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

Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Approved for the treatment of opioid addiction by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Subutex can aid individuals who are addicted to heroin, morphine, or prescription painkillers as they navigate throughout the recovery process. Extensive research has confirmed that Subutex is both a safe and effective treatment option when used as prescribed within a medication-assisted treatment program. Once prescribed Subutex, patients will experience a reduction in cravings for additional opioids while the substance also works to prevent withdrawal symptoms from taking place.

By assessing your individual needs through a consultation with a member of our highly qualified medical team, you can determine if Subutex is the appropriate treatment method for you based on your individual requirements.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Although the risk is extremely low, there is a possibility of becoming addicted to Subutex, as buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Subutex) is an opioid medication that has addictive properties.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

Subutex will not show up on a standard urine drug screen, as a specific test is required in order to detect buprenorphine within the system. However, should an individual abuse opioids or other substances during treatment, a positive result will show up on a drug screen panel.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time for which a patient is prescribed Subutex will vary depending on the individual needs of each patient. By working closely with your physician and counselor, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the length of time that Subutex will be used, based on your individual needs and treatment requirements.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Since Subutex can cause dangerous reactions when taken with other medications, it is extremely important for patients to notify their physicians of any other medications or substances that are being consumed prior to incorporating Subutex into their treatment regimen. Patients who are prescribed Subutex are advised against using recreational drugs or consuming alcohol due to the negative interactions that can take place. By openly communicating any medications that you may be taking with your physician, he or she will be able to advise you on the various side effects that may arise and what the appropriate course of treatment should be moving forward.

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

Should a patient decide that he or she no longer wishes to take Subutex, it is important that he or she works closely with his or her physician to safely wean off of the medication or to transition onto a different mediation rather than simply ceasing use all together. Withdrawal symptoms can take place should an individual immediately stop taking Subutex rather than tapering off under the guidance of a medical professional. By working closely with your counselor and physician, you will be able to determine what the appropriate course of action should be based on your individual treatment needs and goals.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment available through Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center is extremely personalized based on each individual patient that comes to us for treatment. Because of this, the cost of treatment will vary from patient to patient depending upon a number of factors. To further learn about the specific customizable treatment options available, as well as the cost of treatment, please feel free to contact one of our intake experts today.