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

Suboxone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

Suboxone is a safe and effective treatment option for individuals who are struggling with addictions to opioids. When taken as prescribed, Suboxone offers patients relief from the physical discomforts associated with the withdrawal process and eliminates cravings for additional opioid use. Individuals who are considering incorporating this medication into their treatment plan should first discuss their unique treatment goals and requirements with their physician to determine if Suboxone is the appropriate medication based upon their needs.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Suboxone includes a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine. Due to the chemical makeup of this medication, there is a risk for abuse and addiction. However, when Suboxone is taken as directed and under the guidance of a trained medical professional, the risk of abuse and addiction is extremely low. The buprenorphine portion of Suboxone eliminates the physical symptoms of withdrawal by interacting with the same receptors in the brain that are typically activated when an individual abuses opioids. The use of buprenorphine will not cause patients to experience impairments in their cognitive functioning, which allows them to play a productive role in daily activities. Patients who are prescribed this medication are able to obtain the mental clarity that is required to successfully progress in treatment.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

The use of Suboxone will not cause patients to test positive on a drug screen. A specific test is required in order to detect the presence of buprenorphine in a person’s system. The use of Suboxone is legal when it is taken as directed and under the supervision of a trained medical professional within a licensed treatment center.

Lastly, it is important to know that should a person abuse other substances and submit to a drug test, a positive test result will be rendered.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

Although extensive research has confirmed the safety of Suboxone for long-term use, patients are not required to remain on this medication indefinitely. The length of time that a patient will remain on this medication for will be dependent upon his or her unique treatment requirements and goals.

By discussing the use of Suboxone with their treatment provider, patients will be able to determine the length of time that this medication will be needed.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

As is true when taking any prescription, patients should first notify their prescribing physician of any substances, medications, or other prescriptions that are being taken prior to incorporating the use of Suboxone into their treatment plan. Patients who are prescribed Suboxone should refrain from using heroin, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and alcohol due to the extremely dangerous side effects that can take place when these substances are combined. Please consult with your treatment provider prior to utilizing any medications or substances while taking Suboxone.

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

Should a patient wish to discontinue his or her use of Suboxone, he or she will work closely with his or her treatment provider in order to safely taper off of this medication. Symptoms of withdrawal can take place if the use of Suboxone immediately ceases, which is why patients should properly wean off of their medication to avoid experiencing the discomforts of withdrawal. Once a patient’s system is free from all traces of Suboxone, he or she can work with his or her treatment provider to determine if transitioning onto a different medication or remaining medication-free is the appropriate route to take based upon his or her treatment requirements.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center provides customized treatment to meet the individual needs of each of our patients. Because of this, the final cost of care can fluctuate based upon the treatment needs and goals of each individual patient. To learn more about the cost of care based upon your needs as well as the treatment options that we offer, please contact our intake team today.