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About Tokeen, AK Suboxone Doctors

Suboxone is a FDA-approved medication that is used to help treat those in Tokeen, 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 high, and a opioid agonist that causes withdrawal symptoms if Suboxone is injected directly into the bloodstream. This medically assisted treatment (MAT) option is only accessible through a doctor licensed to prescribe Subxone in Tokeen, AK who have completed addiction requirements to prescribe Suboxone to those seeking opioid addiction treatment. To minimize the likelihood of abuse, Suboxone doctors may ask that patients visit their office to take their doses at the beginning.

Methadone was previously the most widely accepted pharmaceutical treatment used for opioid addiction management, with the caveat that it could only be distributed by a methadone clinic. These limitations made it difficult to access MAT for addiction to opioid drugs. The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 opened the door for individual practitioners to be able to apply for a waiver, opening the door for individual practitioners to prescribe Suboxone. However, there are still strict regulations for these doctors that limit treatment, including limits to how many patients they are able to treat for opioid addiction.

Dr. Thomas Wendel MD
7300 Klawock Hollis HighwayPO Box 69
Klawock, AK
33.68 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

David Brown NP
6488 Klawock-Hollis HighwayAPT 310
Klawock, AK
33.87 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Buck Bania MD
232 Wood StreetPO Box 1231
Wrangell, AK
52.53 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Victor Harrison MD
232 Wood Street
Wrangell, AK
52.53 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Donna Paul NP
232 Wood Street
Wrangell, AK
52.53 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Mark Tuccillo DO
P.O. Box 556
Petersburg, AK
54.51 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Kristofor Sargent MD
PO Box 365
Petersburg, AK
54.51 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Selina Burt DO
PO Box 589 103 Fram Street
Petersburg, AK
59.81 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Jennifer Hyer MD
Petersburg Medical Center103 Fram Street, P.O. Box 589
Petersburg, AK
59.81 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Kristofor Sargent MD
Petersburg Medical Center103 Fram Street
Petersburg, AK
59.81 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Kevin Hall
3528 Tongass Ave
Ketchikan, AK
81.9 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Helen Klein NP
Legacy Health Clinic, LLC3524 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan, AK
81.91 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Sarah Bass
3524 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan, AK
81.91 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Jessica Pilcher
3524 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan, AK
81.91 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Maureen Northway NP
130 Carlanna Lake Road Suite 201
Ketchikan, AK
82.12 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Wynelle Snow MD
21 Jefferson Way Suite 201
Ketchikan, AK
82.2 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Pamela Rogers NP
2960 Tonguss Avenue
Ketchikan, AK
82.2 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Kimberly Capp DO
222 Tongass Drive
Sitka, AK
102.61 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Lisa Antonio MD
222 Tongass Drive
Sitka, AK
102.61 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. John Baciocco MD
222 Tongass Drive
Sitka, AK
102.61 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Valerie Edwards MD
222 Tongass Drive
Sitka, AK
102.61 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Guillermo Espinoza
222 Tongass Drive
Sitka, AK
102.61 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Robert Hunter Jr MD
700 Katlian StreetSuite E
Sitka, AK
109.75 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Meghan Lindquist PA
201 D Street
Juneau, AK
161.52 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Paul Topol MD
2 Marine WaySuite 204
Juneau, AK
163.12 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

David Moore NP
225 Front Street Suite 202
Juneau, AK
163.22 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Casey Ploof NP
225 FRONT ST, STE 202
Juneau, AK
163.22 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Shirley Workman
SEARHC Behavioral Health3100 Channel Drive, Suite 300
Juneau, AK
165.47 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Janice Heaton-Sheufelt MD
3100 Channel DriveSuite 301
Juneau, AK
165.52 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Dr. Katherine Wollner MD
3100 Channel DriveSuite 300
Juneau, AK
165.52 miles from the center of Tokeen, AK

Finding a Tokeen, AK Suboxone Doctor

When choosing a Suboxone doctor in Tokeen, AK one should first do their research on the options that are accessible and covered by their insurance provider. In addition to finding financially viable doctors, make sure they are qualified. Qualified physicians and mid-level practitioners in America must have an X-license in order for them to prescribe Suboxone as a medication assisted treatment option for an opioid addict. These individuals should also offer some sort of supplementary addiction support to ensure success whether that involves outpatient programs, or other evidence-based treatment options to increase success while on Suboxone.

Success Rates of Suboxone Maintenance and Medication Assisted Detoxification

Success rates of Suboxone maintenance vary from individual to individual. However, it is widely supported that Suboxone is the most realistic medically assisted detox option to battle opioid addiction. In regard to Suboxone as medication assisted treatment, research has proven that like other medications used for opioid treatment there is still a risk for abuse. Due to the risk of abuse, it is highly advised by prescribing physicians that MAT is monitored closely to increase the likelihood of success. Again, the greatest success rates are recorded when individuals on Suboxone for opioid abuse combine medical treatment with other behavioral therapies andevidence-based options. In spite of the stigma that the recovery community may often face, lots of people believe the research is clear and that medication assisted treatment can create success stories!

Alternatives to Suboxone Treatment in Tokeen, AK

Suboxone is only one of several treatment options for opioid addiction. There are alternative substances that have previously been used in Tokeen, AK to treat addiction to opiates, including methadone and Naltrexone. These medications might be available to you but have different regulations. For instance, methadone can only be administered at a licensed methadone clinic and not by an individual practitioner. For struggling addicts who are determined to get clean and who have a supportive home environment or who live in a sober house, these medication assisted treatment options might work for you.

There are contraindications for the use of Suboxone for supporting recovery from opioid addiction. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent thoughts of suicide
  • Untreated dual diagnosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Previous allergic reaction to Suboxone
  • Taking other medications that do not react well with Suboxone
  • Past abuse of medication assisted treatments

Addicts who are not a good candidate for Suboxone treatment, going cold turkey may be the best alternative option. Addicts who plan to abstain from heroin use, or any other opioid, can expect severe flu-like withdrawal symptoms and severe cravings. It is strongly advised to get admitted to a Tokeen, AK opioid detox facility that can provide continuous care and monitoring.

Choosing a Alaska Suboxone Doctor

When looking for a Suboxone Doctor in Alaska there are a number of factors to think about. To get the best success via MAT, working with a Suboxone doctor that provides attentive treatment is critical for success. Talk with the physician and ask them how closely they monitor their clients, if they ever allow patients to take a few doses of Suboxone home to be self-administered, and the length of time before they typically start allowing patients to self-administer multiple doses.

Availability, distance, and office hours are also key factors to consider when looking for a Suboxone doctor. Due to limits on the number of patients a physician can care for, it may be challenging to find a qualified physician in or near Alaska. However, if you have various personal responsibilities, then driving a long distance every day for your Suboxone treatment may be difficult. Our directory or helpline can help you in looking for a physician who works well for you and who is currently accepting new patients.

Success Rates of Suboxone Maintenance and Medically Assisted Detox

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

Treatment via a Suboxone doctor can be paid for via insurance or self pay. Find out what your payment options are by reaching out to your Suboxone Doctor’s office. Remember that not all doctors accept all insurance plans. 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 confirm your deductible, out of pockets, and copays prior to going to the Suboxone Doctor in Alaska.

Alternatives to Suboxone Treatment in Alaska

The medication Suboxone is a combination of two drugs. Those drugs are buprenorphine and naloxone, and the combination of the two has been approved by the FDA for medical treatment of opioid addiction. However, in recent years Suboxone has received a lot of criticism because of the possibility of addiction to Subxone. There has also been an increase observed of addicts in MAT programs Alaska having accidental overdoses. Due to this it has prompted others to seek alternative options. Alternative treatments addicts have invested in include methadone, going cold turkey, Subutex, or vivitrol. There are many options available and each individual should research every option available with their doctor before determining which will be most effective to combat opioid addiction.