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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Jackson 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Jackson Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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 the treatment of opioid addiction, methadone has provided countless patients with relief from the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal. In addition, methadone diminishes cravings for continued opioid use, which provides patients the opportunity to focus on their recovery in an unimpaired manner. When taken as prescribed, methadone is an extremely safe and effective treatment option for individuals who are battling an addiction to opioids. Use of this medication will not cause cognitive impairments, which allow patients the ability to effectively take part in daily activities such as work, driving, and school.

Jackson Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) offers several medications that can be incorporated into a patient’s treatment plan. For this reason, patients should work closely with their treatment provider in order to determine the appropriate medication based upon their individual treatment goals and requirements.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

There is a potential for addiction when taking methadone. However, when taken as directed under the close supervision of a licensed medical professional, use of this medication is extremely safe. The team of medical experts at Jackson Comprehensive Treatment Center closely monitors the prescribing and administering of all medications in our center, which drastically decreases the risk for abuse and addiction.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

Should an individual be required to complete a drug screen while taking methadone, he or she will not test positive as a specific test is required in order to detect methadone within the system. Patients who attempt to abuse opioids and other substances will cause a positive result on any drug screen given during treatment.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

The use of methadone is safe for both short and long-term use. However, patients are not required to remain on this medication long-term unless advised by their treatment provider. By working closely with our medical staff, patients are able to determine the appropriate length of time for which methadone will benefit them and their treatment.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Since methadone can negatively interact with other prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, patients should notify their treatment provider of any other substances that they are taking prior to incorporating the use of methadone into their treatment. Use of opioids and/or alcohol should be avoided during the course of treatment due to the dangerous interactions that can occur when combined with methadone.

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

Patients who no longer wish to continue taking methadone should work closely with their treatment provider in order to safely taper off of their medication. Individuals who attempt to abruptly cease use of methadone place themselves at an increased risk for experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms. Once methadone is no longer in the system, patients can then transition onto a different medication or remain substance-free without the aid of a prescription. Our medical staff is readily available to assist patients in making these decisions based upon their treatment progress and requirements.

What is the cost for Methadone treatment?

Jackson CTC proudly offers patients the opportunity to develop a customized plan of treatment that meets their individual needs and goals. The medications that are prescribed, the form of payment that is provided, and the therapeutic interventions that are utilized will all impact a patient’s final cost of care.

To learn more about methadone or the cost of care based upon your individual treatment goals and requirements, please contact a member of our intake team today. Jackson Comprehensive Treatment Center is here to provide patients with the compassion, support, and treatment that is necessary in order to break free from the chains of opioid addiction.