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 Vivitrol is right for me?

Vivitrol has the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in opioid addiction treatment programs. Given to patients via injection once monthly, Vivitrol is effective in preventing relapse once an individual has stopped abusing opioids like morphine, prescription painkillers, and heroin. If an individual is still battling with opioid abuse or is going through withdrawal symptoms after stopping opioid use, he or she will most likely not be prescribed Vivitrol as a part of his or her medication-assisted treatment plan. In addition, if an individual is allergic to the primary ingredient in Vivitrol (naltrexone), he or she will not be prescribed this medication.

If you or someone you love is contemplating the use of medication to help jump start the recovery process from opioid addiction, speak with a provider who can help you or your loved one determine if this is the most appropriate form of care.

Can I become addicted to Vivitrol?

Vivitrol is a highly controlled substance, as it is only administered by professionals. As it is a non-opioid, Vivitrol is unlikely to cause an individual to become dependent on it. Professionals remain vigilant of the dosages provided to the patient to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the medication and, therefore, it is highly unlikely that an individual will develop an addiction to Vivitrol.

Will Vivitrol show up on a drug screening?

Similar to other medications provided in medication-assisted treatment programs, Vivitrol will not show up on the standard drug test. There are tests out there that can detect the presence of Vivitrol in a person’s system, but they are rarely utilized. If an individual is abusing other substances outside of Vivitrol, he or she could test positive for those.

How long will I need to be on Vivitrol?

The period of time that you will spend on Vivitrol will depend on your own treatment needs. Vivitrol is safe to take either short- or long-term, which means that some patients will continue to take it for a few months, while others take it for longer. Most medical professionals will recommend obtaining Vivitrol injections for at least one year.

Does Vivitrol interact with other drugs or medications?

Using Vivitrol in conjunction with other drugs or medications can lead to negative interactions. While taking Vivitrol, it is important that you abstain from the use of illicit drugs (such as opioids), as well as the use of alcohol. In addition, those who are obtaining Vivitrol within a medication-assisted treatment program should tell their provider about any prescription or over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, or vitamins that they are taking to avoid any negative drug interactions.

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

Vivitrol will remain in a patient’s body for one full month, as it is an extended-release medication. Therefore, a patient cannot simply stop his or her medication without the help of a medical professional. If after starting a Vivitrol regimen, you feel as though you no longer require this medication or would like to try another treatment option, it is important that you discuss this decision with your doctor first.

What is the cost for Vivitrol treatment?

At Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center, the cost of Vivitrol treatment will depend on a number of factors. To obtain more information on how much you might pay for Vivitrol and the other therapeutic services we offer, please contact one of our intake professionals right now.