine, prescription pain medications, and heroin. When used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, methadone is able to stop the onset of powerful cravings, as well as the intensity of withdrawal symptoms that develop once an individual stops his or her abuse of opioids.

If you or someone you care about desires to obtain medication-assisted treatment that includes the use of methadone, speak with a treatment provider to decide if this plan of action is best for you or your loved one. There are a number of other medication options that exist within medication-assisted treatment programs. Therefore, by working with your treatment provider, you can determine if methadone or another medication is right for you or your loved one.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

Yes, methadone is a controlled substance, meaning that it holds potential for abuse. However, when utilized within a medication-assisted treatment program, certified professionals can monitor each patient’s use of methadone so that he or she does not abuse this medication. In addition, medication-assisted treatment programs require patients come to the center on a daily basis to obtain their dosage of methadone, which further reduces the risk of abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

If an individual is asked to complete a drug screen while taking methadone, he or she will not test positive for this medication. Only a special type of drug test will be able to detect this medication. However, if an individual is abusing other licit or illicit substances, he or she will test positive for those.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

The period of time that you will spend on methadone will depend on your own individual needs. While some individuals only take methadone for a short period of time, others take it for longer.

If you or someone you love is considering the use of methadone to help treat an opioid addiction, speak with a treatment provider to determine how long you might remain on this medication.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

If an individual is consuming any other prescription medications for physical or psychological reasons, he or she should make his or her treatment provider aware prior to starting on methadone. Methadone does have the potential to cause unfavorable interactions. Therefore, it is always smart to discuss all medications being taken with a treatment provider to ensure the safety and effectiveness of all medications being consumed. In addition, keep in mind that the use of other opioids or alcohol while taking methadone is not recommended.

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

While some individuals will keep taking methadone for the long-term, each person who is consuming this medication is not required to take it for an extended period of time. Each individual can experience withdrawal symptoms when stopping the use of methadone. Therefore, it is important to wean off of this medication with the help of a treatment provider who can determine the most appropriate dosages to do so. In addition, if a patient is interested in starting on a new medication, he or she can discuss this decision with his or her provider.

What is the cost of Methadone treatment?

The treatment we provide at Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center is customized to meet the unique needs of each patient who obtains services from us. Therefore, the cost of care can vary due to the type of medication being obtained, the services received, and the method of payment.

If you or someone you care for wants to learn more about the possible cost of treatment at Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact one of our compassionate intake specialists today.