Suboxone therapy is administered as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program to help people quit opiates when the discomfort and paid of withdrawal make abstinence difficult. Fewer than 25 percent of opiate addiction patients remain abstinent one year after quitting “cold turkey.”
Suboxone treatment works by rendering the body immune to the effects of opiates and by reducing the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
Patients receive suboxone treatment under a physician’s supervision, initially through regular visits to an outpatient methadone clinic like BornFree Wellness Center. After a period of documented progress and stability, patients may be approved for self-administration of suboxone with a prescription.
To participate in a free confidential substance abuse consultation, contact BornFree Wellness Center below or at 240-654-4001.