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 Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids 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

Methadone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if methadone is right for me?

Methadone is one of the safest options for the treatment of opioid addiction, as it is a prescription medication that is frequently used in medication-assisted treatment programs and has received approval for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An extensive amount of research has proven that this medication is effective in aiding individuals in recovering from addictions to opioids such as morphine, prescription pain pills, and heroin. When taken as a part of an overall treatment plan, methadone is capable of stopping the onset of painful withdrawal symptoms and tempting cravings for continued use.

If you or someone you care for is looking to obtain medication-assisted treatment that includes the use of medications that will help defeat an addiction, speak with a healthcare provider who can help decide if methadone is the best option for you or your loved one. There are a number of other medications available that medication-assisted treatment programs can provide, so it is crucial that you work with your treatment provider to measure the pros and cons in terms of whether or not a methadone treatment plan is best for you.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

Methadone, a controlled substance, holds some level of dependency risk. However, when taken within a medication-assisted treatment program, trained professionals can supervise each patient’s use of methadone so as to prevent dependency from developing. In addition, medication-assisted treatment programs require patients to come to the center daily to obtain their dosage to help prevent abuse.

Will methadone show up on a drug screening?

If an individual is asked to take a drug test while using methadone, his or her test will not detect this medication. Should this individual be abusing other opioids, however, then his or her test will yield a positive result. However, it takes a specific test to detect methadone, which is not commonly used.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

The period of time that an individual remains on a methadone treatment plan will depend on his or her own needs. While some will utilize methadone for a long period of time, others will only take it for a short while.

If you or someone you care for is considering partaking in a medication-assisted treatment program that offers methadone, speak with a provider to determine how long you might be taking this medication for.

Does methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

If an individual is consuming any other prescription medications for a physical or psychological purpose, it is imperative that he or she informs his or her provider before starting on methadone to avoid any possible interactions. When combined with other medications, methadone can bring about negative interactions; therefore, it is always a smart idea to be honest about all medications you are taking to ensure the safety and effectiveness of methadone. In addition, it is critical to know that using other opioids, illicit drugs, or alcohol while on methadone is not recommended.

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

Some people might remain on methadone for a long period of time, however, each patient is different and some might not require long-term maintenance. Since a patient can go through withdrawal symptoms if he or she suddenly stops using methadone, it is important that he or she works with treatment providers within his or her medication-assisted treatment program to taper off of methadone. In addition, if an individual chooses to obtain a different medication instead of methadone, his or her provider can work with him or her to talk this through prior to starting on a new medication.

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

The treatment that is supplied at Cedar Rapids Comprehensive Treatment Center is customized to meet the needs of each patient. As a result, the cost of care can vary based on the type of medication that is obtained, the services that an individual receives, and the method of payment being used.

If you or someone you care for wants to learn more about how much treatment might cost at Cedar Rapids Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact one of our skilled intake specialists right now.