Opioid Dependence Treatment
Opioid dependence—physical addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin—affects many people in the US. Unfortunately, people who struggle with opioid dependence may be reluctant to ask for help because of the stigma attached to the notion of "drug dependence." We are an outpatient physician based treatment facility committed to providing those dependent on prescription and opiate drugs the essential tools to overcome their addiction in a confidential and stress and judgement free environment. We focus on the individual as a whole, ensuring mental and physical well being are both addressed as part of the treatment. We also understand that opioid dependence may be a sensitive subject to some, so providing patient confidentiality is a guarantee.
SUBOXONE Film is approved for use in both induction and maintenance treatment of opioid dependence in appropriate patients.
For dependence on short-acting opioids, like heroin or prescription painkillers, SUBOXONE Film, which contains buprenorphine and naloxone, may be recommended to help you begin and maintain continuity of treatment
When transitioning from dependence on long-acting opioids, like methadone, a buprenorphine-only medication may be recommended
The following are potential stages of treatment with SUBOXONE Film:
Induction—you begin your treatment (or restart it if you’ve relapsed) under the supervision of a doctor. For your first dose, you must be in a moderate state of withdrawal. You work with Dr. Nasser to reach a dose of SUBOXONE Film that works for you.
Maintenance—We 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. At this point you work with Dr. Nasser 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 Dr. Nasser.
Languages spoken: English
Insurance accepted: We do not accept insurance for Suboxone therapy. If you have any questions whether your insurance will cover the prescription itself, please call your insurance provider. For individuals without insurance, ask us about our Suboxone coupons.