Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Shelbyville 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.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Shelbyville 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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • 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.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • 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?

The use of methadone provides patients with much-needed relief from the physical symptoms of opioid addiction. Methadone is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of opioid dependency and provides patients with relief from withdrawal symptoms while also eliminating cravings for continued opioid use. When taken as prescribed and under the close supervision of a licensed medical professional, the use of methadone is extremely safe. Patients who are prescribed this medication are able to actively play a role in daily activities such work, school, and driving without impairment.

Several prescription medications are available as part of medication-assisted treatment at Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC). Because of this fact, patients should work closely with our treatment team in order to determine the appropriate medication based upon their unique requirements.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

Patients who are prescribed methadone should be made aware of its potential for addiction if the medication is not used properly. When taken as prescribed and under the close supervision of a trained medical professional, the use of methadone is extremely safe. The medical staff at Shelbyville CTC closely monitors the prescription and administration of all medications available in our treatment center, which decreases the chances of abuse and addiction while in treatment.

Will methadone show up on a drug screening?

A specific test is required in order to detect the presence of methadone within the system, so patients who are prescribed methadone are unlikely to test positive if they need to complete a standard drug screen during their course of treatment. Also, since taking methadone as part of an approved medication-assisted treatment program is not illegal, individuals who do test positive for methadone will have the documentation that they need to ensure that they are not punished for such results. Of course, individuals who abuse opioids and other substances while in treatment will test positive on a standard drug panel.

How long will I need to be on methadone?

Although the use of methadone is clinically proven to be safe for long-term use, patients are not required to remain on this medication indefinitely. By working closely with their treatment provider, patients will be able to determine the length of time for which methadone will benefit them and their treatment progress.

Does methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Patients who are prescribed methadone should avoid other medications, prescriptions, and substances prior to checking with their treatment provider due to the hazardous interactions that can take place when combined together. The use of opioids and/or alcohol should be avoided during treatment due to the dangerous interactions that can occur when taken with methadone.

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

Patients who no longer wish to remain on methadone will coordinate with their treatment provider to gradually taper their methadone use. Patients who abruptly cease use of methadone often experience extremely unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Once methadone is no longer in a patient’s system, he or she can then either transition onto a different mediation or remain substance-free without the assistance of a prescription.

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

The treatment available at Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center is highly customizable to meet the individual needs of each patient. The specific medication prescribed, the form of payment utilized, and the therapeutic services included into a patient’s treatment plan can all impact the final cost of care.

If you or someone that you love is battling an addiction to opioids and would like to learn more about the treatment options that we offer, as well as the cost of care based upon your individual requirements, please contact Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center today.

Our compassionate team of medical experts is here to ensure that each patient receives the highest quality of care in order to successfully pursue an opioid-free future.