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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Portland CTC Cluster 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Portland CTC Cluster.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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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Vivitrol Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Vivitrol is right for me?

Vivitrol, a safe option for opioid addiction treatment, is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medication that is administered through injection once monthly. This medication is effective in preventing relapse once an individual has stopped his or her use of or detoxed from opioids such as morphine, heroin, or prescription pain medications. If an individual is continuing to use opioids or is still battling with withdrawal symptoms once use has stopped, he or she will not be prescribed Vivitrol. In addition, some people are allergic to naltrexone, the primary ingredient in Vivitrol, and will not be eligible to receive this medication in order to avoid adverse effects.

If you or someone you care about is looking into obtaining medication assisted treatment that includes the use of Vivitrol to end opioid dependency, it is critical to have a discussion with a provider to ensure that Vivitrol is the best suited treatment option for you or your loved one.

Can I become addicted to Vivitrol?

It is highly unlikely that you will become addicted to Vivitrol, as this medication is non-addictive, highly controlled, and a non-opioid substance. Individuals can only obtain Vivitrol through a medical professional, which makes acquiring this medication for recreational purposes incredibly difficult. In addition, it is a medical professional who monitors the progress of those who are using Vivitrol, which also decreases the potential for abuse.

Will Vivitrol show up on a drug screening?

Like other medications used within medication assisted treatment programs, Vivitrol will not be detected on a standard drug screening test. There are drug tests that are designed to detect the presence of Vivitrol, however most centers that provide drug tests do not carry them. Keep in mind that even though Vivitrol will not show up on an average drug screen, opioids or other drugs will.

How long will I need to be on Vivitrol?

The period of time that you will remain on Vivitrol will depend on your own individual treatment needs. Some individuals stay on Vivitrol for a few months, while others take it for longer. Most medical professionals will recommend planning to stay on Vivitrol for at least one full year. Vivitrol is approved for both short- and long-term use.

When talking about Vivitrol as a part of your treatment plan, discuss with your physician the potential length of time that you might be on Vivitrol before you begin receiving injections.

Does Vivitrol interact with other drugs or medications?

Vivitrol possesses the potential to interact negatively with other medications or substances. It is encouraged that while taking Vivitrol you must abstain from the use of opioids or alcohol, as these combinations can be dangerous. In addition, if you are taking Vivitrol within a medication assisted treatment program, be sure to disclose all of your prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, and vitamins to your physician before starting Vivitrol so the risk of adverse interactions is eliminated.

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

When you receive Vivitrol, it will stay in your system for one full month. Since this medication is extended-release, it is challenging to suddenly stop using it and/or switch to another medication. If you are interested in doing so, you must speak with your physician first.

What is the cost for Vivitrol treatment?

At Portland Comprehensive Treatment Centers, the cost of care that includes the use of Vivitrol can vary from patient to patient. To find out how much you might pay for Vivitrol injections and additional services, please contact one of our friendly intake specialists.