Are you, or a loved one struggling with opioid abuse or an addiction?
If so, the medical team at Solstice Health & Wellness understands just how difficult it can be to safely and effectively recover from an opioid addiction on your own. In fact, many who try to quit “cold turkey” often relapse. This is why it’s important that you have a team who can guide you through the treatment process. One way in which to do that is through Suboxone medication-assisted treatment.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a brand of buprenorphine and naloxone medicationon approved by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder (OUD), the other two include methadone and long acting naltrexone, better known as Vivitrol. Its partial agonist and antagonist effects on opioid receptors in the brain works to relieve withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, block the rewarding effect of opioids thereby prevent relapse. Individuals tend to have a healthier lifestyle and be more engaged in therapy, work, school, and other activities.
How to get started on Suboxone treatment?
Before Suboxone can be prescribed, your doctor will need to perform a history and physical evaluation, obtain labs and provide education and instruction on its use. Since side effects can occur with Suboxone it is important that you visit our health care professionals regularly for checkups and monitoring. When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to determine just how often you should come in. If you have any concerns about the symptoms you are experiencing while on Suboxone, do not hesitate to give us a call.
Since every patient that walks through our doors has different needs and concerns, we tailor all opioid addiction treatment to fit their lifestyle and health. Our goal is to provide a safe, positive environment for patients to receive the treatment they need to get better. We provide patients with long-term treatment and care that is customized to them to prevent relapse.