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

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 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.

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 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.
  • 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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Methadone Frequently Asked Questions

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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 a commonly prescribed medication that is given to individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids. When taken as prescribed under the close supervision of a trained medical professional, the use of this medication is extremely safe. Methadone provides individuals with relief from the physical symptoms that take place once the use of opioids has ceased during the process of withdrawal. In addition, methadone eliminates cravings for continued opioid use which gives patients the mental clarity that is required to focus on recovery.

Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah have multiple medication options that patients can incorporate into their treatment plans. Because of this, finding the appropriate fit is imperative to the safety and success of our patients. By working closely with your treatment provider, you will be able to determine if methadone is the appropriate fit based upon your individual treatment requirements and goals.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

Methadone is a controlled substance which carries the risk for addiction along with its use. However, when taken as prescribed, within a licensed treatment center, and under the close guidance of a trained medical professional, the risk for addiction is extremely minimal. The dedicated team of medical experts at Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah closely monitor the administration of all medications to ensure the safety of our patients.

Will methadone show up on a drug screening?

Individuals who are required to complete a drug screen while taking methadone will not test positive as a specific test is required to detect the presence of methadone within a person’s system. Standard drug screens will, however, detect the presence of opioids and other illegal substances should a patient attempt to abuse them during the course of treatment.

How long will I need to be on methadone?

Although methadone is approved safe for long-term use, patients are not required to remain on this medication long-term. The length of time that an individual will remain on methadone will be dependent upon their unique treatment goals and requirements. By closely working with our staff of medical experts, patients will be able to determine the length of time that methadone will benefit them for.

Does methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

The use of methadone can cause negative interactions with other prescriptions and substances. Because of this, patients should notify their treatment providers of any other prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and/or substances that they are taking prior to incorporating the use of methadone within their treatment plans. Patients who are prescribed this medication should refrain from using opioids, alcohol, or other illegal substances due to the extremely dangerous interactions that can take place.

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

Should a patient no longer wish to remain on methadone, he or she should work closely with his or her treatment provider in order to safely taper off of the medication. Individuals who suddenly cease use of methadone will experience uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal which can be avoided by following a schedule put in place by your treatment team. Once a patient is no longer on methadone, he or she may then transition onto a different medication or remain opioid-free without medication assistance.

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah provide patients with the highest quality of customized care possible. Through a highly individualized treatment approach, patients are able to develop a plan of treatment that specifically meets their unique treatment criteria. Because treatment will vary between patients, the final cost of care will vary as well. To learn more about the cost of care based upon your treatment needs, please contact Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah today. We are here to assist you in achieving a life free from the dangers of opioid dependency.