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

Methadone Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Methadone is right for me?

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of opioid addiction, methadone is a safe and effective treatment option for individuals who are struggling with addictions to prescription painkillers and/or heroin. Because methadone will not cause patients to experience the same euphoric high that opioids elicit, individuals who are prescribed this medication are able to take part in daily activities, such as work, driving, and school, in a focused and productive manner.

Individuals who are considering utilizing methadone should first consult with their treatment provider to determine if this medication is the appropriate fit based upon their unique needs. Because there are multiple treatment options available, patients should work closely with their physicians to ensure that the appropriate medication is prescribed.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

Methadone is a controlled substance which carries the risk for abuse along with it. However, when this medication is taken as directed and under the guidance of a trained medical professional within a licensed treatment center, the risk for abuse is extremely low. The dedicated team of medical professionals at Western Michigan Comprehensive Treatment Center works closely with patients to monitor the administration of methadone in order to minimize the risk for abuse.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

The use of methadone will not cause patients to test positive on a drug screen, as a specific test is required in order to detect the presence of methadone within a person’s system. However, patients who attempt to abuse opioids or other drugs during treatment will test positive on a drug screen.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

The length of time that a patient remains on methadone will be dependent upon his or her unique treatment requirements. The use of methadone is approved safe for long-term maintenance, which allows patients to remain on this medication for as long as they need. By working closely with your treatment provider, you will be able to determine the length of time that this medication will benefit you for during your recovery.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Methadone can negatively interact with other prescriptions, substances, and over-the-counter medications. Due to the potentially dangerous interactions that can take place, patients should openly discuss the use of other substances with their physician prior to incorporating methadone into their treatment plan. Individuals who are prescribed methadone should refrain from using opioids, alcohol, and/or other illegal substances during the course of treatment 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?

Patients who begin treatment on methadone are not required to remain on it long-term. Because uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal can take place if the use of methadone suddenly ceases, individuals who wish to no longer use methadone should work closely with their treatment providers in order to safely wean off of this medication. Once methadone is no longer in a patient’s system, he or she can either transition onto a different medication or remain medication-free. These decisions should be made by working closely with your team of treatment providers in order to determine the appropriate route to take based upon your unique treatment needs and goals.

What is the cost for Methadone treatment?

The treatment provided by Western Michigan Comprehensive Treatment Center is customized to meet the unique needs of each individual who seeks our assistance in breaking free from the dangerous cycle of addiction. The medications that are prescribed, the services that are utilized, and the method of payment that is used can cause the final cost of care to vary.

To learn more about the cost of care based upon your individual treatment requirements, as well as to learn more about the treatment we offer, please contact the intake team at Western Michigan Comprehensive Treatment Center today. We are here to assist you in achieving the recovered life that you deserve to be living.