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

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Western Washington 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 Western Washington 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 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

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How do I know if Methadone is right for me?

Methadone is a prescription medication given to treat opioid addiction within a medication assisted treatment program. Methadone has been extensively studied under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure its safety and effectiveness for individuals struggling with an addiction to morphine, heroin, or prescription painkillers. When utilized within a comprehensive treatment program, methadone aids in the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal. By lowering cravings for additional opioid use, as well as lessening the withdrawal symptoms that take place once opioid use has ceased, individuals are able to focus on the emotional component of recovery.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an opioid addiction and would like to learn more about the use of methadone within a medication assisted treatment program, please contact the dedicated team at Seattle Comprehensive Treatment Centers. Since other medication options are available, it is important to openly discuss treatment options with one of our healthcare providers in order to determine which route would provide you with the most effective outcome.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

Since methadone is a controlled substance, there is risk involved for abuse and dependence. However, when methadone is used within a medication assisted treatment program under the guidance of healthcare professionals, great care is taken to ensure the correct dosage amounts are given to reduce the risks for abuse and dependence. Since medication assisted treatment programs require patients obtain their prescription for methadone at the center where treatment is given, healthcare professionals are able to closely monitor both the frequency and dosages given, which also lowers any risk for abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

Methadone will not cause an individual to test positive for drugs in their system, as a specific type of test is required in order to detect methadone within a person’s system. However, if an individual is using opioids or other substances when a drug screen is required, a positive result will take place.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

While some patients are prescribed methadone for a short period of time, others continue to use it long-term. The length of time that an individual takes methadone will vary patient to patient depending on the individual needs and treatment requirements. By discussing your specific needs with your treatment provider, you will be able to gain a better understanding of how long you will need to use methadone.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Since methadone can interact with other medications, it is important to openly discuss any additional prescriptions or medications you are on with your physician prior to incorporating methadone into your treatment regimen. It is important to avoid the use of opioids, alcohol, and other substances while on methadone due to the adverse reactions that can take place.

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

Since suddenly ceasing the use of methadone can cause individuals to experience withdrawal symptoms, it is important for patients to work with their treatment provider to wean off of methadone in a safe manner. While some patients take methadone long-term, others only utilize it for a shorter period of time. If an individual wishes to switch medications during their treatment program, the medical staff at Seattle Comprehensive Treatment Centers can work with him or her on an individualized basis to discuss transitioning into a new treatment regimen in a safe manner.

What is the cost for Methadone treatment?

The treatment available at Seattle Comprehensive Treatment Centers varies patient to patient. Because of the individualized treatment available, the cost to receive treatment will vary depending on the medication given and the services utilized within treatment, as well as the type of payment used.