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 New Hampshire CTC Cluster 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 New Hampshire CTC Cluster.

  • 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), methadone is an extremely safe and effective treatment option for individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids such as heroin, prescription painkillers, or morphine. When prescribed within a medication assisted treatment program, methadone eliminates the symptoms of withdrawal while keeping cravings for continued substance use at bay. By reducing the physical symptoms of withdrawal, patients are able to achieve the mental clarity that is required in order to successfully progress in treatment.

If you or someone you love would benefit from treatment that incorporates the use of prescription medication in order to defeat an addiction to opioids, please consult with your treatment provider in order to determine if methadone is the appropriate fit for you based upon your individual needs.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

Because methadone is a controlled substance, there is a risk for abuse and dependency. However, when methadone is prescribed within a medication assisted treatment program, the risk for addiction is extremely low. Patients are closely monitored by the medical staff at New Hampshire Comprehensive Treatment Centers to ensure that they receive the appropriate amount of their medication. In addition, our program requires that patients receive their medication at the center where their treatment is being received. By doing so, the amount and frequency of dosages are limited for patients, which minimizes the risk for abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

If a person is required to complete a drug screen while taking methadone, this medication will not cause him or her to test positive for having drugs in his or her system. While drug screenings will produce a positive result if a person abuses opioids or other substances, a special type of drug test is required in order to detect the presence of methadone.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

The period of time during which a patient will remain on methadone will vary based on his or her specific needs. While some patients remain on methadone long-term, others will only utilize it for a short period of time. By consulting with your healthcare provider, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the length of time during which methadone will be of benefit to you.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Because methadone can negatively interact with other medications, patients who are considering incorporating this medication into their treatment plan must openly discuss the use of other substances, medications, and prescriptions with their physician prior to starting methadone. Patients who utilize methadone are advised to refrain from the use of opioids, other substances, and alcohol during the course of treatment.

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

Although methadone has been deemed safe for long-term use, patients who begin this medication are not required to continue taking it for an extended period of time. Because patients can experience uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal if the use of methadone suddenly ceases, they are urged to work closely with their treatment providers in order to safely taper off of this medication. Should a patient wish to transition onto a different medication, he or she can work with their physician in order to properly transition onto a new course of treatment.

What is the cost of Methadone treatment?

The treatment available through New Hampshire Comprehensive Treatment Centers is highly customized to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. The medication that is prescribed, the additional services that are utilized, and the method of payment used can all cause the final cost of care to vary.

To learn more about the treatment options that we offer, as well as to determine the final cost of care, please contact our intake team today.