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

Suboxone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

Individuals who are prescribed Suboxone are given the opportunity to safely avoid the physical symptoms often associated with withdrawal without experiencing cognitive disruptions. In addition, use of Suboxone diminishes cravings for continued opioid use, which allows patients to productively participate in daily life without impairment.

When taken as prescribed and under the supervision of a licensed medical professional, the use of Suboxone is extremely safe. Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) provides patients the opportunity to incorporate various medications within their treatment program. For this reason, patients should work closely with their treatment team in order to determine the appropriate medication based upon their unique set of treatment goals and requirements.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Suboxone utilizes a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone as its active ingredients. Both of these substances have addictive properties, and buprenorphine works by interacting with the same receptors in the brain that are typically activated by the use of opioids. However, when Suboxone is taken as prescribed, the risk of addiction is minimal.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

Should a patient be required to complete a drug screen during treatment, it is not likely that he or she will test positive for Suboxone. A specific test is required in order to detect the presence of buprenorphine within the system. Also, the use of Suboxone is legal when taken within a licensed treatment center with a valid prescription. So if you do test positive for Suboxone, your possession of a legal prescription should prevent you from being penalized.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

Although use of Suboxone is approved as safe for both short and long-term use, patients are not required to remain on this medication long-term unless deemed necessary. By working closely with their treatment provider, patients are able to determine the length of time for which Suboxone will positively benefit them and their treatment goals.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

As Suboxone can negatively interact with other medications, patients should notify their treatment provider prior to incorporating this prescription into their treatment plan. Patients should discuss the use of other prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications with their treatment team to verify that no negative interactions can occur when taken with Suboxone.

Patients who are prescribed Suboxone should refrain from taking codeine, opium, heroin, hydrocodone, and/or alcohol while in treatment due to the dangerous interactions that can occur while taking this medication.

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

Patients who no longer wish to remain on Suboxone should work closely with their treatment provider in order to safely taper off of their medication to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Individuals who abruptly cease use of Suboxone find that they may experience the physical discomforts often associated with withdrawal. Once a patient no longer has traces of Suboxone in his or her system, he or she may then transition onto a different medication or remain substance-free without the assistance of a prescription.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

The treatment available through Shelbyville CTC is customized to meet the unique treatment needs of each individual patient who walks through our doors. Because the care provided to each individual patient will vary, the cost of care will fluctuate as well. To learn more about the final cost of care based upon your set of treatment requirements, please contact a member of our intake team today.

The compassionate staff of medical professionals at Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality of care available. We look forward to assisting you in taking your first steps towards lasting recovery.