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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

  • 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.

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

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

How It Works and Is It Safe?

Subutex is commonly prescribed to individuals who are battling an addiction to opioids. This medication, which has been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is extremely safe when taken as prescribed under the close supervision of a trained professional as part of an approved treatment protocol. Subutex provides patients with relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal while eliminating cravings for additional opioid use.

Can I Become Addicted to Subutex?

Subutex is composed of buprenorphine, which can be addictive. However, when Subutex is taken as prescribed, the risk for addiction is extremely low. Rhode Island Comprehensive Treatment Centers closely monitor patients throughout their time in treatment, which significantly reduces the risk for Subutex abuse and addiction.

Will Subutex Show Up on a Drug Screening?

Use of Subutex will not cause a patient to test positive should a drug screen be required during the course of treatment. A specific test is required in order to detect the presence of buprenorphine within the system.

How Long Will I Need to be on Subutex?

The length of time that a patient remains on Subutex will be dependent upon his or her individual treatment goals and progress throughout the course of treatment. While some individuals may remain on Subutex long-term, others may only utilize it for a short period of time. At Rhode Island Comprehensive Treatment Centers, patients work closely with their treatment team members in order to determine the optimal length of time for them to take Subutex.

Does Subutex Interact with Other Drugs or Medications?

The use of Subutex can cause interactions when taken with other prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and substances of abuse. Patients should notify their treatment provider prior to incorporating the use of Subutex into their treatment plan to ensure that no dangerous interactions occur. Of course, patients who are prescribed this medication should not use alcohol or any other recreational drugs.

Can I Stop or Switch to a Different Medication?

Individuals who no longer wish to remain on Subutex should work closely with their treatment team in order to safely taper off of their mediation. Individuals who abruptly stop taking Subutex place themselves at an increased risk for developing withdrawal symptoms. Once Subutex is out of a patient’s system, he or she can then either transition onto a different medication or remain substance-free without the assistance of a prescription.

What is the Cost of  Subutex Treatment?

Rhode Island Comprehensive Treatment Centers provide patients with personalized treatment plans that meet their individual requirements and goals. Because of this, cost of care will vary from patient to patient. To learn more about the cost of care based upon your unique treatment requirements, please reach out to one of Rhode Island Comprehensive Treatment Centers intake team members today.