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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Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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

How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Subutex is a treatment option for individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids like heroin, morphine, or prescription painkillers. When taken as directed under the supervision of a trained medical professional, Subutex is a safe and effective treatment option. Patients who are prescribed Subutex will experience a decrease in physical symptoms of withdrawal while also experiencing relief from cravings for additional opioid use.

By working closely with your treatment provider, you can determine if Subutex is the appropriate medication for you based on your individual treatment needs and goals.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Subutex utilizes buprenorphine as its active component which carries addictive properties along with its use. However, when taken as directed and under the guidance of a trained medical professional, the risk of becoming addicted to buprenorphine is extremely low.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

Subutex will not show up on a standard drug screen as a specific test is required in order to detect buprenorphine in the system. Other opioids, however, will show up on a drug panel should a patient attempt to abuse opioids during the course of treatment.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time for which a patient will use Subutex will be dependent upon his or her individual treatment needs. While some patients will only utilize Subutex for a short period of time, others many remain on it long-term. By working closely with your treatment provider, you will be able to determine how long Subutex will be of benefit to you.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

Since Subutex can cause negative interactions when taken with other medications, it is important to openly discuss the use of other prescription medications, recreational substances, and over-the-counter medications with your physician prior to incorporating Subutex into your treatment plan. Patients who are prescribed Subutex should avoid other opioids, substances, and alcohol during the course of treatment due to the extremely dangerous effects that can take place.

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

If a patient wishes to cease use of Subutex, he or she should work closely with his or her physician in order to safely wean off of the medication to avoid experiencing symptoms of withdrawal. It is common for patients to begin their treatment on Subutex but later transition onto Suboxone for long-term treatment maintenance. By working closely with your treatment team, you will be able to determine the appropriate course of action based on your individual needs.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment provided by Anchorage Treatment Solutions is customized to meet the requirements of each individual patient who walks through our doors. Our team of physicians, nurses, and counselors work alongside patients in order to develop a treatment plan that will successfully help them progress towards lasting recovery. To learn more about the treatment that we offer, as well as the final cost of care, please contact Anchorage Treatment Solutions today.