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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 CTC Cluster 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Indiana CTC Cluster.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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 It Works and Is It Safe?

How Suboxone Treatment Works

Classified as a partial opioid agonist, Suboxone is prescription medication that is composed of a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone.

Buprenorphine itself is a partial opioid agonist which works on the same receptors in the brain that opioids do, yet without producing the full effects of opioid narcotics. When buprenorphine is ingested, it essentially takes over the brain’s opiate receptors, giving the individual a sense of reprieve from their cravings and symptoms of withdrawal that would typically be experienced in the absence of opioids without actually having to consume the problematic opioid that led to his or her addiction.

Naloxone is considered an opioid antagonist, otherwise referred to an as opioid blocker, and works by counteracting the negative effects that opioids have on the body. When an individual consumes Suboxone, he or she is denied the painful and uncomfortable symptoms that accompany opioid withdrawal and is free from the all-consuming cravings for the drug that typically overpower opioid addicts.

Thorough research has proven that Suboxone is both safe and effective when used properly as part of a medication assisted treatment program for opioid abuse and addiction.

The Effectiveness of Treatment

The Effectiveness of Suboxone Treatment

Extensive research has demonstrated that Suboxone is effective in successfully treating opioid dependence. Individuals who have used Suboxone reported that the medication succeeded in suppressing withdrawal symptoms as well as minimizing the cravings for opioids. Suboxone does not elicit feelings of euphoria, which means that, in addition to being a successful treatment option, it also is less likely to be abused by clients than is methadone, which does contain euphoric-inducing effects. Additionally, if an individual should try to abuse Suboxone by taking more than is prescribed, he or she will not achieve the same desired high that he or she would when abusing opioids like Vicodin or OxyContin.

Whether or not Suboxone will work best for you can only be determined by you and your treatment provider. But studies have shown that, when this medication is an active component in an individual’s overall treatment plan, he or she is able to find the clearness of mind necessary for fully focusing on healing and recovery.

The Benefits of Treatment & Counseling

The Benefits of Suboxone Treatment & Counseling

Overcoming an addiction to opioids can be an extremely challenging feat. Once an individual has become addicted to an opioid, he or she will inevitably experience symptoms of withdrawal should use of that substance suddenly stop. The knowledge that that withdrawal period is looming ahead of them is often enough to keep abusers of this substance entrapped in the cycle of addiction. With the use of Suboxone, however, such withdrawal symptoms can be prevented, making recovery seem like a much more viable option. In addition to warding off the symptoms of withdrawal, Suboxone also helps to suppress a person’s cravings for opioids.

While the use of Suboxone itself can be an incredibly powerful tool in helping individuals overcome an addiction to opioids, the implementation of group and individual counseling as an added component works to makes the process one that is likely to be even more successful in the long-term. Engaging in group therapy affords people the benefit of learning from the experiences of others while also coming to discover that they are not alone in the struggles that they face. This can be a crucial element to the recovery process as individuals come to feel less alone and more confident in their ability to succeed in recovery. Individual therapy benefits people by providing them with time where they meet in a confidential setting to discuss any concerns that they have, while also tracking their progress in treatment. This, too, can be a highly beneficial component of the therapeutic recovery process as it affords individuals a safe environment where they can be and feel heard.

How to Support Your Loved One During Medication Assisted Treatment: Addiction does not just affect the person consumed by the compulsion to use the substance, but it affects his or her family members and loved ones as well. If you have a loved one who is struggling with an addiction to opioids and has chosen to take part in a medication assisted treatment program, the best thing that you can do for him or her is to be a willingly active part of his or her recovery process. Keep the following tips in mind:

  • Educate yourself on Suboxone and medication assisted treatment options so that you have knowledge of what your loved one is experiencing throughout his or her treatment process.
  • Encourage your loved one to be diligent in going to any appointments that he or she has.
  • Demonstrate your support by consistently asking your loved one how his or her therapy is going, how the medication is affecting him or her, etc.
  • Congratulate your loved one on small successes.
  • Remember that the road to lasting recovery can be a long and bumpy one, ripe with setbacks along the way. Remain hopeful and share that hope with your loved one, especially in times when he or she seems frustrated or overwhelmed.
  • Seek out your own support.

How You Can Be Successful in a Medication Assisted Treatment Program: Taking part in a medication assisted treatment program is a wonderful first step towards overcoming an opioid addiction. However, it is imperative that, upon taking part in such a program, you play an active role in the therapeutic process as a whole. You must commit to your own recovery. Here are some tips that can assist you in being successful during this journey:

  • Follow any and all directions given by your treatment provider and abide by any recommendations that he or she offers in regards to the treatment process as a whole.
  • Remain consistent in showing up for appointments to receive the Suboxone.
  • Adhere to any guidelines that are offered, such as refraining from consuming alcohol while taking this medication.
  • Be an active part of group therapy sessions, allowing you to get the most of the experience.
  • Commit to being open and honest with the counselor that you work with during individual therapy sessions. He or she is not there to judge you, but to help you. Your honesty will only serve to benefit you in the long run.
  • Voice any questions, concerns, or problems that may arise while taking Suboxone. This is important in order to allow your treatment provider to properly monitor your progress. By voicing any issues that arise, appropriate adjustments to the dosage of your medication can be made.
  • Refrain from using any type of opioid substance while taking Suboxone.
Side Effects

The Side Effects of Suboxone

As is the possibility when consuming any type of medication, there are possible side effects that can arise when a person takes Suboxone. Examples of various side effects that have been known to occur as a result of the consumption of Suboxone are listed below:

  • Headache
  • Generalized pain
  • Nausea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Sweating
  • Low blood pressure
  • Numb mouth
  • Painful tongue
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Infections
  • Chills
  • Constipation
  • Runny nose
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Coordination problems
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Back and abdominal pain
  • Fainting
  • Attention disturbances

The presence of any of these side effects should be reported to your doctor so that he or she can keep track of any alterations in your physical health and so that appropriate adjustments can be made, if necessary.

At Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing compassionate and individualized treatment to each and every client that we meet. We would be happy to discuss our methods of treatment with you and will do our best to answer any questions that you may have regarding Suboxone and the possible role that it could play in your recovery journey. Please feel to contact us today.