Suboxone Treatment

Suboxone Treatment

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Suboxone is a medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone used to treat opioid addiction. This substance is often used as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) plan to help manage the symptoms of withdrawal from opioids and reduce cravings for the drug.

The Suboxone doctors at Fusion Recovery Center administer the medication to our clients to either help stabilize withdrawal symptoms or as a maintenance treatment to promote recovery. At our drug rehabilitation center in Menands, NY , the goal for our clients is sustained recovery. We believe that maintenance treatment, along with therapy, helps them stay in recovery.

Benefits of Suboxone as a treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD):


Manages withdrawal symptoms.


Reduces opioid cravings.


Decreases risk of overdose.

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When you arrive at Fusion Recovery, you will receive a full evaluation from our clinical team. This evaluation includes a full physical exam and questions about your history with addiction, family history, past treatment history, and current symptoms. This step helps us develop the proper treatment plan for you.



After your evaluation, our clinical team will formulate a treatment plan for you. Treatment begins with detox where you will learn to manage withdrawal and control cravings. Our team may add Suboxone as part of your detox to help you manage the symptoms. When detox is complete, you will begin your treatment program, which can also include Suboxone maintenance treatment along with addiction counseling.



Once you have a treatment plan, recovery can begin. To maintain sobriety, it is important to receive continuous treatment and stay focused and dedicated to therapy. Our outpatient setting provides flexible treatment options. Your sustained recovery is important to us, so we will make sure that your treatment plan works for you.

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Suboxone treatment can help you remain on the right path in recovery. While the medication is a great start to treatment, at Fusion Recovery we believe that sustainable recovery takes more than that. With the compassion, support, and guidance of our experienced team, we offer therapy and treatment services that are the foundation of our program. We aim to help you uncover the root problem of your addiction and help you heal your inner wounds. Once you better understand your addiction, we can help you prevent relapse and free yourself from addiction.

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Myth vs. Facts.


You aren’t really in recovery if you are on Suboxone.


Suboxone is a medication that helps regulate your addiction. It is used as an evidence-based treatment to curb cravings and help with withdrawal. Suboxone is an effective treatment option for those in recovery, but changing from other substances like methadone to suboxone doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in recovery.


Those in addiction treatment misuse Suboxone.


Suboxone does not cause the euphoric feeling that opioids do, so you do not get the high that occurs with other opioids. Those who use Suboxone do so to lessen the effects of opioids. Unless it is mixed with other substances, Suboxone is extremely difficult to overdose on. However, the medication is an opioid agonist, so Suboxone withdrawal may occur when it is no longer taken.


Suboxone will damage your liver and other organs.


When you take Suboxone in the prescribed amount determined by a licensed opioid treatment program, the medication does not affect your liver or any other internal organs. Suboxone is an FDA-approved safe medication to treat withdrawal symptoms in people with an opioid use disorder. As with any other medication, its side effects may occur, though this does not mean it is unsafe.


Suboxone should only be taken for a short period of time.


There is no evidence to support this claim. Many providers support prescribing Suboxone as a long-term treatment option.


Suboxone is composed of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine can take 7 to 9 days to completely leave your body. On the other hand, it can leave your body after 60 hours. In most healthy patients, no trace of the suboxone used in opioid treatment programs will be present after 120 to 210 hours or 5 to 8 days.

Suboxone works by binding to the same receptors in the brain that opioids latch onto. By doing so, it blocks the effects of opioids, reduces withdrawal symptoms, and decreases cravings. The medication contains two active ingredients – buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, meaning it activates the same receptors in the brain but only to a limited extent. Naloxone, on the other hand, is an opioid antagonist that blocks any remaining effects of opioids. Together, these two ingredients make Suboxone an effective tool in helping individuals overcome their addiction to opioids.

The effects of suboxone will typically last about 24 hours, and the medication is usually administered just once per day.

The first step in getting Suboxone is to speak with a healthcare provider, such as a doctor or addiction specialist, like Fusion Recovery Center. They will assess your situation and determine if Suboxone is the right treatment. From there, they will help you obtain a prescription and support you throughout your recovery journey.

Suboxone can be abused, just as any other opioid, though it takes much more effort. this is thanks to the two main ingredients of this medication. Since buprenorphine is a partial opiate agonist and naloxone is an opioid antagonist, the combination makes it difficult to get high on Suboxone.

Methadone Vs Suboxone

Both methadone and suboxone are used during medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. These medications are effective methods of addiction treatment, although there is a possibility for misuse. Suboxone requires a higher dosage than methadone for treatment and is less effective for avoiding relapse, though methadone is more addictive.

The medications may cause similar mental and physical symptoms such as constipation, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble concentrating, drowsiness, shallow breathing, or sexual problems. Stopping the use of either medication may also lead to symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal or methadone withdrawal, especially if the medication is stopped cold turkey instead of tapered off.


Suboxone is a safe and effective treatment option for opiate addiction. If you have questions about our program or want to learn more about Fusion Recovery and our Suboxone maintenance program, please contact us! Our staff is on hand to answer any questions or concerns.

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