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Below is a comprehensive directory of suboxone doctors in Old Harbor, Alaska. Read more about Old Harbor suboxone treatment or click here to browse your local subxone doctors.

If you can't find a suboxone doctor close to you at the time you're looking for, we recommend checking out nearby towns including: Larsen Bay, Port O'Brien, Akhiok, and Uyak. Click here for Old Harbor rehab centers.

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About Old Harbor, AK Suboxone Doctors

Suboxone is a FDA-approved medication that is used to help treat those in Old Harbor, AK who are struggling with addiction to heroin, fentanyl, or any other opioid drug. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone: a partial opioid agonist that reduces withdrawal symptoms and desires to use without producing the same euphoria, and a opioid agonist that causes withdrawal symptoms if Suboxone is injected directly into the bloodstream. This medically assisted treatment (MAT) option is uniquely available through Suboxone doctors in Old Harbor, AK who have completed addiction requirements to prescribe Suboxone for opioid addiction treatment. To minimize the likelihood of abuse, Suboxone doctors may set forth a rule that patients visit their office to take their doses for the first weeks or months.

Methadone was previously the most common medication used for the treatment of opioid addictions, but it could only be distributed by a methadone clinic. This limited access to MAT for opioid addicts. The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 opened the door for individual doctors to be able to apply for a waiver, opening the door for individual practitioners to prescribe Suboxone. However, there are still strict regulations these doctors must follow that limit treatment, including limits to the number of patients they are able to treat for addiction to painkillers and other opiates.

Dr. Cynthia Kahn MD
Providence Kodiak Island Medical CenterOutpatient Visiting Specialities Clinic
Kodiak, AK
52.23 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Melissa Witteveen PA
1911 E Rezanof
Kodiak, AK
52.23 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. Edward Zeff MD
Discovery Cove Recovery & Wellness Center, LLC2975 Mill Bay Rd Suite B
Kodiak, AK
52.24 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. Curtis Mortenson MD
1911 East Rezanof Drive
Kodiak, AK
53.58 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. David Silbergeld
1911 E Rezanof Dr.
Kodiak, AK
53.58 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Evan Jones II
3449 East Rezanof Drive
Kodiak, AK
54.64 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. Sam Chelmo MD
KANA clinic, 3449 E. Rezanof Dr
Kodiak, AK
54.64 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Alison Starr PA
3449 East Rezanof Drive
Kodiak , AK
54.64 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. Roger Martinez MD
South Peninsula Hospital4300 Bartlett Street
Homer, AK
179.82 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Kathryn Ostrom
205 West Fairview Ave
Homer, AK
179.93 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dana Whittaker NP
4136 Bartlett Street
Homer, AK
179.96 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Lisa Milam
4136 Bartlett Street
Homer, AK
179.96 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. William Bell MD
4136 Bartlett
Homer, AK
180.24 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Jill Rife NP
4136 Bartlett
Homer, AK
180.24 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. Sarah Spencer DO
P.O. Box 39368Ninilchik Community Clinic
Ninilchik, AK
204.01 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Kristina Finkenbinder NP
15765 Kingsley Road
Ninilchik, AK
204.17 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Arnold Loera
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation 6000 Kanakanak Road
Dillingham, AK
226.33 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Christina Turknett NP
43335 Kalafornski Beach RoadSuite 18
Soldotna, AK
239.24 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. John Anderson MD
265 Binkley
Soldotna, AK
239.57 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Katherine Becher NP
Central Peninsula Hospital250 Hospital Place
Soldotna, AK
239.57 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dale Walaszek PA
Central Peninsula Hospital Behavioral Health245 N. Binkley St., Suite 202
Soldotna, AK
240.12 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Rebecca Schultz PA
245 N Binkley StreetSuite 103
Soldotna, AK
240.24 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. Marcus Deede MD
265 N. Binkley Street
Soldotna, AK
240.27 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. Cynthia Kahn MD
230 East Marydale Avenue
Soldotna, AK
240.48 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. Marguerite Mcintosh MD
230 E. MARYDALE AVE
Soldotna, AK
240.48 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Kathryn Flores NP
Central Peninsula Hospital, Care Transitions354 Tyee St.
Soldotna, AK
240.55 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Kathryn Flores NP
Central Peninsula Hospital, Care Transitions354 Tyee St
Soldotna, AK
240.55 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Kelli Vicek NP
805 Frontage Road
Kenai, AK
242.08 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Jared Wallace
11595 Kenai Spur Highway
Kenai, AK
242.11 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Dr. Michael Merrick MD
416 Frontage RoadSuite 400
Kenai, AK
242.37 miles from the center of Old Harbor, AK

Choosing a Old Harbor Suboxone Doctor

When looking for a Suboxone Doctor in Old Harbor, AK there are several factors to think about. To get the best success via MAT, finding a practitioner that provides attentive care is critical for success. Connect with the license practitioner and ask them their Suboxone treatment practices, if they typically allow patients to self-manage taking doses, and the length of time before they typically start allowing patients to self-administer multiple doses.

Availability, distance, and office hours are also important factors to consider when looking for a Suboxone doctor. Due to limits on the number of patients a license practitioner can care for, it may be difficult to identify a qualified license practitioner in or near Old Harbor, AK. However, if you work, go to school, or have a family that relies on you, then driving across town for your Suboxone treatment may be difficult. Our directory or helpline can help you in selecting a license practitioner is a good match for your needs and who is currently taking new patients.

Success Rates of Suboxone Maintenance and Medically Assisted Detox

The success rates of Suboxone and Medically Assisted Detox fluctuate considerably, mostly depending on the quality of care. Not all Suboxone Doctors or Medically Assisted Detoxes are equal. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry is rampant with fraud, and even the Suboxone Maintenance industry is not immune to that. To encourage a higher success rate while on Suboxone Maintenance, we suggest using a trusted Suboxone Doctor.

Suboxone Doctors will either accept insurance or cash pay. Find out what your payment options are by contacting your Suboxone Doctor’s office. Remember that depending on the doctor, even if they accept insurance, they may not accept yours. If they do accept your insurance, make sure you ask them what additional out of pocket costs may be associated. Finally, always reach out to your insurance to check your deductible, out of pockets, and copays prior to going to the Suboxone Doctor in Old Harbor, AK.

Alternatives to Suboxone Treatment in Old Harbor, AK

Addiction is one of the many diseases without a cure. Consequently, there is a lot of contention regarding what the best treatment plan is. The dichotomy of arguments are either that abstinence is the best option or that it is better to be kept alive by Suboxone than to risk overdosing. Very simply, the jury is still out; however, when following the care of a licensed Suboxone Doctor in Old Harbor, AK, you have a much greater chance of success.

Choosing a Alaska Suboxone Doctor

There are plenty of options when choosing a Suboxone Doctor in Alaska. Choosing a Doctor for Suboxone or Buprenorphine can be tough, and it is imperative to get the proper information. Suboxone is a prescription, and like many other medications, abuse is common. Therefore, you and your loved ones must be asking the right questions. Suboxone does not cure addiction, but it can play a major role in the recovery process. If you are searching for a Suboxone Doctor in Alaska, always make sure that they match what you are looking for.

Success Rates of Suboxone Maintenance and Medically Assisted Detox

An addictive substance in itself, it is commonly debated on whether Suboxone truly works to treat opioid addiction. Some patients have said to have experienced great success with Suboxone treatment, whereas others did not. One study reported that while on Suboxone there was a reduced rate of prescription painkiller abuse at 49%, but only 8.6% showed success once the Suboxone treatment ended. Other studies did not show long term recovery with a less than 10% success rate once treatment ceased, regardless of whether Suboxone treatment was combined with therapy or not.

Alternatives to Suboxone Treatment in Alaska

Suboxone is only one of the multiple treatment options for those addicted to opioids. There are alternative substances that have previously been used in Alaska for opioid addiction treatment, including methadone and Naltrexone. These medications might be available to you but have different regulations. For example, only methadone clinics can administer methadone. For individuals who are determined to get clean and who have a supportive home environment or who live in a sober house, these MAT options might work for you.

The following are indications that an individual is NOT a recommended candidate for Suboxone treatment:

  • Recent thoughts of suicide
  • Untreated dual diagnosis
  • Pregnancy
  • alcohol addiction
  • Previous adverse reaction to Suboxone
  • Drug interactions with other medications
  • Past abuse of MAT

People who may not be able to receive Suboxone treatment, unmedicated detox may be the only alternative option. People who plan to abstain from heroin use, or any other opioid, can expect severe flu-like withdrawal symptoms and severe cravings. It is highly recommended to reach out to a Alaska opioid detox facility that can help manage these symptoms.