We are now offering suboxone prescriptions for people with addiction problems to opioids such as heroin, hydrocodone and other pain pills.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to (dependent on) opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy.
Is Suboxone a pill?
Suboxone comes as an oral film that’s placed under your tongue (sublingual) or between your gums and cheek (buccal). The film dissolves in your mouth.
What does suboxone do?
Studies show that Suboxone is effective for reducing opioid misuse. It’s also effective for keeping people with opioid dependence in treatment over a period of 24 weeks. (How well a drug such as Suboxone performs is partly assessed based on how long people stay in treatment.)
How can I tell if I (or a loved one) could benefit from Suboxone?
Signs and symptoms that you or someone you love may be addicted to opioids include:
- Inability to control opioid use
- Uncontrollable cravings for opioids
- Withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop taking opioids
- Change in sleep habits
- Lack of hygiene
- Financial difficulties
- Isolation from friends and family