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 Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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 Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • 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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Western Pennsylvania Suboxone Clinic for Opioid Addiction

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Proudly serving western Pennsylvania, our Suboxone 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 Suboxone Treatment Works

Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist that is prescribed to patients who are battling an addiction to opioids. Comprised of a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone provides patients with much-needed relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Buprenorphine interacts with the same receptors in the brain that are typically activated by the use of opioids. Unlike opioids, buprenorphine will not cause patients to experience feelings of euphoria or extreme relaxation. Because these symptoms are not experienced, patients able to productively play a role in daily activities without impairment. Naloxone is an opioid blocker (opioid agonist) that counteracts the effects that opioids have on a person’s system. In addition to eliminating withdrawal symptoms, Suboxone keeps cravings for continued opioid use at bay. Extensive clinical research has confirmed that when taken as prescribed, use of Suboxone is extremely safe and effective in the treatment of opioid dependency.

The Effectiveness of Treatment

The Effectiveness of Suboxone Treatment

Patients who are prescribed Suboxone are given the opportunity to progress towards recovery without experiencing the painful symptoms of withdrawal. In addition to eliminating withdrawal symptoms, Suboxone also provides patients with the ability to take part in daily activities without delay, as use of this medication will not cause cognitive impairments.

There are multiple medications available at Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers. Because of this, patients are urged to work closely with our treatment team in order to determine the appropriate course of treatment based upon your individual treatment requirements.

The Benefits of Treatment & Counseling

The Benefits of Suboxone Treatment & Counseling

Individuals who abuse opioids will inevitably experience painful withdrawal symptoms once use of these substances has ceased. Many individuals remain trapped in the dangerous cycle of opioid abuse as a way to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms. However, the longer than an individual abuses opioids, the higher chance that he or she will experience an overdose. Suboxone can provide patients with the opportunity to progress towards recovery without experiencing withdrawal symptoms or craving continued opioid use. The use of this medication also provides patients with the opportunity to achieve the mental clarity that is required in order to focus on the remainder of their treatment.

It is important for patients to understand that use of Suboxone is by no-means a cure-all for an addiction to opioids. Lasting recovery requires treatment for both the emotional and psychological aspects of an individual’s addiction. Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers provide patients with the opportunity to take part in therapeutic interventions which are designed to treat the underlying causes of a patient’s addictive behaviors. These sessions provide patients with a safe and supportive environment in which to openly discuss an array of topics with our highly qualified counselors. Group therapy brings patients together with other individuals who are also receiving treatment for addiction in order to provide each other support and encouragement. Individual therapy sessions allow patients to openly discuss their addictions in a one-on-one setting with one of our compassionate and dedicated counselors. Individual sessions also help patients work through any issues that may arise throughout the course of treatment.

How to Support Your Loved One During Medication Assisted Treatment: Prior to providing your loved one with the support that he or she requires, you must first receive treatment of your own. Additionally, the following are ways in which you can support your loved one as he or she progresses in treatment:

  • Educate yourself about Suboxone as well as the other treatment options available so that you understand what your loved one is experiencing.
  • Remind your loved one to be present at all scheduled appointments.
  • Inquire about how your loved one is feeling during treatment, how the medication is affecting him or her, etc.
  • Congratulate your loved one on all successes, both big and small.
  • Remind yourself that lasting recovery takes time and may include some challenges along the way. Remain optimistic and share these feelings of optimism with your loved one as he or she progresses in treatment.
  • Receive treatment and support of your own.

How You Can Be Successful in a Medication Assisted Treatment Program: Deciding to receive treatment though Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers is an extremely brave first step towards recovery. Patients are reminded to keep the following in mind throughout the course of their care:

  • Follow any guidelines that are put in place by our treatment team.
  • Attend all scheduled appointments in order to receive your medication.
  • Refrain from consuming opioids, alcohol, and/or other substances during the course of treatment.
  • Play an active role in group therapy sessions.
  • Communicate openly during individual therapy sessions. Our counselors are here to promote the recovery of our patients, not to delay their progress.
  • Voice any issues or questions that may arise during treatment. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to provide patients with the highest quality of individualized care.
Side Effects

The Side Effects of Suboxone

Suboxone, like many medications, can cause patients to experience a variety of side effects. The following are side effects that have been reported by patients who have been prescribed Suboxone:

  • Headache
  • Generalized pain
  • Nausea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Sweating
  • Low blood pressure
  • Numb mouth
  • Painful tongue
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Infections
  • Chills
  • Constipation
  • Runny nose
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Coordination problems
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Back and abdominal pain
  • Fainting
  • Attention disturbances

Patients should notify their treatment provider immediately of any side effects that occur in order to ensure safety and treatment progress. Medications can be adjusted throughout the course of treatment if deemed necessary.

Please contact Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers today if you or someone that you love is struggling with an addiction to opioids. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to help you take the first steps towards lasting recovery in a safe and supportive environment.