“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.”

— Norman Cousins

Suboxone Clinic

The Team Wellness Center Suboxone Clinic combines the use of Suboxone with behavioral therapy to treat and relieve symptoms of opioid dependence and withdrawal. The overall goal of the Suboxone Clinic is to help patients manage their condition and ultimately end the abuse or misuse of opioids.

Patients work closely with a treatment team as part of a complete treatment plan which includes counseling and psychosocial support to determine the appropriate use of Suboxone based upon their unique treatment goals.

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on or addicted to prescription or illegal opioids.

Suboxone is a medication that is prescribed as part of a medication-assisted treatment plan. Individuals who are prescribed Suboxone are given the opportunity to safely avoid the physical symptoms often associated with withdrawal without experiencing cognitive disruptions. In addition, use of Suboxone diminishes cravings for continued opioid use, which allows patients to productively participate in daily life without impairment.

Suboxone is one of the most effective options for treating individuals with an opioid addiction. Because it reduces the physical effects of opioid dependency, Suboxone helps to keep people in treatment and reduces the chances of relapse following treatment.

Is Suboxone Safe?

Suboxone is indicated for treatment of opioid dependence and should be taken as prescribed and under the supervision of a licensed medical professional. When done so, the use of Suboxone is extremely safe. It is approved for both short and long-term use. The length of treatment can vary depending on the needs of the individual. By working closely with a treatment team, the person will determine the length of time that they need to use Suboxone  based on their individualized treatment goals.

Suboxone is FDA approved, highly studied and regulated. It act as a stabilizer in the body rather than a narcotic that is used for its euphoric effects. It does not produce mood swings, drowsiness or narcotic effects. By contrast, painkillers and heroin destabilize the individual and lead them to many high-risk behaviors that have severe consequences.

Medication-Assisted Treatment is not an addiction, it is a physical dependence that is required to maintain physical stability. When taken as prescribed, medication can help individuals function physically, emotionally and intellectually without impairment. Suboxone Clinic patients can drive, go to work, return to their families and lead normal lives.

Suboxone does not impair a child’s developmental or cognitive functioning when taken during pregnancy. Studies show that there is no lasting harm to the child during pregnancy and Suboxone has been proven to reduce the risk of illness or death in both the mother and child.

Eligibility & Requirements

Suboxone may be the right choice for you if:

  • You are 18 years or older and have been dependent on painkillers or heroin for more than a year
  • Your opioid use has resulted in social consequences, affecting your work, family and social life
  • Previous attempts at quitting have been unsuccessful
  • You are combining one or more substances, putting your health at further risk
  • You have engaged in criminal activity to continue using
  • You use opiates intravenously which puts you at high risk for AIDS, HIV, STDs and Hepatitis C

The best way to know if Suboxone is right for you is to make an appointment at the Team Wellness Center Care Suboxone Clinic. Call us today at 888-813-TEAM(8326).

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