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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 Central Virginia 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 Central Virginia 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.

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Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Subutex is a medication commonly used in the treatment of opioid addiction. Subutex has been utilized as a means of helping individuals addicted to opioids, such as prescription pills, heroin, or morphine break their deadly cycle of abuse. When taken within a medication-assisted treatment program, Subutex plays a key role in eliminating the desire to continue to use and also offsets the many withdrawal symptoms an individual might experience.

In order to know if Subutex is right for you, you should consult with a medical professional who can determine your need for the medication based on your personal needs. From there, you will be guided towards the correct form of treatment that is right for you, which may or may not include Subutex.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Yes. The active ingredient in Subutex, buprenorphine, is opioid-based and can be addictive. However, the risk of becoming addicted to buprenorphine is low, especially when used as directed.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

No. The standard drug-screening test will not show buprenorphine, although there are tests made specifically to pick up this drug through a urine sample. The majority of drug-screening tests are made to identify if other opioids, such as heroin, are present in the system.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

You and your physician (as well as your counselor) will review your individual treatment needs to determine the length of time that you will remain on Subutex. Some individuals need to use Subutex longer than others, and vice versa, but keep in mind every individual’s needs are unique.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. Mixing Subutex with any other medication can cause reactions ranging from mild to severe, depending on what it is mixed with. If you are taking other medications, talk with your doctor prior to taking Subutex to determine if you are at risk for experiencing any side effects. If you are taking Subutex, you should abstain from using recreational drugs or drinking alcohol so you do not jeopardize your health.

As with any other medication, you should always make your physician aware of what other medications you are using prior to taking Subutex. This way, he or she can provide you with all information necessary to help you protect your health.

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

If you desire to stop taking Subutex, it is necessary that you partner with your physician so he or she can help you properly wean off of the drug rather than going “cold turkey.” If you feel that this is the best option for you, rest assured that others also experience wanting to switch medications at this time in their treatment. In some cases, individuals go from using Subutex for a short period of time to using Suboxone for a longer period of time. Again, a decision such as this will be made by both you and your physician based on your own personal needs.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment provided at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is individualized based on each person that we treat. We work to determine what your personal needs are and work to build an experience that is best suited for you. Because we work on an individual basis with each one of our patients, the cost will vary based on a number of personal factors. To talk about your needs, learn more about what kind of medication and therapy might be included in your treatment plan, and the cost of our services, please contact one of our intake specialists.