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 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

Suboxone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

Suboxone is a medication that is proven safe and effective in the treatment of opioid addiction. If you have become dependent upon opioids, the use of Suboxone within a medication-assisted treatment program can be highly effective in helping you stop consuming these dangerous substances without being saddled with cravings or withdrawal symptoms. To determine if Suboxone is the best medication for you, speak with a provider who can assess your situation and help you determine if this is the most appropriate care for you.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Yes. Suboxone contains buprenorphine, which is a potent medication that can cause addiction and tolerance to occur. When used within a medication-assisted treatment program, however, Suboxone is effective and safe. The buprenorphine that is present in Suboxone works with the same receptors in the brain that are stimulated when substances like heroin and prescription painkillers are present, however, they do not cause an individual to become high. Therefore, the use of buprenorphine can be effective in allowing you to succeed through your day without battling cravings or withdrawal symptoms.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

Suboxone will not yield a positive test result on a drug test that is used to detect opioids. The active ingredient in Suboxone (buprenorphine) will only be visible on a drug test that is designed to detect it specifically. However, if you are partaking in a medication-assisted treatment program, your use of Suboxone is appropriate and legal.

It is important to note that should you abuse opioids and take a drug test, that test will result as positive.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

You will remain on Suboxone for as long as you and your provider see fit based on your treatment needs. Thorough research has proven that Suboxone is safe to use both short-term and long-term. There are some individuals who take Suboxone for a short period of time, while others use it for years. This medication is highly effective in curbing cravings and stopping withdrawal symptoms, all while allowing individuals to continue to work, attend school, drive, engage in therapy, and more. The effectiveness of Suboxone does not fade over time, meaning that you can keep using it until you and your physician decide otherwise.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

Similar to the use of other prescription medications, you should let your provider know of the medications that you are taking before you take Suboxone. The use of this medication can be dangerous when combined with other substances like oxycodone, codeine, hydrocodone, alcohol, and heroin. Those who are consuming Suboxone should steer clear of sedatives, sleeping pills, and narcotic painkillers. In regards to other medications, please speak to your provider.

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

While Suboxone is safe to use for long periods of time, that does not mean that you have to use it for the rest of your life. If you and your provider come to the conclusion that Suboxone is no longer appropriate for you, you can begin weaning off of Suboxone to either start on a new medication or stay medication-free.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

The treatment we offer at Cedar Rapids Comprehensive Treatment Center is individualized and utilizes medications such as Suboxone, a variety of therapy sessions, and a number of additional services. Because the care we provide is customized, so is the cost of care. To learn more about how much your treatment might cost you, please call us right now to speak with an intake expert.