Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah: Methadone & Suboxone Clinics 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.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah: Methadone & Suboxone Clinics.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Utah Methadone Clinics for Opioid Addiction

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Proudly serving Utah, our Methadone clinics provide adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

How It Works and Is It Safe?

How Methadone Treatment Works

Prescribed since the 1960s for the treatment of opioid dependency, Methadone provides patients with relief from the physical discomforts associated with withdrawal. This medication is typically prescribed to be taken daily in the form of a dissolvable tablet or liquid solution that works with a patient’s central nervous system in order to provide relief. In addition to eliminating withdrawal symptoms, Methadone also keeps cravings for additional opioid use at bay, offering patients the opportunity to focus on their recovery.

Extensive clinical research has advised that the use of Methadone is extremely safe when taken as prescribed and within a licensed treatment center under the guidance of a trained medical professional. The use of Methadone is approved safe for both short- and long-term use as it is a non-toxic substance. Any side effects that are experienced while taking this medication are typically temporary and only take place during the induction phase of treatment when a patient is determining his or her appropriate dosage.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), women who are pregnant can safely use Methadone for the treatment of opioid addiction as there are no detrimental health risks to either mother or baby.

When Methadone is taken outside of its prescribed guidelines, it can become extremely dangerous. Overdosing on this medication is a reality for individuals who abuse it for recreational purposes outside of its intended use. One third of all prescription medication related deaths that take place each year are directly linked to individuals overdosing on Methadone. To clarify, these deaths were not associated with Methadone use within a treatment center, but rather Methadone that was taken illegally. When taken as directed by a licensed treatment provider, Methadone is extremely safe.

The Effectiveness of Treatment

The Effectiveness of Methadone Treatment

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise that treatment programs that use Methadone are currently the most effective treatment option available for individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids. Numerous studies have confirmed the safety and efficiency of this medication in the treatment of opioid addiction when taken as directed. The CDC also notes the following successes that are directly linked to the use of Methadone within a medication-assisted treatment program setting:

  • Reducing or completely eliminating opioid use
  • Lowering the risk of overdose
  • Decreasing the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C
  • Dramatically increasing the average life expectancy (the median death rate of individuals who abuse opioids who enroll in Methadone treatment is 30 percent lower than individuals who do not receive this form of treatment)
  • Lower likelihood of taking part in illegal activities
  • Improved family stability and career potential
  • Improved outcomes for pregnant women and their babies

When taken as prescribed and within a licensed treatment program, Methadone is a safe and effective option for opioid dependency.

The Benefits of Treatment & Counseling

The Benefits of Methadone Treatment & Counseling

While the use of Methadone can successfully eliminate the physical discomforts associated with withdrawal, patients must understand that lasting recovery requires treatment for both the physical and emotional comments of addiction. By utilizing individual and group counseling, patients are given the opportunity to understand and treat the underlying causes of their addictive behavior. Once the root causes of a patient’s addiction are understood, he or she can then prepare for a future that is substance free.

How You Can Be Successful in a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program: Although Methadone provides relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal, patients must also understand that time, effort, and dedication are required on their part in order to progress in treatment. By playing an active role in your treatment, you will be able to drastically increase the likelihood of achieving lasting recovery. Our teams of addiction treatment experts are available to work closely with patients to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided throughout the entire recovery process.

How to Support Your Loved One During Medication-Assisted Treatment: Before you are able to provide your loved one with the support that they need, you must first obtain support of your own. Addiction affects everyone that is involved, not just the individual who is physically abusing a substance. By taking part in individual counseling, family counseling, and support groups, the loved ones of a patient are able to obtain the information necessary to properly support their loved one throughout the journey to recovery.

Side Effects

The Side Effects of Methadone

The following side effects have been associated with the use of Methadone:

  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Exhaustion or fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Slowed breathing
  • Skin rashes
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)

To learn more about Methadone as well as the other treatment options that we offer, please contact Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah today.