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 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 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.
  • 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Subutex (Buprenorphine) FAQ

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Subutex is a prescription medication that has obtained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of opioid addiction. If you have become dependent on heroin, morphine, or prescription painkillers, Subutex has been proven effective in helping to end addictions to substances such as these. When used as intended and as a part of a medication assisted treatment program, Subutex can help relieve cravings for continued drug use, all while stopping withdrawal symptoms from manifesting.

The only way to determine if Subutex is the right medication for you is to speak with a certified professional who can evaluate your treatment needs. He or she will then be able to decide the appropriate form of treatment that will be best for you, as well as discuss other treatment options that are available.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Yes. Since Subutex contains buprenorphine as its primary ingredient, is holds the potential for abuse. However, the likelihood of becoming addicted to buprenorphine is low when it is taken under the direction of a qualified medical professional.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

No. When you consume Subutex, you will not yield a positive drug test. The tests that are most commonly used can detect other opioids like heroin, however they cannot pick up the presence of buprenorphine. Keep in mind there are specific tests that can detect this substance, however they are not frequently used in the mainstream.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time that you continue to consume Subutex will depend specifically on your treatment needs. Some patients take Subutex for long periods of time, while others only stay on it for a short while. However, in the end, you can remain on Subutex for as long as your treatment requires.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. When combined with other drugs or medications, a number of negative side effects can develop. While it depends on what medications you are consuming, these side effects can range from mild to severe. Your provider will be able to offer you more details in terms of the possible interactions that could develop based on the medications that you are consuming. In addition, those who are taking Subutex should abstain from the use of recreational drugs or alcohol because of the interactions that could develop from these combinations.

Similar to other prescription medications, you should always make your provider aware of what medications you are taking so he or she can help you avoid any negative drug interactions.

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

If you decide to stop taking Subutex, it is critical that you work with your provider to ensure that you effectively wean off of this medication as opposed to stopping use suddenly. It is common for patients to start their medication assisted treatment with Subutex and then switch to Suboxone for long-term maintenance. These decisions will be made between you, your doctor, and your counselor based on your own needs.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment offered at Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center is designed to ensure that each patient obtains a truly customized and positive experience while obtaining care. Since an individualized treatment plan involves the development and implementation of services that will meet your needs, the cost of care can depend on a variety of things. To talk more about your treatment needs and to see how much your treatment might cost you, please contact one of our intake specialists today.