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 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.

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 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.
  • 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.

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Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

When taken as prescribed, Subutex is a safe option for individuals who are battling an addiction to opioids. This medication, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), eliminates opioid cravings and suppresses other common symptoms that occur during withdrawal.

In addition, Subutex provides patients with the mental clarity that is required in order to productively play a role in daily activities such as work, driving, and school in a functioning manner. Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) offer patients the ability to incorporate a variety of medications into their individual treatment program. Because of this fact, patients should work closely with their treatment provider in order to determine the appropriate medication based upon their unique set of treatment goals and requirements.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

The use of Subutex does carry the potential for addiction. However, when Subutex is taken as prescribed and under the close guidance of a trained medical professional, the risk for addiction is minimal. Shelbyville CTC closely monitors the administration of all medications within our center in order to diminish the risk for abuse and addiction.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

It is unlikely that patients who are required to complete a drug screen during treatment will test positive for Subutex, as a specific test is required in order to detect buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Subutex. Also, Subutex is legal to use when prescribed by a qualified physician, so individuals who are taking Subutex as part of their treatment at Shelbyville CTC should not face any punishments for taking this medication even if it is detected during a drug screening.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The use of Subutex is clinically proven safe for both short and long-term use based upon the requirements of each individual patient. This does not, however, mean that patients will remain on this medication indefinitely. By working closely with their treatment provider, patients will be able to determine the length of time for which this medication will positively affect them and their treatment progress.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

The use of Subutex can cause dangerous interactions when taken with other prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. For this reason, patients should refrain from consuming other substances prior to confirming their safety with their treatment provider. Use of alcohol and/or recreational drugs during the course of treatment should be avoided due to the hazardous interactions that can take place.

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

Patients who no longer wish to continue on Subutex should work closely with their treatment provider in order to safely wean off of their dosage. Patients who abruptly cease use of Subutex often experience distressing withdrawal symptoms. Once Subutex is no longer in a patient’s system, he or she can either remain opioid-free without the assistance of a prescription or transition onto a different medication. By working closely with our medical staff, patients can determine the appropriate course of treatment based upon their needs.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment available through Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center is highly customizable to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. For this reason, the final cost of care will fluctuate between patients based on a variety of factors. To learn more about the cost of care based upon your treatment requirements and goals, please contact our intake team today.

How can I learn more?

For more information about Subutex or any other element of medication-assisted treatment, please contact Shelbyville CTC at your convenience. We are here to provide you or your loved one with the information that you need in order to make the most informed decisions about your treatment, and we look forward to helping you take your first steps toward an opioid-free future.