If you are dedicated to overcoming an opioid addiction, you may find medication-assisted treatment (MAT) helpful. One medication used in MAT is Suboxone®, which can alleviate withdrawal symptoms and facilitate recovery.
Individualized Suboxone Treatment in Portland, Maine
Liberty Bay Recovery Center is a Suboxone® clinic in Maine that specializes in providing Suboxone® treatment for patients with opioid use disorder. Our team of qualified doctors creates personalized treatment plans that may include the use of Suboxone® and other medications as needed. In addition to medication-assisted treatment, we also offer ongoing assessment, counseling, and referral services to help our patients achieve successful recovery.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone® is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It works by targeting the same receptors in the brain that are affected by opioids like heroin, morphine, and prescription painkillers, in order to alleviate the physical symptoms of withdrawal and reduce cravings.
Suboxone® is made up of two active ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine interacts with opioid receptors to help alleviate cravings, while naloxone is an opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of opioids on the body.
Suboxone® is just one of several medications that can be used to treat opioid use disorder, and others include Vivitrol® (which is an injectable form of naloxone).
Opioid Treatment with Suboxone
The treatment process for opioid use disorder using Suboxone® is personalized to each patient. Generally, the treatment process includes the following steps:
- Induction phase: The medication is given to the patient during the early stages of opioid withdrawal, after they have abstained from opioids for a period of 12 to 24 hours.
- Stabilization phase: Once the patient has stopped or significantly reduced their opioid intake, the second stage begins. During this stage, the dosage of the medication may be reduced to every other day rather than daily.
- Maintenance phase: If the patient is doing well, they will continue to receive a consistent dose of the medication. This phase may be temporary or ongoing, depending on the patient’s needs.
Get Help Today!
Suboxone® can be an effective aid in the recovery process for individuals with substance use disorders. If you are ready to seek treatment for an opioid use disorder, the experienced medical professionals at Liberty Bay Recovery Center are here to help. We will work with you to develop a customized recovery plan that meets your specific needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to learn more about Suboxone® treatment for opioid use disorder.