FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Suboxone is a medication that is absorbed under the tongue (sublingual).
- Suboxone does an excellent job of covering all of the opioid receptors in the brain so that withdrawal symptoms and cravings can be avoided.
- Most patients experience a feeling of “liberation” from their habits when they begin treatment with Suboxone. It allows the patient to feel “normal.”
- Suboxone has a “ceiling effect” that makes it very safe from overdose and makes it difficult to actually feel “high” or any additional benefit or euphoria.
- Since high doses do not offer a high, it is less likely to cause a physical dependence or further psychological dependence.
- Since Suboxone covers the opioid receptors so well, additional pain medications are blocked and make it “unproductive” to continue previous habits. This is an additional safety feature of Suboxone.
- Suboxone contains buprenorphine and naloxone. The naloxone is poorly absorbed when used as directed under the tongue—it is put in Suboxone to discourage intravenous use.
- Buprenorphine is now FDA approved for use in pain management, so most pain issues can be alleviated simultaneously.
- You can use it to come off of all your opioids of any type. If you think you might relapse, you can use as a legal maintenance medication that allows you to go to work, school or take care of your family. You can have a life.
- It will relieve you and society from illegally obtaining opioids if this has been taking place.
- You will need to be in mild to moderate withdrawal when starting Suboxone. This is to prevent the medication from causing acute withdrawal. The medication will take you out of withdrawal rather quickly so that you don’t have to experience most withdrawal symptoms.
We are a private pay facility but we can help you find an inpatient detox facility that accepts your insurance.
Some of the medications we give you may make you drowsy. Therefore, it is our policy that our patients do not drive to or from appointments.
Possible options include taking a rideshare (such as Uber/Lyft) or having a friend/family member drive you.
If you or your loved one is ready to take the next step to be free from opioids,
please call us today!