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 Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center 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 Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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

Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Subutex is a safe treatment option for individuals who are struggling with addictions to opioids. When taken as directed, Subutex eliminates cravings for continued opioid use while reducing the physical symptoms of withdrawal. By consulting with your treatment provider, you will be able to determine if Subutex is the appropriate treatment option based upon your unique treatment requirements. There are several prescription medication options for patients to incorporate into their treatment at Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center, which is why finding the correct fit is important.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Subutex consists of buprenorphine as its active component, which carries addictive properties along with its use. Because of this, there is a risk for addiction when taking this medication. However, when patients take Subutex as directed and under the guidance of a trained medical professional within a licensed treatment center, such as Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center, the risk for addiction is extremely low.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

Because a specific test is required in order to detect the presence of buprenorphine within a person’s system, patients who are required to complete a standard drug screen while taking Subutex will not test positive. Patients should be reminded that the use of other opioids and illegal substances would cause a positive result to take place on any drug screen that is taken.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time that an individual remains on Subutex will be dependent upon his or her individual treatment requirements. While some patients will utilize this medication long-term, others will only remain on it for a short period of time. By working closely with your treatment provider, you will be able to determine the length of time that Subutex will benefit you.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Mild to severe side effects can take place when Subutex is taken with other substances, prescriptions, and/or over-the-counter medications. Because of this, patients should notify their treatment provider of any other substances that they are taking prior to incorporating Subutex into their treatment plan. Individuals who are prescribed this medication should refrain from using alcohol and/or any recreational drugs during the course of treatment due to the extremely dangerous side effects that can take place.

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

Individuals who no longer wish to remain on Subutex should work closely with their treatment provider in order to safely wean off of their medication. Patients who abruptly stop using this medication may experience the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal. However, after tapering off of Subutex and once this medication is completely out of a patient’s system, he or she can then determine if transitioning onto a different medication or remaining medication-free the best route to take is based upon that individual’s treatment needs.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center provides patients with highly individualized care based upon their unique treatment requirements. Because the treatment provided is tailored to individual patients needs, the final cost of care can fluctuate between patients. To learn more about the treatment available through Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center, as well as the cost of care based upon your personal treatment requirements, please contact us today. Our team of intake experts is here to assist you in taking the first steps towards a recovered future.