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 North West Wisconsin 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 North West Wisconsin 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

Subutex (Buprenorphine) Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if Subutex is right for me?

Approved for the treatment of opioid addiction by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Subutex is a safe treatment option prescribed to individuals at North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center. When taken as prescribed, Subutex provides patients with relief from the physical discomforts that often take place during the process of withdrawal. In addition to alleviating the physical symptoms of withdrawal, Subutex also eliminates cravings for continued opioid use. There are multiple medications that can be prescribed within treatment at North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center, which is why patients who are interested in Subutex should work closely with their treatment provider to confirm that the use of this medication is the appropriate fit with their individual treatment needs.

Can I become addicted to Subutex?

Because buprenorphine is Subutex’s active ingredient, which has addictive properties, there is a risk for addiction when taking this medication. However, when Subutex is taken as prescribed within a licensed treatment center such as North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center, the use of this medication is extremely safe and the likelihood of addiction is minimal.

Will Subutex show up on a drug screening?

The use of Subutex will not cause individuals to test positive on a drug screen as a specific test is required to detect the presence of buprenorphine within a person’s system. Patients who are prescribed Subutex should refrain from using opioids and illegal substances, as these will cause a positive result to take place.

How long will I need to be on Subutex?

The length of time that an individual will utilize Subutex for will be dependent upon his or her unique treatment needs. While some patients may remain on this medication short-term, others may utilize it for a longer period of time. By working closely with your treatment provider, you will be able to determine the length of time that Subutex will positively benefit you for.

Does Subutex interact with other drugs or medications?

The use of Subutex can cause moderate to severe side effects when combined with other prescriptions and substances. Because of this, patients should openly communicate the use of any other prescriptions, substances, and/or over-the-counter medications with their treatment provider prior to incorporating Subutex into their treatment plan to avoid experiencing any potentially dangerous side effects. Individuals who are prescribed this mediation should refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs during the course of treatment due to the adverse effects that can also take place.

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

Patients who no longer wish to take Subutex should follow the guidelines put in place by their treatment provider in order to safely wean off of their medication. Should the use of Subutex suddenly cease, individuals are at an increased risk for experiencing the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Once all traces of Subutex have exited a person’s system, individuals can then either remain opioid-free without the assistance of medication or transition onto a different medication.

What is the cost of Subutex treatment?

The treatment provided through North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center is highly customized to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. Because of this, the final cost of care can vary based upon the care that is received by each of our patients. To learn more about Subutex, the other treatment options available, and the final cost of care pending your individual needs, please contact our intake team today. We look forward to assisting you in safely breaking free from the dangerous cycle of opioid addiction.