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At Starting Point Clinic, we understand substance abuse disorder As a medical condition that can be improved with treatment. To help you succeed long-term, our medical team goes beyond diagnosing the condition.
Our approach has been proven effective in helping people overcome substance dependence for decades. Each service we offer is supported by evidence.
Starting Point Clinic understands that each patient is unique. We will create a Suboxone treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs by taking into account your specific symptoms and circumstances during intake.
To provide an exceptional experience, our out-patient Suboxone clinic staff and providers promote a positive office environment. Our patients are treated with dignity and respect.
Suboxone is the brand name for a prescription medication that is designed to treat opioid addiction. Suboxone has two ingredients: the opioid buprenorphine and the medication naloxone. The combined effects of these two ingredients reduce cravings for addictive opioids such as heroin, codeine, fentanyl, and oxycodone. Suboxone must be prescribed at a Suboxone Clinic.
Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction. They may continue to take the medication for withdrawal and craving control as they go through rehab and therapy. Suboxone is not intended to be a treatment for opioid addiction but rather a part of the rehabilitation process.
Suboxone, which is a Schedule III controlled drug in the United States, has been classified as such. This means that it has moderate addiction risks and medical value. Suboxone can only be prescribed by a Suboxone Clinic with certification from the Department of Health and Human Services. The medication comes in the form of tablets and dissolvable films.
Opioid addiction is often caused by pain. Suboxone can be used to treat pain, but it is not addictive. This is a key point for those suffering from pain management.
Suboxone doesn’t produce any highs and allows people to feel normal. This makes Suboxone an effective way to overcome addiction.
Suboxone causes the brain to produce the same response as it does when taking drugs. This helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms and allows an individual to transform unhealthy habits into healthier ones.
(MAT) is the use of Suboxone medication in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders. A combination of medication and behavioral therapies is effective in the treatment of substance use disorders and can help some people to sustain recovery.
Integrative treatment planning, which includes substance abuse screening and treatment, is crucial to improving health outcomes in integrated care.
A Medication Assisted Therapy program prescribes Buprenorphine (Suboxone/Subutex), which reduces withdrawal symptoms and euphoria caused by substance abuse.
They will be more likely to stay on track with treatment if they have this combination. Medication Assisted Treatment relies on the medication to relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings. The medication replaces the abused opioids by a medication that acts on the same brain receptors that are responsible for addictive behavior. Patients’ mental, intellectual, and physical health are not affected by the medication when it is properly administered.
One-on-one counseling is also part of MAT. This helps patients understand their thoughts and feelings regarding substance abuse.
Therapy is the part of MAT that allows patients to address their mental and behavioral addictions. Patients have the option to:
During the induction phase, patients should be in the initial stages of withdrawal. Buprenorphine can cause withdrawal if the patient is not in withdrawal. A person who experiences precipitated withdrawal is when an opioid antagonist such as buprenorphine, naloxone or naloxone kicks another opioid from a receptor. Precipitated withdrawal is more severe than regular withdrawal and occurs much faster.
Buprenorphine attaches to open receptors if the patient is already experiencing withdrawal. Although mild to moderate withdrawal can be uncomfortable, it is more comfortable than experiencing abrupt withdrawal. Most people feel normal once illicit drug use has been stopped after one week of buprenorphine therapy.
After a week of treatment, most people reach the stabilization phase. Buprenorphine stops withdrawal symptoms and cravings at this stage. Patients may be prescribed buprenorphine at a lower dose or may start taking it every other day.
Some people are so relaxed during stabilization that it feels like they have been freed from their opioid addiction. You should not stop taking buprenorphine before talking to your doctor. Sudden withdrawal or relapse can result from abrupt discontinuation of buprenorphine.
Patients are stable and taking buprenorphine well, so they can move into the maintenance phase. They may be referred to intensive counseling and therapy if they are inpatients or outpatients with opioid rehab.
Some people remain in the maintenance phase for life. Some people stop taking buprenorphine completely and get rid of any physical dependence on opioids. Each patient’s medical history will determine the length of buprenorphine maintenance therapy.
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Our goal is to provide world-class care in a safe and compassionate environment.
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