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 Anchorage 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Anchorage Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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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Methadone Frequently Asked Questions

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Proudly serving the Anchorage, Alaska community, our methadone clinic provides adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

How do I know if Methadone is right for me?

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), methadone provides individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids with relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Prescribed within medication-assisted treatment programs, methadone is a safe and effective option for individuals who are battling addictions to heroin, prescription painkillers, and/or morphine. Methadone will not cause patients to experience the same euphoric high that they would typically experience while taking opioids, which allows them to progress in treatment with a clear mind.

By discussing this form of treatment with your healthcare provider, you can determine if incorporating methadone into your treatment plan is the appropriate route to take. Since there are other medication options available within Anchorage Treatment Solutions’ medication-assisted treatment program, it is important to be prescribed the medication that meets your individual needs.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

Since methadone is a controlled substance, there is a risk for abuse and dependency. However, when taken as instructed under the supervision of a medical professional within a medication-assisted treatment program, the risk for abuse is extremely low. The dedicated team of professionals at Anchorage Treatment Solutions closely monitors the prescribing and administration of methadone in order to minimize the risk for abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

While the abuse of opioids and other substances will produce a positive result on a drug screen, the use of methadone will not. A specific test is required in order to detect the presence of methadone within the system.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

The length of time during which a patient will remain on methadone for will vary based on the individual needs of each patient. While some individuals will only utilize methadone for a short period of time, other patients may continue using methadone long-term. By discussing your specific needs with your physician, you will be able to determine the appropriate length of time that methadone will be of benefit to you.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Because dangerous adverse reactions can take place when methadone is combined with other prescriptions, substances, or over-the-counter medications, it is important to openly discuss the use of other drugs with your physician prior to incorporating methadone into your treatment plan. It is also important that patients refrain from using opioids, other illegal substances, and alcohol while taking methadone due to the dangerous side effects that can take place.

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

Simply because a patient begins treatment on methadone, it does not mean that he or she will be required to continue taking it long-term. Since uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms can take place if the use of methadone abruptly ceases, it is important for patients to work closely with their physician in order to safely wean off of their medication should they no longer wish to take methadone. By working closely with your treatment provider, you will be able to determine if switching to a different medication or continuing through treatment without medication is the right choice for you.

What is the cost of Methadone treatment?

The treatment provided through Anchorage Treatment Solutions is customized to meet the needs of each individual patient. Because the medications that are prescribed, the services that are utilized, and the method of payment that is used can differ between patients, the final cost of care can fluctuate as well.

If you or someone you love would like to learn more about the treatment options available, please contact Anchorage Treatment Solutions today. We are here to help you achieve a life free from the dangers of addiction.