Suboxone

Suboxone is a long-acting opiate replacement medication used to safely and effectively alleviate withdrawal symptoms, reduce or prevent physiological cravings for opiates, and allows for normalization of your daily functioning. Suboxone is a combination of two medications, buprenorphine and naloxone, and is also known by other brand names - Zubsolv and Bunavail. Buprenorphine also comes as a stand-alone medication called Subutex.

Is Suboxone Treatment Right for You?

Suboxone treatment can help stabilize and improve your health and can move you toward getting the care you need.

  • Have you been through detoxification and found you couldn't feel normal?
    You can regain a sense of normalcy with Suboxone treatment.
  • Have you been using opioids, but canít seem to stop?
    Suboxone can help you quit using those drugs and focus on your life.
  • Are you wanting help with your addiction to opiates, but are unable to come in to our office frequently for medication dosing?
    The Suboxone treatment program is a less structured program when compared to our methadone maintenance program. The Suboxone prescription will be called in to your pharmacy for you to pick up and you wonít need to come to the office for daily medication dosing. This program, however, does require a much higher level of personal responsibility to manage your medication and keep it from loss or theft.

What to expect in our Suboxone treatment program

  • When you arrive, you will be asked to fill out a medical history questionnaire.
  • You will then meet with one of our counselors at which time you can discuss goals and expectations that you may have.
  • Our nurse will then collect a detailed medical history, obtain your vital signs, and collect blood and urine samples for screening.
  • You will then meet with one of our physicians for further history and a physical exam. - Once you are deemed appropriate and safe for treatment, your prescription will be called in to the pharmacy of your choosing.
  • We try our best to make this a seamless and efficient process. You should plan to spend about 1-3 hours at our office on your first day.
  • You will be scheduled for a follow up visit to assess medication adherence, efficacy, and safety typically in about 1 week. Subsequent visits will be scheduled at various intervals on a case by case basis.