Addiction Treatment and Counseling

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Suboxone, is it Right for You?

Suboxone Under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000, Buprenorphine was the first opioid dependence medication that could be prescribed in a doctor’s office and taken at home. As part of a treatment plan that includes behavioral therapy and support, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) has helped millions of people take steps to rebuild their lives. Suboxone film is one of the newest forms of medication that is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone for the treatment of opioid addiction and it has many advantageous qualities. Here is a quick list:

  • Newer, safe and effective medicine for opioid addiction.
  • Can be taken in the comfort of your own home. No need for daily visits to the clinic.
  • Less likely to abuse. Cannot crush, snort, breakdown or inject.
  • Prevents illicit drug usage during treatment by eliminating euphoria.
  • Less potential for dependence to, and withdrawal from, the medicine.
  • Patients describe as tasting better than Suboxone tablets.
  • Covered by most insurance carriers.
  • Great to transition from methadone.
  • Can be taken in the comfort of your own home. No need for daily visits to the clinic.
  • Individually packaged for accountability and convenience.

Frequently asked questions about taking SUBOXONE Film:

Q: What is the goal of treatment?

The goal of all treatments for opioid dependence is to enable individuals to manage their condition. Each person’s case is different, and the doctor who treats your dependence should work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your specific needs.

Q: Am I just substituting one drug for another?

Medicine can be an important part of a plan to manage the short and the long-term effects of opioid dependence. Typically, the changes that cause opioid dependence will not be corrected right away, even though the misuse of opioids has stopped. In fact, these changes can trigger cravings months and even years after a patient has stopped misusing opioids.

Using medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid dependence is much like using medication for other chronic illnesses, such as asthma or heart disease. Buprenorphine products such as SUBOXONE Film—along with a complete treatment plan that includes behavioral counseling and psychosocial support—can help patients stay in treatment by suppressing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings.

Q: How does opioid dependence compare with other long-term (chronic) conditions?

As a long-term medical condition, opioid dependence has some things in common with illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease:

  • It can be successfully managed, but not “cured”
  • Both medication and changes in behavior can be helpful
  • This chronic (not curable but manageable) disease can sometimes run in families
  • People can have periods when they are symptom-free as well as periods when they are symptomatic

*To see a full list of frequently asked questions feel free to visit our FAQ page here.

Treatment is discreet, effective, and confidential. For many patients, traditional “rehab” isn’t an option. With Medically Assisted Treatment using SUBOXONE Film, you can be treated for opioid dependence with a prescription from one of the nearly 13,000 actively treating physicians around the country. Get the treatment you need in your doctor’s office and your own home, with fewer interruptions to your life.