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 Claymont 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 Claymont 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), methadone is a prescription medication given to individuals struggling with addictions to opioids. Extensive research has confirmed methadone’s safety and effectiveness in treating addictions to opioids such as morphine, heroin, and prescription painkillers. When utilized within a comprehensive treatment program, methadone works by providing patients with relief from opioid cravings while also lowering the symptoms that are often associated with withdrawal.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to opioids, please contact Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center today to learn more about our medication-assisted treatment program and how methadone can help you defeat your addiction to opioids. However, since there are other medications available within our program, it is important for patients to learn about all treatment options prior to beginning treatment to ensure the most appropriate medication is utilized.

Can I become addicted to methadone?

Since methadone is a controlled substance, there is a possibility of becoming addicted to it. However, when utilized within a medication-assisted treatment program under the supervision of a medical professional, the chances of abuse and dependency are minimized. Since medication-assisted treatment requires that patients receive their methadone at the center where treatment is being provided, dosages are controlled which additionally minimizes the risk for abuse.

Will methadone show up on a drug screening?

Methadone will not cause patients to test positive should a drug screen be required during treatment, as a specific type of drug test is required in order to detect methadone within a person’s system. However, a positive result will take place should an individual use opioids or other substances.

How long will I need to be on methadone?

The length of time in which a patient continues methadone will vary pending the specific needs and treatment requirements of each individual patient. While some patients will only remain on methadone for a short period of time, others may continue long-term. If you or someone you love is considering utilizing methadone within a medication-assisted treatment program, it is important to speak with your physician regarding the length of time in which you would remain on methadone for in order to gain a better understanding of your personalized treatment plan.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Since methadone does interact with other medications, it is important to speak with your physician prior to incorporating methadone into your treatment in order to discuss any medications that are being taken to avoid adverse side effects from taking place. It is also important for patients to understand that the use of opioids, other drugs, and alcohol are not recommended while taking methadone due to the dangerous side effects that can occur.

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

While some patients continue taking methadone long-term, others will only utilize the prescription for a short period of time. Since patients can experience withdrawal symptoms if the use of methadone suddenly ceases, it is important for individuals to work with their treatment team in order to safely wean off of the medication to avoid any harmful and uncomfortable side effects from taking place. Should an individual wish to switch medications during treatment, Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center’s highly trained medical team can work with patients to safely transition onto a different medication or treatment option to ensure a positive treatment outcome.

What is the cost for methadone treatment?

Since treatment at Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center varies patient to patient, the cost of treatment will vary as well. The medication prescribed, other services utilized, as well as the method of payment used can all cause the final cost of treatment to fluctuate between patients.

If you or someone you love is interested in learning more about methadone, as well as the other treatment options available through Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact our dedicated team today.