Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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 Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center 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 Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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?

Methadone is a safe option for opioid addiction treatment. This prescription medication is often used within medication-assisted programs, as it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Methadone’s proven effectiveness in treating addictions to opioids, such as morphine, heroin, and prescription pain relievers, is demonstrated by its ability to stop drug cravings for continued opioid use and prevent the onset of intense withdrawal symptoms.

If you or someone you care for desires to begin a medication-assisted treatment program that provides methadone as an option for opioid addiction treatment, speak with your provider to decide if this particular medication could be the best form of treatment. Since there exists more than one medication that can be used in medication-assisted treatment programs, it is imperative that you work with your provider to evaluate the costs and benefits of starting a methadone treatment program so that you can be sure that you will obtain the most favorable outcomes.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

Methadone is a highly controlled substance, which means that there is potential for abuse and dependency to occur. However, when utilized in a medication-assisted treatment program, certified and experienced professionals can monitor each patient’s use of methadone to ensure that no use is occurring that could promote the development of an addiction. In addition, medication-assisted treatment programs make each patient come to the center to obtain their daily dose of methadone, which reduces the likelihood of an addiction developing.

Will methadone show up on a drug screening?

If an individual is instructed to take a drug test while on methadone, he or she will not test positive for having drugs in his or her system, as a special test is required to detect methadone. Should an individual abuse other opioids or substances while on methadone, however, he or she will test positive for those.

How long will I need to be on methadone?

Depending on your own unique needs, you can remain on methadone anywhere from a few months to a few years. The length of time that patients spend on methadone is different for everyone, as it is always based on the specific needs of each individual.

If you or someone you care for is looking into a medication-assisted treatment program that offers the inclusion of methadone, speak with your provider prior to starting on this medication.

Does methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

If you are consuming any prescription medications for mental or physical health conditions, make your provider aware prior to starting on methadone. Methadone does have the ability to cause negative interactions with some medications, so it is smart to speak with your provider about the medications you are taking to preserve the safety and effectiveness of those medications, as well as the methadone.

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

Some individuals might take methadone for a long period of time, however, that does not mean that you must do the same. Individuals can experience withdrawal symptoms if the use of methadone is stopped suddenly. Therefore, a provider can work with the individual to determine the appropriate dosages needed to help an individual taper off of methadone safely. At this point, if an individual desires to begin a different medication within a medication-assisted treatment program, his or her provider can speak with the individual about the possibility of doing so prior to making this switch.

What is the cost of methadone treatment?

The treatment we provide at Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center is personalized to each and every patient. The services, including the medication provided, the therapy supplied, and the method of payment used, will all determine the final cost of care.

If you or someone you love wants to learn more about how much the cost of methadone treatment might cost at Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact one of our intake specialists today.