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Our Suboxone Doctor

At Buprenorphine Treatment Centers, Inc, physicians use FDA-approved medications and mental health therapy to treat opiate addictions. It is considered a safer treatment medication than others on the market because of its low abuse rate. Our experienced Suboxone doctors understand the most effective methods for treating substance abuse disorder are those that provide custom solutions tailored to the patient. If our doctors find that Suboxone is right for a patient, they will build a dosage and medication-monitoring plan designed for them. We care about providing lasting recovery results and know that takes patience and support. For more information on how Suboxone or another buprenorphine could help you or someone you know struggling with opiate addiction, contact our Suboxone clinic today to schedule an initial consultation.

What Is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone used to treat opioid addiction. Buprenorphine, a partial opioid, helps prevent withdrawal symptoms and cravings for opiates.  Naloxone is an opioid receptor antagonist medication that helps block the opioid effects of buprenorphine, discouraging intentional misuse. When used correctly and in the proper dosage, Suboxone does not cause a high or euphoric feeling and which contributes to the lower risk of abuse. It can be a highly effective and safe method for treating opioid addiction.

How Does Buprenorphine Treatment Work

Our North Central Florida Suboxone doctors treat each patient based on their specific needs, medical history, and how they respond to recovery treatment. Suboxone is safe for long-term or short-term use, and a patient’s doctor will determine the best course of action for dosage and timeline. The effects of buprenorphine medications increase with use and then plateau. This can aid in preventing future side effects, overuse, and dependency. Treatment with buprenorphine medications typically involves three phases. The phases do not always occur in a consecutive manner, depending on the patient’s unique struggles. Ultimately, the goal for buprenorphine treatment is safely weaning off the body’s reliance on any opiates.

The Induction Phase

A knowledgeable Suboxone treatment doctor initiates the use of buprenorphine with a prescription and dosage plan. To begin taking buprenorphine, the patient must be in the early stages of withdrawal and not used for at least 12 hours.

The Stabilization Phase

The patient is experiencing fewer to no cravings and has significantly reduced or stopped missing opioids. The goal of this phase is to stabilize patients and make any necessary adjustments to their buprenorphine dose based on how they have responded to treatment so far.

The Maintenance Phase

In this phase, the buprenorphine medication is showing results and the patient is in recovery, the doctor and patient will determine a plan for future treatment to maintain progress and help prevent relapse.

How Long Does Suboxone Stay In Your System?

Buprenorphine is long-acting and has a long elimination time compared to other opiates. A single dose can last for up to two days and depend on the dosage plan may not need to be taken daily. After a single dose, buprenorphine medications such as Suboxone can be detected for one to two weeks depending on the amount of use and the individual person. There are several factors that contribute to the amount of time it takes for buprenorphine to not be detected on drug screening including, type of test, body size, age, size of the last dose, and more.

What Are The Potential Side Effects Of Suboxone?

Side effects are most likely to occur when buprenorphine medications are used incorrectly or abused. Suboxone and other buprenorphine medications can not be used with alcohol, other opioids, benzodiazepines, or any other controlled substance as it is likely to cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems, coma, or death. When used properly and under physician-supervision side effects are less likely but include, dizziness, drowsiness, numbness, headache, nausea, back pain, tongue pain, sweating, constipation, and insomnia.

Our Opioid Addiction Treatment Program

At Buprenorphine Treatment Centers, Inc, we use a combination of buprenorphine treatment and outpatient psychiatric care to provide a full mind and body solution approach to recovery. By prescribing effective buprenorphine medications such as Suboxone or Subutex, the patient can safely stop abusing opioids and begin to focus on mental health care aimed at addressing the causes of their substance abuse disorder. Our experienced and supportive doctors and psychiatrists can help you or someone you know takes their first steps toward recovery. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our opioid addiction treatment center.

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