What is Suboxone Treatment?
Often referred to as an "office based" treatment, Suboxone is an opioid approved for the treatment of opioid dependence, dispensed by a physician and taken in the office or at home just like any other medication. Patients are evaluated and treated on regularly scheduled office visits rather than in a hospital or clinic setting. The patient is completely responsible for filling their Suboxone prescription themselves at any local pharmacy and taking the medication accordingly. Getting stabilized on Suboxone only takes a few days. After a patient is stable on the Suboxone, they usually visit their physician once per month.
Patients are encouraged to seek a substance abuse therapist who can help them through the problems in their life. They can choose the therapist of their choice. Suboxone is taken under the tongue and most patients don't have problems with the medication.
The generic name for this medication is Buprenorphine. There is hope for breaking the addiction of opioids. Suboxone is used for long-term treatment (preferred). Some patients use Suboxone treatment as a way to detox off opioids.