Methadone, the most widely used medication for the treatment of opiate addiction over the last 60 years, is a synthetic, long-acting opioid medication that eliminates withdrawal symptoms and decreases both physical and psychological cravings while eliminating the sensation of "getting high". Our longer acting medications restores balance to the brain and allows a dependent patient to focus on repairing their life and engaging in healthy activities.
Operating under state and federal guidelines, this liquid medication is provided as an oral daily dose to achieve stabilization along with regular interaction with the treatment team of nurses and counselors.
Suboxone®, an FDA approved medication for treatment of Opiate Dependence contains both buprenorphine and naloxone. Almost every insurance company covers the cost of Suboxone which is placed under the tongue and dissolves in minutes. Patients may easily earn a take-home privileges including 30 day prescription at their pharmacy. The primary active ingredient, Buprenorphine, strongly binds to opioid receptors in our bodies and makes it much harder for other opioid medications to bind to those receptors.
Naloxone (Narcan) in Suboxone is not active when dissolved under the tongue but when Suboxone is abused by IV injection the Naloxone helps to prevent opiate overdoses and abuse by actively displacing the other opiates from those receptors.
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