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

Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Subutex, a prescription medication that received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the treatment of opioid addiction, is effective in helping individuals put an end to their dependence on substances such as prescription pain medications, heroin, or morphine. Subutex is a medication that is proven safe and effective in treating dangerous patterns of opioid abuse. When taken as prescribed and as a part of a medication-assisted treatment program, Subutex can ward of tempting cravings for continued use, as well as help control upsetting withdrawal symptoms.

To determine if Subutex is the right medication for you, speak with your healthcare provider who can evaluate your treatment needs. He or she can help you decide which form of treatment is best for you and can talk you through the different forms of available treatments.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Yes. Subutex contains buprenorphine, which is its primary ingredient. This opioid-based medication can be habit-forming, however, the potential for becoming addicted to buprenorphine is said to be minimal.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

No. If you are consuming Subutex, you will not yield a positive drug test result. The urine tests that are used to detect the presence of drugs do not generally detect buprenorphine, however, they can pick up traces of other opioids like heroin. There are specially designed tests that can yield a positive drug test if you are taking Subutex, but they are not frequently used in the mainstream.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The period of time that you remain on Subutex will be based on your needs and will be determined by you, your provider, and your counselor. Some patients continue to take Subutex for a while, however, others might take it for a short time. Again, this will depend on your individual needs.

Does Subutex interact with other medications?

Yes. When Subutex is combined with other drugs or medications, a variety of negative side effects can develop. While it depends on the type of substance that is being combined with Subutex, side effects can range from mild to moderate to severe. Your provider will be able to supply you with more detailed information regarding potential interactions that you might experience based on the medications that you are taking. Those who are taking Subutex should abstain from the use of recreational substances, including alcohol, as negative effects can develop.

Similar to any other prescription medication, you should always speak with your provider and make him or her aware of all the medications that you are taking so as to avoid any possible negative interactions.

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

If you decide to stop using Subutex, it is imperative that you work with your counselor so that you can wean yourself off instead of just abruptly stopping use. It is common for some patients to start their medication-assisted treatment on Subutex, and then switch over to the use of Suboxone for an extended period of time. Any of these decisions will be made amongst yourself, your provider, and your counselor so that all of your treatment needs can be continually met.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment that is supplied at Cedar Rapids Comprehensive Treatment Center is individualized in ways that ensure that each patient is getting the care he or she truly needs. Part of this customization involves the establishment and implementation of treatment plans that will address our patients detailed needs. Therefore, the cost of Subutex treatment is bound to vary, as it will depend on the specific services that are being obtained. To talk more about your treatment needs and to see how much your treatment might cost you, please contact one of our skilled intake experts right now.