For individuals suffering from Opiate dependence, Square Medical Group offers a Suboxone Treatment Program. Suboxone is a prescription medication that is used to treat addiction to heroin and other opiates.
Benefits of Square Medical Group Suboxone Treatment Program include:
- Individualized treatment regimen
- Certified psychiatrist to oversee treatment
- Medically supervised detox if indicated
- Increases chances of sustaining abstinence
- Can be used on a maintenance basis for weeks to months, while the patient stabilizes their emotional, physical and mental well being
- Individual and group therapy provides additional support and pathways to long-term meaningful recovery.
Facts About Suboxone Treatment and Opioid Use
- Dependence is on the rise and is currently estimated to be approaching one million people.
Increased use is occurring at all ages, but especially young adults.
- Heroin, Percodan, Vicodin, Methadone and Oxycontin are the common Opioids used for pain relief and euphoria.
- Since 2003, the Drug Addiction Treatment Act allows qualified physicians to obtain certification and prescribe Suboxone treatment to treat opiate dependent people in a variety of Outpatient and Inpatient settings.
- Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone, and the leading drug of choice to treat opiate dependence in the non-federal setting.
- The Buprenorphine component of Suboxone is a “partial” opiate capable of satisfying the body’s need for narcotics but does not cause the euphoria or dangerous respiratory depression of “full” opiates.
- The Naloxone component cancels the opiate effect of Buprenorphine if Suboxone is misused by snorting or IV injection; therefore, Suboxone has little or no abuse/diversion potential.
Stages of a Suboxone Treatment Program
Stage I- Induction: Patients are assessed for candidacy, both psychologically and physiologically, to receive the first doses of Suboxone. The patient is observed for adverse effects and medicated with enough Suboxone to control the narcotic withdrawal symptoms. The induction period usually lasts 1-3 days.
Stage II- Stabilization: The patient’s dose of Suboxone is adjusted to their own therapeutic level that alleviates withdrawal and cravings that may lead to a relapse. In addition, Square Medical Group offers Partial Hospitalization (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient (IOP) so that the patient is engaged in psychosocial counseling and urine testing to ensure compliance. Stabilization typically takes 2 days to 4 weeks.
Stage III- Maintenance: Patients continue on appropriate dosage of the Suboxone treatment program while attending weekly group therapy sessions. Urine/lab testing and Suboxone prescriptions secure stability of recovery. The Maintenance Stage is individualized and can last weeks to months.
Finding a Suboxone Treatment Program
If someone you love struggles with opioid addiction, then it’s time to help them find treatment. Someone with opioid addiction may exhibit many signs of addiction, including:
- Needing to increase amount of drug to get the same effect
- Employment issues, missing work, working less, etc.
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit
- Trying to stop, but can’t
- Increasing doses outside of the prescription
Square Medical Group offers high-quality Suboxone treatment and other addiction detox programs. To learn more about our substance abuse treatment services and how they can help someone you love, call us today at 617.916.5069.