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 Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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 Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • 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

Methadone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Methadone is right for me?

A safe option for treating opioid dependence, Methadone is a prescription medication that is frequently used within medication-assisted treatment programs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this medication after a great deal of research found that it is effective in helping individuals recover from addictions to heroin, morphine, and prescription painkillers. When utilized as part of a person’s comprehensive treatment plan, Methadone works to prevent strong cravings for continued use of an opioid or opioids and is able to decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms after an individual is no longer abusing his or her drug or drugs of choice.

If you or a loved one wishes to receive medication-assisted treatment that utilizes medications to overcome an opioid addiction, a conversation must be had with a treatment provider in order to determine if Methadone is appropriate for your or your loved one’s needs. There are other medication options that exist within medication-assisted treatment programs, so it is important to work with a treatment provider to weigh the pros and cons of beginning a Methadone treatment regimen in order to experience the most factorable treatment outcomes.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

Methadone is a controlled substance, therefore there is a risk for abuse and dependency. However, within a medication-assisted treatment program, qualified and knowledgeable professionals closely supervise and monitor each person’s use of this medication in order to prevent this substance from creating an additional chemical dependency concern. Additionally, medication-assisted treatment programs require individuals to receive their Methadone at the center where treatment is being received so that the amount and frequency of the dosage given each time is controlled in order to minimize the risk for abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

If a person is required to complete a drug screen while taking Methadone, this medication will not cause an individual to test positive for having drugs in his or her system. While drug screenings will produce a positive result if a person abuses opioids or other substances, a special type of drug test is required in order to detect the presence of Methadone.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

The length of time a person remains on a methadone treatment regimen will depend on the needs of the individual. Some people will only take Methadone for a short time, while others will continue taking this medication for an extended period of time.

If you or a loved one is considering a medication-assisted treatment program that incorporates Methadone, it is a good idea to discuss the length of time you can or will be taking this medication.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

If a person is taking any prescription medications for a mental health or medical condition, it is important to inform one’s doctor of these types of medications prior to beginning a Methadone treatment regimen. Methadone does have the ability to interact with other medications, therefore it is a good idea to have an open conversation regarding the use of other medications in order to ensure the safety and effectiveness of Methadone and other medications. Additionally, it is important to know that the use of opioids, other drugs, and alcohol is not recommended when taking Methadone.

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

While some people continue taking Methadone for a long period of time, every person taking this medication is not required to be on Methadone for long-term maintenance. Since an individual can experience withdrawal symptoms if the use of Methadone abruptly stops, treatment providers within a medication-assisted treatment program will work with clients to determine the necessary dosages that will help clients safely taper off of Methadone. Additionally, if an individual wishes to receive a different medication within a medication-assisted treatment program, one’s treatment providers can also discuss this possibility before a person commits to beginning a new type of medication.

What is the cost for Methadone treatment?

Since the treatment offered at Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers is highly individualized to meet the needs of each person receiving services, the cost for treatment can vary. The medication received, the types of services included within a person’s treatment plan, and the method of payment can all impact the final cost for care.