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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 Madison Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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 Madison Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • 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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How do I know if methadone is right for me?

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use within medication assisted treatment programs, methadone is an extremely safe and effective option for treating opioid addictions. Extensive research has found that individuals struggling with an addiction to morphine, heroin, and prescription painkillers find the use of methadone to be extremely helpful within their treatment. When prescribed within a comprehensive treatment program, methadone helps patients by decreasing the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal and curbing cravings for additional opioids.

If you or someone you love is struggling and addiction to opioids, please contact Madison Comprehensive Treatment Centers today to speak with one of our treatment providers to determine if methadone is the appropriate treatment option based on your individual needs. Since there are other medication options available within our medication assisted treatment program, it is important to closely work with one of our qualified medical staff in order to decide which treatment regimen would provide you with the most ideal treatment outcome.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

Since methadone is considered a controlled substance, there is a risk for both abuse and dependency. When prescribed within a medication assisted treatment program, however, the highly qualified and trained medical staff closely monitors the administration of methadone. Medication assisted treatment programs require patients to receive their methadone at the same center where treatment is being provided, which also minimizes the risk for abuse since the dosage and administration frequency is closely monitored.

Will methadone show up on a drug screening?

Methadone will not cause an individual to test positive should a drug screen be required during treatment. While other substances, such as opioids, will cause a positive result to take place, a specific test is required to detect the presence of methadone within a person’s system.

How long will I need to be on methadone?

While some patients only utilize methadone for a short period of time, others will continue taking it long-term. The length of time in which a patient remains on methadone for will vary between patients depending on their specific needs.

By discussing your treatment with a medical professional prior to beginning a medication assisted treatment program, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the length of time in which you will be prescribed methadone based on your individual needs.

Does methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Since methadone does have the ability to negatively interact with other medications, it is extremely important for patients to openly discuss any other medications that they may be taking with their physician prior to beginning a methadone regimen. It is also important for patients to understand that the use of opioids, other substances, and alcohol should be avoided while taking methadone.

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

Since withdrawal symptoms can take place if the use of methadone suddenly ceases, it is important for patients to work closely with their treatment team in order to safely wean off of the medication. If a patient decides to receive a different medication within treatment, it is also important for him or her to work closely with his or her physician in order to determine an appropriate medication and safely transition him or her onto it rather than abruptly stopping the use of methadone.

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

Since treatment provided by Madison Comprehensive Treatment Centers are extremely individualized based on the specific needs and treatment requirements of each patient who walks through our doors, the cost of treatment will vary patient to patient. The final cost of care can be impacted by the medication prescribed, the additional services utilized, as well as the method of payment.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to opioids and would benefit from the individualized comprehensive treatment provided by Madison Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please contact our qualified intake experts to learn more.