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 Temecula Valley 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 Temecula Valley 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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Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Subutex, a prescription medication that has the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in opioid addiction treatment programs, is a safe and effective medication prescribed put an end to an individual’s dangerous cycle of opioid abuse. If you are struggling with an addiction to prescription painkillers, morphine, or heroin, you can utilize Subutex as directed by a medical professional and within a medication assisted treatment program. This medication is effective in curbing drug cravings, as well as stopping the onset of withdrawal symptoms.

You will only find out if Subutex is right for you after you discuss your needs with a certified medical professional who can evaluate your current health status. At that time, he or she can help you determine which type of treatment is best for you.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Yes. Subutex contains buprenorphine, which is an opioid medication that can be addictive. However, it is said that the likelihood of becoming addicted to buprenorphine is low when taken as part of a medication assisted treatment program.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

No. If you are made to take a drug test while on Subutex, your use will not be detected. However, if you are using other opioids such as heroin, your test will result in a positive. There are specific drug tests that can detect buprenorphine, however they are not generally used in mainstream testing.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time that you will remain on Subutex will be based on your own needs. Your physician and your counselor will help determine your length of use. Keep in mind that some individuals use Subutex for shorter periods of time than others, but again, your use will be based on what your needs call for.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Yes. When mixed with other medications or drugs, Subutex can cause a wide range of side effects. While it depends on the type of substances that are being consumed, the side effects can vary from mild to severe. Ask your physician to inform you of possible interactions that can occur based on the medication that you are consuming. When taking Subutex, you should not engage in recreational drug use or the consumption of alcohol, as doing so can cause negative interactions with Subutex.

As with most medications, it is important that you make your physician aware of all medications that you are taking so that he or she can provide you with the proper information regarding potential effects.

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

If you decide that you no longer want to take Subutex, you can work closely with your physician to begin weaning off of the medication as opposed to stopping suddenly. It is common for patients to start their medication assisted treatment with Subutex and then switch over to Suboxone for long-term care. However, your physician and counselor can help you make these decisions to meet your treatment goals.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment that is offered at Temecula Valley Comprehensive Treatment Program is extremely individualized so that each patient obtains the most unique effective treatment possible. To make your treatment specific to your needs, we will implement specific treatment plans to meet all of your needs. Because of this approach, the cost of care can vary. To talk more about your needs and to find out how much you might be paying for a treatment plan of your own, please contact one of our intake specialists right now.