Suboxone is the first opioid medication approved under DATA 2000 for the treatment of opioid dependence in an office-setting. Suboxone is a sublingual tablet that contains Buprenorphine HCL as well as Naloxone HCL dihydride. It is used for the treatment of opiate addictions such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, Percocet, Demerol, codeine, heroin and methadone.
Suboxone may only be prescribed by physicians who meet specified qualifying requirements and most have written notification to the Secretary of Health and Human Services of their intent to utilize buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence. Awakening primarily uses Dr. Amit Vijapura, psychiatrist, our medical Director, who has the proper credentialing as described above.
Suboxone, at the proper dose, is used to:
- Suppress symptoms of opioid withdrawal
- Decrease cravings for opioids
- Block effects of other opioids
- Help patients remain in treatment.
At Awakening Recovery Center, we offer an opiate program designed to minimize any disruption to a client’s daily routine by utilizing Suboxone as an integral part of the treatment program. Our goal is to work with the patient to help get them off of opiates as well as developing a recovery program to help them return to a normal and productive way of living.