Suboxone, also known as Buprenorphine, is a frequently recommended substance used to treat Opioid Dependence. Physicians who prescribe Suboxone will often also suggest tandem involvement in Substance Abuse Treatment, or 12 Step Program. Suboxone can be administered many ways; the most common are:
- Suboxone Strips taken sublingually (under the tongue)
- On the skin as a transdermal patch
- a subcutaneous injection called Sublocade
- A six-month continuous delivery Probuphine subdermal implant
Choosing a Indiana Suboxone Doctor
When choosing a Suboxone Doctor in Indiana there are a few important factors to consider. To ensure success via MAT, finding a physician that provides attentive treatment is an important aspect of recovery. Connect with the license practitioner and ask them how closely they monitor their clients, if they typically allow clients 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 key factors to consider when looking for a license practitioner. Because of limits on the number of patients a license practitioner can see, it may be challenging to located a qualified license practitioner in or near Indiana. 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 assist you in looking for a license practitioner who works well for you and who is currently accepting new patients.
Success Rates of Suboxone Maintenance and Medically Assisted Detox
An addictive substance in itself, there is significant uncertainty on whether Suboxone truly works to treat opioid addiction. Some doctors have said to have experienced great success with Suboxone treatment, but others were not as lucky. One study reported that 49% of participants abused prescription painkillers at a decreased rate while on Suboxone, but only 8.6% exhibited signs of recovery once the Suboxone treatment ended. Other studies did not show long term recovery with a less than 10% success rate once treatment stopped, regardless of whether Suboxone treatment was combined with therapy or not.
Alternatives to Suboxone Treatment in Indiana
The opioid addiction treatment 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 to address opioid addiction. However, over the past few years Suboxone has received significant criticism due to the risks of addicts developing an addiction to this drug. We have also seen a rise of patients in MAT programs Indiana having accidental overdoses. Due to this it has triggered others to look for other options. Other options patients have tried include methadone, going cold turkey, Subutex, or vivitrol. Various options are available and each person should look into each option available with their physician before .