Suboxone is mainly used for addiction treatment due to its ability to eliminate withdrawal symptoms without providing the euphoria associated with other opiates. It does have some limited pain therapy attributes and has been known to be prescribed for this purpose as well.
Once we have stabilized your dosage, we then move into the maintenance phase of the medical treatment. The goal during this phase is to stop the withdrawal symptoms and start treating the heart of the addiction. This phase can last anywhere from a couple months, to several years, or a life time based on the
During the Stabilization phase, we are always available to answer questions and we will monitor your progress in these initial stages to ensure you are getting the correct amount and that you are comfortable.
The purpose of induction is to identify the correct level of medication for your treatment. If the level of medication is too low, you will continue to feel the pain and discomfort associated with withdrawal. If it is too much, the dosage can precipitate withdrawal and cost you more than is necessary. Constant contact during
Some pain medication can be taken during treatment. You will need to consult a Brightside Physician prior to taking any other medications while in treatment.
Yes, but the type of buprenorphine may be changed. Buprenorphine has been clinically proven to be safe during pregnancy, but the other ingredient (Naloxone) has not. It does not mean that it will be harmful during pregnancy, but that there has not been any research that says it will be harmful or not. Typically, women
Yes. Patients looking to move from Methadone to buprenorphine treatment, such as Suboxone, can switch. At Brightside, we have a special program for this kind of conversion because of Methadone’s long lasting effects. Patients that switch from Methadone to Suboxone should expect a longer withdrawal time before starting Suboxone because Methadone takes longer to leave
Once you have decided on what your life needs in terms of outpatient or inpatient support, you have different options on how you receive treatment. The main question you will need to decide is if and how you want to receive medical treatment. All programs recommend some form of counseling. At an inpatient treatment center,
Once you decide to treat your addiction, you can either get treatment at a remote treatment facility (Inpatient or Residential Treatment) or at a medical office (Outpatient Treatment). At this initial level, the difference is that outpatient programs allow patients to come into a medical/counseling treatment center and then leave the same day. Inpatient programs,
There a couple different approaches to treatment. The following information is for information purposes only and is not meant to endorse any specific treatment option. In full disclosure, Brightside is an outpatient buprenorphine (Suboxone) clinic. People can chose a couple different options when looking for treatment. Here is quick reference on the different options for