What is Suboxone Treatment?

Often referred to as an "office-based" treatment, Suboxone® is a medication that includes buprenorphine with naloxone, an opioid antagonist that blocks opioid receptors. This medication is approved for the treatment of opioid dependence, dispensed by a physician and taken in the office or at home just like any other medication. You will be evaluated and treated during regularly scheduled office visits rather than in a hospital or clinic setting.

Suboxone is used as a long-term treatment (preferred) of opioid use disorder. Stabilization only takes a few days, and then you will usually visit a physician once a month. Suboxone is taken under the tongue, and most people don't experience problems with the medication. Some people use Suboxone treatment as a way to safely and effectively detox off opioids.

While taking Suboxone, you are encouraged to engage with a therapist, who can help manage any barriers or issues you may be dealing with in your life. You can choose the therapist of your choice.

There is hope for breaking the addiction of opioids. For questions or additional information, call 8  932-9375.

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