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 Salem 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 Salem 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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Vivitrol Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Vivitrol is right for me?

Prescribed to individuals who are struggling with addictions to opioids, Vivitrol is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medication that eliminates the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Administered once monthly via injection, Vivitrol assists patients who are unable to break free from the dangerous cycle of opioid abuse. Patients who are still using opioids or those who are currently pregnant are unable to take Vivitrol due to the dangerous side effects that can take place.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to opioids and would benefit from the use of Vivitrol, please consult with your physician in order to determine if the use of this mediation will meet your or your loved one’s unique treatment needs.

Can I become addicted to Vivitrol?

It is extremely unlikely that an individual will become addicted to Vivitrol as this medication is administered in a controlled manner under the guidance of a medical professional. In addition, Vivitrol is a non-opioid which lowers the risk of abuse.

Will Vivitrol show up on a drug screening?

Patients who are required to complete a drug screen while taking Vivitrol will not test positive. However, the use of other opioids and illicit substances will cause patients to receive a positive result should a drug screen be given during the course of treatment.

How long will I need to be on Vivitrol?

Although Vivitrol has been approved safe for both short- and long-term use, patients who begin treatment on this medication will not be required to remain on it for the rest of their lives. Many physicians will suggest that patients receive Vivitrol for at least twelve months while simultaneously receiving therapeutic services. Patients who are contemplating using Vivitrol should first consult with their treatment provider in order to determine if this medication is the appropriate fit based upon their treatment needs.

Does Vivitrol interact with other drugs or medications?

Like other medications, Vivitrol can interact with other medications and substances when they are taken at the same time. Because of this, patients should refrain from using any over-the-counter medications, prescriptions, or herbal supplements until they consult with their physician regarding any side effects that may take place. Patients are also advised to refrain from consuming opioids and alcohol when receiving Vivitrol injections.

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

Because Vivitrol will remain in a person’s system for one month after injection, patients are unable to abruptly cease use or transition onto a different medication until Vivitrol is completely out of their system. Patients should work closely with their physician in order to safely transition onto a new medication if it is necessary or desired.

What is the cost for Vivitrol treatment?

The treatment available through Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center is highly customized to meet the needs of each individual patient. Because of this, the final cost of care can vary between patients. To learn more about the treatment available at Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact us today.