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 Kelso Treatment Solutions 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.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Kelso Treatment Solutions.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • 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.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • 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?

Methadone is a medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is prescribed to individuals who are battling an addiction to opioids. When prescribed, patients will experience relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal while also experiencing an elimination of cravings for continued opioid use. Once patients no longer experience the discomforts of withdrawal, they are able to focus on their recovery with a clear mind. Since methadone does not cause patients to experience feelings of euphoria, patients can play an active role in daily activities and treatment services without impairment.

There are multiple medications used in the treatment programming provided by Kelso Treatment Solutions. For this reason, patients will work closely with their treatment provider in order to determine the appropriate medication for their unique treatment requirements.

Can I become addicted to Methadone?

Since methadone does contain addictive properties, there is a risk for addiction when taking this medication. However, when methadone is taken as prescribed under the close guidance of a trained medical professional, the risk for addiction is minimal. Kelso Treatment Solutions works closely with patients to monitor the prescribing and administering of all medications to ensure each patient’s safety during the course of treatment.

Will Methadone show up on a drug screening?

The use of methadone will not cause a patient to test positively on a standard drug screening, as a specific test is required in order to detect the presence of methadone.

How long will I need to be on Methadone?

Methadone is clinically proven to be safe for both short- and long-term use. For this reason, patients are able to remain on this medication as long as is necessary to ensure that their treatment needs are met. By working with their treatment provider, patients are able to determine the length of time that using methadone will benefit them and their treatment progress.

Does Methadone interact with other drugs or medications?

Methadone can negatively interact with other substances. For this reason, patients should notify their treatment provider of any substances (over-the-counter medications, and/or prescriptions) that they are taking prior to incorporating methadone into their treatment plan. Opioids and/or alcohol should not be consumed during the course of treatment due to the dangerous effects that can take place when combined with methadone.

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

Should a patient no longer wish to remain on methadone, he or she should work closely with their treatment provider in order to safely taper off of this medication. Patients who abruptly cease using methadone often experience painful withdrawal symptoms. Once all traces of methadone are no longer in a patient’s system, he or she can either remain opioid-free without the assistance of methadone, or transition to a different prescription. By working closely with their treatment provider, patients can determine the appropriate next steps based upon their individual needs.

What is the cost for Methadone treatment?

The treatment options available at Kelso Treatment Solutions are highly customized to fit each patient’s unique needs. Therefore, the medications and therapeutic interventions that are utilized will vary, thus impacting the cost of care.

To learn more about methadone, as well as the other treatment options that we offer, please contact Kelso Treatment Solutions today. Our compassionate team of medical experts is here to provide you or someone that you love with the treatment that is necessary to safely return to a life without addiction.