What is Suboxone?
A discrete, sublingual film that is placed under the tongue. It’s designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Suboxone can also be used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. More Information.
Signs & Symptoms
Pain pill abuse
Opioids are used longer than intended
Unsuccessful attempts to decrease amount taken
Large amount of time spent obtaining the drug
Abandonment of important activities
Distancing oneself from family or friends
Why Choose Suboxone?
It can be used for Opiate addiction.
We have also found that Suboxone can be used to control and treat pain.
We have found that Suboxone treatment is a better alternative than Methadone. Patients have had more success in beating opiate addiction with Suboxone.
One of our physicians will conduct a comprehensive substance dependence assessment, an observational exam, and also a mental status evaluation. He will cover all side effects and aspects of SUBOXONE, both good and bad. Treatment expectations and issues involved with the program will be discussed and any questions will be answered.
The patient will be converted from their current opioid (heroin, methadone, or prescription painkillers) onto SUBOXONE. At the time of induction, the patient will be asked to provide a urine sample to confirm the presence of all opioids and any other drugs. The patient must arrive for the first visit experiencing mild to moderate opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Every individual has different tolerances and reactions to SUBOXONE, therefore several appointments may have to be scheduled in the beginning stages and medications adjusted until withdrawal symptoms or cravings are no longer experienced. Urine drug screening is typically required for all patients at each visit during this beginning phase of treatment.
Intake and Induction may both occur at the first visit, depending on your needs and the doctor's evaluation.
Once the appropriate dose of SUBOXONE has been established for the patient, they will stay at this dose until steady blood levels are achieved and the patient can function normally. A physician and the patient will discuss treatment options from this point forward.
Treatment compliance by the patient as well as patient progress will be monitored. Participation in some form of behavioral counseling (Counselor, NA, Church) is strongly recommended to ensure the best chance of the treatments success. Some patients may need bi-weekly appointments, however; if treatment and progress are going well and goals are being met, then monthly visits will typically be considered sufficient. This phase of treatment can last anywhere from weeks to years. The length of the treatment is determined both by the patient and the physician.
As treatment progresses, the doctor and patient may decide that supervised withdrawal is an appropriate option. During this phase, the physician will gradually taper your SUBOXONE dose over time, making sure that the patient does not experience any withdrawal symptoms or cravings. Our team of physicians have had tremendous success and years of experience helping patients eliminate drug abuse and opioid addiction. We can and will assist you or a loved one on the “Path to Wellness”.
Scheduling an appointment is easy and we will do our best to cater to your needs. Our fees are $150/month and the initial induction (First Visit) is $150. We do not accept insurance, but we do process the Prior Authorizations for insurance to pay for the patients Suboxone.