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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Proudly serving Indiana, our Subutex clinics provide adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

How It Works and Is It Safe?

How Subutex Treatment Works

As an opioid partial agonist-antagonist, Subutex is a prescription medication that used to treat those who wish to break free from an opioid dependence problem. Containing the active ingredient buprenorphine hydrochloride and administered daily as a dissolvable tablet that is placed under the tongue for absorption into the body, Subutex is utilized in medication-assisted treatment programs because of its ability to prevent the uncomfortable and painful withdrawal that is known to occur when an individual no longer abuses opioids like heroin, morphine, or prescription pain medications. This medication also reduces the intense cravings for continued opioid use and allows those receiving Subutex to focus on their recovery without these hindrances.

First approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, Subutex is one of a few medications that has been deemed safe to use as a method for treating opioid dependence. Significant research has found that taking Subutex is infinitely safer than continuing to abuse opioids and that the use of this medication does not cause vital organ damage when taken. Furthermore, when a person is prescribed Subutex, he or she will not experience any cognitive impairments or disruption in day-to-day physical functioning. When taking Subutex as part of a medication-assisted treatment program, the individuals receiving this type of treatment will be able to focus their attention on other aspects of the recovery process, in addition to fulfilling other responsibilities in their personal lives.

What is important to know, however, is that, as with other medications, Subutex can cause side effects. While this medication is safe to take while under the supervision of qualified medical professionals, those considering this type of treatment should discuss any side effects and feel free to ask their treatment provider any questions regarding Subutex’s safety in order to alleviate any concern pertaining to this type of medication-assisted treatment.

The Effectiveness of Treatment

The Effectiveness of Subutex Treatment

Countless studies have proven the effectiveness of Subutex for the treatment of opioid dependence. Those who have had Subutex incorporated into their treatment plan within a medication-assisted treatment program reported having decreased cravings for continued use of heroin, morphine, or prescription pain medications, depending on the individual’s drug of choice. Additionally, several individuals that have gone through a Subutex treatment regimen reported that the withdrawal that is known to occur after ceasing the use of opioids is kept at bay when taking this medication.

Generally speaking, when Subutex is factored into the treatment for an opioid addiction, the outcomes are positive and allow individuals receiving this type of treatment to focus on healing and recovery.

The Benefits of Treatment & Counseling

The Benefits of Subutex Treatment & Counseling

Substance abuse treatment that includes Subutex often involves three treatment phases and incorporates additional therapeutic interventions in order to further the recovery process. When prescribed Subutex, men and women will likely venture through the following phases:

Induction: This phase of treatment is when a person is first introduced to Subutex and occurs shortly after ceasing the use of opioids. Individuals in this phase are typically in the beginning stages of withdrawal.

Stabilization: During the stabilization phase of treatment, men and women are likely not experiencing withdrawal and are no longer grappling with cravings for continued use of opioids. The dosage of Subutex can be altered at this time depending on the needs of the individual.

Maintenance: When a person is in the maintenance stage of a Subutex treatment regimen, the individual is stable and can discuss tapering off Subutex or switching to another medication-assisted treatment.

When these phases are occurring it is highly beneficial that an individual receive counseling services at the same time. Individual and group counseling sessions can assist a person in processing his or her feelings during these treatment phases, learn skills for remaining on the path towards a recovered life, share triumphs and difficulties faced during the recovery process, and receive ample support from professionals and others who have endured similar struggles. Lastly, research has shown that those who have received counseling services at the same time as medication-assisted treatment are far less likely to relapse and begin using opioids again.

How to Support Your Loved One During Medication-Assisted Treatment: Friends and family members of a person receiving Subutex in a medication-assisted treatment program can be of great service to the person they care about in offering unwavering support for the duration of the recovery process. Additionally, as a friend or loved one, it is a good idea to seek your own support if it is needed, as it is no secret that a loved one’s addiction can impact those closest to the person addicted to a drug or drugs. Finally, if it is possible, it is a good idea to try to play an active role in your loved one’s care, as doing this can give you a greater understanding of addiction and ultimately improve your own relationship with your loved one.

How You Can Be Successful in a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program: If you are someone who is considering a medication-assisted treatment program that includes the use of Subutex for an opioid addiction, there are many ways in which you can be successful during the process:

  • Adhere to the treatment recommendations set by your provider when it comes to taking Subutex.
  • Attend any individual or group counseling sessions that are scheduled and be an active participant within these settings.
  • Communicate any concerns that you may have while taking Subutex. Should a concern or problem arise, your provider can possibly adjust the medication you are receiving.
  • Abstain from the use of opioids while taking Subutex.
  • Reach out to your provider should addiction concerns arise during the course of treatment, as the professionals you are working with can recommend additional opportunities for support or treatment if it appears to be needed or necessary.
Side Effects

The Side Effects of Subutex

Taking any prescription medication warrants a thorough conversation with one’s physician in order to eliminate any potential risks. Before consenting to taking Subutex, it is important to inquire about any adverse food interactions that could occur when taking this medication, health conditions that could be negatively impacted by the presence of Subutex in one’s body, and other unfavorable drug interactions that could happen if a person is already taking some other prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Additionally, it is crucial for individuals beginning a Subutex regimen to be aware of the following potential side effects, which could occur more often when a person’s dosage is increased:

Most common side effects:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleeplessness
  • Sweating
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Infections
  • Pain
  • Back pain
  • Withdrawal symptoms

Fairly common side effects:

  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Runny eyes
  • Tiredness
  • Chills
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Diarrhea

Less common side effects:

  • Accidental injury
  • Upset stomach
  • Abscesses
  • Fever

At Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we are happy to discuss our treatment methods and can answer any questions that you or a loved one may have regarding Subutex. Feel free to contact us today.