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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 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.
  • 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

Ohio Methadone Treatment for an Opioid Addiction

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Proudly serving the state of Ohio, our medication assisted treatment centers provide adults the ability to recover from opioid addiction.

How Does It Work and Is It Safe?

How Methadone Treatment Works

Since it was first prescribed in the 1960s for the treatment of opioid addiction, methadone has provided countless patients with much-needed relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Methadone eliminates cravings for continued opioid use while also allowing patients to perform daily activities without impairment. When taken as prescribed under the close supervision of a trained medical professional, methadone is safe and effective for use.

Patients who are prescribed methadone can safely remain on this medication for as long as necessary, as it has been clinically proven safe for both short- and long-term use. Side effects are typically temporary and only occur during the induction phase of treatment when determining a patient’s appropriate dosage.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), methadone is a safe treatment option for pregnant women who are struggling with an addiction to opioids, as use of this medication will not cause health risks to mother or child.

When taken outside of its prescribed guidelines or for recreational purposes, methadone can be dangerous. One-third of all fatalities linked to the abuse of prescription medications were due to methadone abuse. However, when taken as prescribed within a medication-assisted treatment program, methadone is safe for use.

The Effectiveness of Methadone Treatment

The Effectiveness of Methadone Treatment

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), methadone is currently the most effective treatment option for people who are battling an addiction to opioids. When taken as prescribed by a licensed medical professional, methadone can provide the following benefits:

  • Prevent future opioid use
  • Decrease risk of overdose
  • Lower chance of contracting hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS
  • Drastically increase average life expectancy (the average death rate among people who abuse opioids and who receive methadone treatment is 30% lower than among people who do not receive this form of treatment)
  • Decrease odds of taking part in illegal activities
  • Increase stability at home and in the workplace
  • Improve outcomes for pregnant women and their babies

Benefits of Methadone Treatment Plus Counseling

Benefits of Methadone Treatment Plus Counseling

Ohio Comprehensive Treatment Centers believe that in order for lasting recovery to occur, patients must receive support and treatment for both the emotional and physical aspects of their addiction. Our medication-assisted treatment provides relief from the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal, giving patients the mental clarity that is needed in order to focus on treatment. At Ohio Comprehensive Treatment Centers, patients can participate in various therapeutic interventions, including individual therapy and group therapy. In individual therapy sessions, patients work one-on-one with a highly qualified counselor to determine and treat the underlying causes of their addictive behaviors. Patients are also able to address any questions or issues that may arise while in treatment. Group therapy sessions are led by a counselor and offer a setting where patients facing similar challenges can support and encourage one another. Both individual and group therapy sessions promote open and honest communication as a way to progress towards recovery.

How You Can Be Successful in a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program: While methadone can be a powerful tool in the treatment of opioid addiction, patients must understand that true recovery requires time, effort, and dedication. Working closely with our compassionate team of nurses, counselors, and physicians, patients can develop a customized treatment plan that encompasses their unique goals and requirements.

How to Support Your Loved One During Medication-Assisted Treatment: An addiction to opioids affects more than just the addicted individual. So while your focus may be on your loved one who is in treatment, you must also make sure to take care of yourself. Ohio Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer family therapy, individual therapy, and support groups for the friends and family members of our patients. These sessions can provide you with tools and education that will assist you in helping your loved one throughout their recovery journey.

The Side Effects of Methadone

The following side effects have been reported by individuals who are prescribed methadone:

  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Exhaustion or fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Slowed breathing
  • Skin rashes