Buprenorphine / Naloxone (Suboxone)Treatment for Opioid Dependency
Suboxone is an opioid partial agonist used to prevent withdrawal symptoms and cravings. It is prescribed in a film or tablet form that is taken sublingually (under the tongue). The goal of usage is to stabilize patients and provide them time to get supports in place and organize their lives. Once the patient is ready to transition off of Suboxone, the physician works closely with the patient to make the transition as smooth as possible. It is important to understand that Suboxone alone is not appropriate for the treatment of opioid dependency, and it is highly recommenced that patients attend individual and/or group therapy sessions to reinforce the program's treatment goals and to support lasting recovery.