If you depend on prescription painkillers to function, Suboxone® treatment can help you triumph over the burden of addiction. At Wholesome Psychiatry LLC, compassionate psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Dorothy Borkiewicz, PMHNP-BC, LMHC, offers Suboxone to help her patients recover in a safe and comfortable way, without the terrible side effects that often disrupt recovery. Call the South Boston office in Boston, Massachusetts, or click the online appointment maker to arrange your Suboxone consultation now.

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What is Suboxone treatment?

Suboxone® is an FDA-approved prescription medication that treats opioid dependence. This medication is one of the most groundbreaking advances in the treatment of opioid dependence to occur in recent decades. It treats dependence on drugs such as:

  • Vicodin® (hydrocodone)
  • Percocet® (oxycodone and acetaminophen)
  • Fentanyl
  • Codeine
  • OxyContin® (oxycodone)
  • Heroin

Suboxone helps manage withdrawal symptoms so you can concentrate on your recovery. It’s used as both a short-term and long-term solution for opioid dependence, based on individual needs.

What drugs does Suboxone contain?

Suboxone includes two drugs. They are:

  • Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is an opioid, but it has far fewer and less intense effects on the body than other opioids. This part of the drug keeps you from going into withdrawal, so you won’t have severe effects like shaking, sweating, stomach cramping, and nausea and vomiting as you recover.

  • Naloxone

Naloxone works by blocking the euphoria and pain relief that opioids usually provide. Essentially, it prevents the buprenorphine from providing a high and also blocks the effects of other opioids. It reduces cravings and motivation to use drugs.

The combination of these two drugs gives you a reliable, safe, and effective way to detox from your current opioids comfortably.

Suboxone is most effective when used alongside psychotherapy and/or group counseling. This gives you personalized relapse prevention counseling and support for any mental health challenges you’re facing, setting up a truly well-rounded and complete recovery.

How does Suboxone treatment work?

After a complete evaluation, you start the process of finding the Suboxone dose that allows you to stop taking other opioid medications without having withdrawal symptoms, obsessions, or cravings. If it’s right for you, you can often start treatment during your first visit.

Over the first few weeks, your Wholesome Psychiatry LLC provider adjusts your dosage to find the right regimen. You take the medication by placing a small film under your tongue at recommended intervals.

How long does Suboxone treatment last?

Suboxone treatment can be used in the short term to facilitate the initial transition off opioids over a few weeks.

It’s also safe for long-term care, over months or years, to help manage ongoing cravings. Your Wholesome Psychiatry LLC provider creates the ideal personalized Suboxone dosage and treatment plan for you.

To learn more about how you can have a comfortable withdrawal and overcome your addiction, call Wholesome Psychiatry LLC or click the online booking feature now.