Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Racine 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 Racine 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 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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Methadone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if methadone is right for me?

Methadone, which is a safe option for opioid addiction treatment, is a prescription medication that is used within medication assisted treatment programs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Methadone after a great deal of research found that it is highly effective in helping individuals recover from heroin and prescription pain medication addictions. When incorporated into a complete, 360-degree treatment plan, Methadone is able to stop the onset of cravings and intense withdrawal symptoms.

If your or someone you love wants to obtain medication assisted treatment that includes the use of medications like methadone, speak with your provider to decide if this is the best form of medication for you or your loved one. There are a number of other treatment options available, so it is imperative to work with your provider to see what the pros and cons of using methadone will be for you.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

Methadone, which is a controlled substance, can cause abuse and dependency to develop. However, professionals who work in a medication assisted treatment program can supervise each patient’s use of this medication to prevent it from causing a chemical dependency concern. In addition, medication assisted treatment programs require patients to come to the center daily to obtain their medication, which dramatically decreases the odds of abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

No. If an individual takes a drug test while on Methadone, he or she will not test positive. A special test is required to detect this drug, however if other substances are being abused, they will be detected.

How long will I need to be on methadone?

The length of time that you spend taking Methadone will be based on your needs. Some individuals only use it for a short period of time, while others take it for much longer.

If you or someone you love is looking into a medication assisted treatment program that includes the use of Methadone, it is important to speak with your provider about how long this medication will be taken for.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

If you are taking prescription medications for mental health or physical purposes, it is important that you disclose this information to your provider before starting on Methadone. This medication can cause negative interactions with other medications, so it is smart to speak with your provider about all of the medications you are consuming to preserve the safety and effectiveness of those medications as well as the Methadone. In addition, while taking Methadone, the use of other drugs or alcohol is not advised.

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

Some people will continue taking Methadone for a while, however that does not mean that you have to. Because withdrawal symptoms can develop when someone abruptly stops Methadone, it is important to work with a medical professional who can ensure that this process is done safely. In addition, if you choose to take another medication within a medication assisted treatment program, you can talk about doing so with a professional prior to making that switch.

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

The treatment that we supply at Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center is customized to meet the needs of each patient. Therefore, the cost of treatment can vary based on the method of payment and the services received.

If you or someone you love wants to learn more about the cost of care at Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact one of our intake specialists today.