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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Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Subutex is a safe and effective treatment option for individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and/or other prescription painkillers. When taken as prescribed within a medication assisted treatment program, Subutex is proven to eliminate the physical symptoms of withdrawal while lowering cravings for continued opioid use.

By consulting with your treatment provider, you will be able to determine if Subutex is the appropriate medication based on your individual treatment needs. There are multiple prescriptions available within the treatment offered at New Hampshire Comprehensive Treatment Centers that allow patients to receive the treatment that fits their unique requirements.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in Subutex and, because buprenorphine has addictive properties, there is a risk for an addiction to develop when taking Subutex. However, when this medication is taken as prescribed under the guidance of a trained medical professional within a licensed treatment facility, the risk for abuse and addiction is extremely low.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

The use of Subutex will not cause a patient to test positive on a drug screen as the presence of buprenorphine requires a specific test. However, should patients attempt to abuse other substances or opioids during the course of treatment, a positive result will occur.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time that a patient will remain on Subutex will be determined based on his or her individual needs. By working closely with your physician and medical team, you will be able to determine the length of time in which Subutex will positively benefit you for.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Combining Subutex with other medications, prescriptions, and substances can cause extremely dangerous side effects to take place. Because of this, patients who are prescribed Subutex should first discuss the use of any other substance with their physician prior to incorporating this medication into their daily regimen. Patients who are taking Subutex should refrain from the use of alcohol and recreational drugs. To learn more about the interactions that can take place between Subutex and other medication(s) that you may be taking, please consult with your physician and treatment team.

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

Should a patient wish to cease use of Subutex, he or she should work closely with his or her treatment team in order to properly wean off of the medication. Because symptoms of withdrawal can take place when the use of Subutex suddenly stops, patients who wish to transition onto a different medication or cease use of medications all together must work with their treatment providers in order to do so safely.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment that is provided to patients at New Hampshire Comprehensive Treatment Centers is highly customized to meet the needs and goals of each individual who seeks our assistance. Because of this, the final cost of care will fluctuate between patients. To learn more about the treatment options that we offer, as well as the cost of our services, please contact New Hampshire Comprehensive Treatment Centers today.