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 Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Maine 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 Maine.

  • 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

Suboxone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?

Suboxone is prescribed to individuals who are struggling with addictions to opioids. The use of this medication provides patients with relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal while keeping cravings for continued opioid use at bay. Suboxone affords patients the mental clarity that is required in order to productively play a role in their recovery as well as to take part in daily activities without impairment. When taken as prescribed, the use of Suboxone is extremely safe. Individuals who are interested in incorporating the use of Suboxone into their treatment plans should first discuss their individual treatment requirements and goals with their treatment provider to ensure that Suboxone is the appropriate fit based upon their unique needs. Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine offers several prescription medications that can safely be incorporated into a patient’s plan of treatment, which is why finding the appropriate fit is imperative to the success of a patient’s treatment.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Suboxone consists of buprenorphine and naloxone as its active ingredients, which do carry addictive properties along with their use. When Suboxone is taken as prescribed and under the close supervision of trained professionals, use of this medication is extremely safe and the risk for addiction is minimal. Buprenorphine interacts with the same receptors in the brain that are typically activated by the use of opioids, but without causing patients to experience the same feelings of euphoria. Instead, patients are given the opportunity to successfully progress in treatment due to the mental clarity and relief from physical withdrawal symptoms that Suboxone provides patients with.

Will Suboxone show up on a drug screening?

Patients who are required to complete a drug screen while taking Suboxone will not test positive, as a specific test is required in order to detect the presence of buprenorphine within a person’s system. The use of Suboxone is legal as long as it is accompanied by a prescription from a licensed treatment center.

How long will I need to be on Suboxone?

The length of time that patients will remain on Suboxone for can vary patient-to-patient. The use of Suboxone is clinically proven safe for long-term use, which allows individuals to remain on this medication as long as their treatment provider deems appropriate. Patients should work closely with their treatment team in order to determine the length of time in which Suboxone will benefit them and their treatment goals.

Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?

Suboxone can negatively interact with other medications and substances, which is why patients should refrain from using any prescriptions, substances, and/or over-the-counter medications until checking with their treatment provider. Individuals who are prescribed Suboxone should avoid taking opium, heroin, codeine, hydrocodone, and/or alcohol during the course of treatment due to the extremely dangerous side effects that can occur when combined with Suboxone.

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

Patients who no longer wish to remain on Suboxone should work closely with their treatment provider to gradually wean off of their medication. Individuals who abruptly cease their use of Suboxone are at an increased risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms, which can be extremely painful. Once Suboxone is no longer in a person’s system, an individual can then either transition onto a different medication or remain opioid-free without the assonance of medications. Patients should work closely with their treatment team in order to determine the appropriate route to take based upon their unique goals and requirements.

What is the cost of Suboxone treatment?

The treatment available through Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine is highly customized to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. Because of this, the final cost of care can vary between patients. To learn more about treatment costs based upon your individual requirements, please contact a member of our intake team today. The dedicated teams of professionals at Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine are here to assist you or someone that you love in safely returning to a life free from addiction.