Suboxone is the popular brand name for the drug buprenorphine, combined with naloxone. There are other brand names of this as well: Zubsolv and Bunavail are just two. Your healthcare provider will decide which medication is right for you.

Buprenorphine is a weak opioid medication, combined with naloxone to prevent abuse. It rearranges the same part of the brain that heroin and pain pills do, making withdrawal controllable and making you feel better after you quit opioids.

Suboxone is prescribed by physicians and nurse practitioners who have gone through a process called a DEA waiver.  That means they have gone through the extra steps of getting educated on Suboxone and the requirements for prescribing and testing required to prescribe it for patients with addictions.  In addition, there are requirements of follow -up and control and monitoring required of both the provider and the addicted person.

The first phase of the withdrawal process is done in a different setting that has all the processes and staff in place for recovery and more intensive monitoring.  The second phase of maintenance can be done with our providers in our office.

Suboxone is regulated by the DEA, and prescribers must have a waiver to prescribe it. This step allows for a more controlled prescribing and better monitoring of the process

The opioid crisis is real and needs to be contained.  Having Suboxone more avail for treatment of opioid addiction can save many many lives.  Educating more people on the possibilities of treatment with Suboxone can only benefit more patients

The initial phase of withdrawal and recovery has to be in a facility licensed  for rehab and detox.  The secondary phase or maintenance can be done in a providers office

Yes, part of the process is that you have to go to counseling or therapy.  This Medication Assisted Treatment ( MAT) requires that the patient must undergo some form of  therapy in combination with the Medications