Suboxone is a medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone used to treat opioid addiction. Suboxone is often used as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) plan to help manage the symptoms of withdrawal from opioids and reduce cravings for the drug. We administer Suboxone to our clients to either help stabilize withdrawal symptoms or as a maintenance treatment to promote recovery. At Fusion Recovery, the goal for our clients is sustained recovery. We believe that maintenance treatment along with therapy helps our clients stay in recovery.
Benefits of Suboxone as a treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD):
Manages withdrawal symptoms.
Reduces opioid cravings.
Decreases risk of overdose.
When you first 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. Suboxone can help you manage detox. When detox is complete, you will begin your treatment program which can 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 options for treatment. Your sustained recovery is important to us, so we will make sure that your treatment plan works for you.
Free yourself from the cycle of addiction.
Suboxone maintenance treatment can help you remain on the right path in recovery. While Suboxone 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.
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.
Those in addiction treatment misuse Suboxone.
Suboxone does not cause the euphoric feeling that opioids such as heroin or oxycodone do. You do not get the high that you receive from other opioids. Those who use Suboxone are using it to subside the effects of opioids. Unless it is mixed with other substances, Suboxone is extremely difficult to overdose on.
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.