What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a medication for the treatment of addiction to opiate painkillers and street opiate drugs including heroin. The primary active ingredient in Suboxone is buprenorphine.
Benefits of Suboxone
- Milder withdrawal and detoxification process.
- Long lasting. Once maintained, the frequency of prescription is determined by the physician and can vary from weekly to monthly, depending on the patient’s needs.
- Safer than traditional prescription opiates; Suboxone alone is unlikely to result in an overdose.
- Reduced health risks, especially for those currently injecting drugs.
- Treats withdrawal and cravings, and blocks effect of other opiates so patients can fully participate in their recovery process.
- Greater program flexibility compared to traditional requirements of methadone treatment programs.
The Suboxone Treatment Program team consists of medical doctors, therapist, Social Workers whom all have expertise in dealing with opioid dependence and the transition to Suboxone. The team provides support for patients throughout all phases of treatment. The program uses state-of-the-art comprehensive program specializing in medically necessary Evidenced Based best practices.
Personalized use of Suboxone for several types of patients, including those requiring:
- Detoxification from opiate dependence
- Maintenance medication for opiate addiction
- Residential-inpatient care
Is Suboxone Right for Me
Suboxone is an appropriate treatment for those dependent on opiates, either illicit heroin, methadone or prescription drugs.
Referrals can be made by healthcare professionals, including psychiatrists, internists, nurses, psychotherapists, and addiction specialists. Potential patients can also call the program directly and schedule an evaluation.
Patients will be:
- Inducted onto Suboxone.
- Stabilized on Suboxone.
- Referred to their providers, or assisted in finding one for ancillary support including recovery counseling patients can also be maintained at the program.
Your confidentiality is important to us. Unlike methadone and other clinics, our Suboxone Treatment Program is office-based. Our treatment team’s expertise with transitioning patients with opioid dependence to Suboxone in the privacy and convenience of our medical office or residential program. Wyoming Recovery can also arrange for patients to be maintained by their referring physician, or another certified physician in their community, according to their needs.