Suboxone is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of opioid addiction. Precise combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders.
What Is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine (an opioid medication) and naloxone (a medication that blocks the effects of opioid medication) that is used to treat opioid addiction, including addiction to heroin and narcotic painkillers. Suboxone can be safe and effective in treating these addictions. Suboxone is used as a component of another form of treatment, such as inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment programs that focus on the underlying causes of addiction and reduce the risk of relapse.
What Can I expect?
If your provider decides that Suboxone is an appropriate treatment plan for you, your plan may look like the following.
Induction—you begin your treatment (or restart it if you’ve relapsed) under the supervision of a healthcare provider. For your first dose, you must be in a moderate state of withdrawal. You work with your healthcare provider to reach a dose of SUBOXONE Film that works for you.
Maintenance—Your healthcare provider will help you to transition to the maintenance phase of treatment when you:
Are no longer experiencing withdrawal symptoms
Have minimal to no side effects
Do not have uncontrollable cravings
In the maintenance phase, you may be taking your medication regularly as prescribed. You should comply with all of the elements in your treatment plan including responsibly handling the medication, staying free from illicit drug use, and seeking counseling and/or psychosocial support.
Medical taper—The decision to discontinue therapy with SUBOXONE Film after a period of maintenance should be made as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. It is important that you work with your doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant to determine when the time is right to slowly lower your dose, taking care to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Throughout treatment, you should discuss any concerns you have about relapse with your healthcare provider.
Precise and it's addiction team has specific regulations that must be followed in the program. Your provider will go over those rules and regulations.
There are limited spaces available for Suboxone patients. For more information, please call (601) 420-5810 or submit a request for an appointment below.