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 Western Washington 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 Western Washington 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 do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

Prescribed to individuals who are battling an addiction to opioids, Suboxone is an extremely safe and effective medication to take within a medication assisted treatment program. Suboxone is given to curb cravings for additional opioids and also decrease the painful symptoms that take place during withdrawal. By speaking with one of the medical professionals at Seattle Comprehensive Treatment Centers, you can determine if Suboxone is an ideal fit based on your individual needs.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

As is the case with many other medications, the use of Suboxone can lead to the development of tolerance and addiction. However, when used in a medication assisted treatment program under the supervision of medical professionals, Suboxone is an extremely safe and effective route for patients to take to overcome an opioid addiction.

Suboxone’s two active ingredients are buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine works with the same brain receptors that opioids typically activate without creating the same euphoric high that opioids do. Because no high is produced, patients are able to focus on their recovery without experiencing cravings for additional opioids or the painful symptoms that can accompany withdrawal.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

The use of Suboxone will not cause an individual to fail a drug screen. Buprenorphine, which is the main component to Suboxone, will also not show up on a drug screen unless the test is specifically designed to distinguish it. The use of Suboxone is legal for use with a prescription and under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

The length of time a patient will need to take Suboxone will vary between individuals. Since some patients take Suboxone short-term while others remain on Suboxone for years, openly discussing the length of treatment with your physician will give you a better idea of how long Suboxone should be incorporated into your treatment plan. Research has shown that the use of Suboxone is both safe and effective for short or long-term use. Since Suboxone’s efficiency does not wear down over time, patients can continue its use long-term. Suboxone benefits patients by reducing opioid cravings as well as blocking the symptoms associated with withdrawal. By providing patients with relief from the physical aspects of withdrawal, individuals are able to focus on the emotional component of recovery.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

As is true with most prescription medications, patients should openly discuss the use of other medications being taken with their physician prior to incorporating Suboxone into their treatment plans. Since Soboxone will cause adverse effects if opioids (including, but not limited to heroin, hydrocodone, codeine, and oxycodone) and/or alcohol are consumed, it is imperative for patients to refrain from their use while on Suboxone. It is advised that patients consult with their physician prior to consuming any medications in order to avoid any adverse medical effects from taking place.

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

While Suboxone is approved to be safe for long-term use, it does not mean that patients will have to remain on it long-term. By discussing your plan of treatment with your healthcare provider, you will be able to decide what the best course of treatment is for you in the long run. If it is decided that enough progression has been made in your treatment or that Suboxone isn’t the correct path for you to be taking, the dosage of Suboxone can be gradually tapered down until your body is completely rid of the medication. By openly communicating your progress, as well as any concerns you may have regarding treatment options, you and your healthcare provider can work together to find the best fit to ensure you receive the highest quality of care possible.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

Since treatment at Seattle Comprehensive Treatment Centers varies patient to patient, the cost of care will differ as well. Our highly personalized comprehensive treatment is individualized based on the treatment requirements of each patient who walks through our doors. To further discuss the treatment options we offer, as well as your specific needs, please contact our dedicated intake team. We look forward to speaking with you.