Suboxone, also known as Buprenorphine, is a commonly use substance used for opioid dependence treatment. In an ideal situation, Suboxone would be prescribed by a practitioner, in conjunction with Substance Abuse Treatment, or 12 Step Program. Buprenorphine is munfactured in many forms; the most common include a sublingual strip, a transdermal patch, a subcutaneous injection, or a subdermal implant.
Choosing a New Jersey Suboxone Doctor
When in search for a Suboxone Doctor in New Jersey there are a few important factors to consider. To get the best outcome with MAT, choosing a practitioner that monitors your progress closely is key to achieving lasting recovery. Talk with the physician and inquire regarding their Suboxone treatment practices, if they typically allow clients to self-manage taking doses, and how long before they typically start allowing patients to self-administer multiple doses.
Availability, distance, and office hours are also main factors to consider when searching for a Suboxone doctor. Due to limits on the number of patients a physician can care for, it may be difficult to located a qualified physician in or near New Jersey. However, if you work, go to school, or have a family that relies on you, then driving across town for your Suboxone treatment might not be practical. Our directory or helpline can assist you in selecting a physician is a good match for your circumstances and who is currently taking new patients.
Success Rates of Suboxone Maintenance and Medically Assisted Detox
An addictive substance in itself, it is widely argued 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 while on Suboxone there was a reduced rate of prescription painkiller abuse at 49%, but only 8.6% exhibited success once the Suboxone treatment had` ceased. Other studies have shown similar relapse rates of about 90%, regardless of whether Suboxone treatment was combined with therapy or not.
Alternatives to Suboxone Treatment in New Jersey
Suboxone is only one of the multiple treatment options for opioid addiction. There are alternative drugs that have historically been used in New Jersey for opioid addiction treatment, including methadone and Naltrexone. These medications might be available to you but have different regulations. For instance, only methadone clinics can administer methadone. For struggling addicts who are motivated to find recovery 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 opioid addiction treatment. These include, but are not limited to:
- Presence of suicidal thoughts
- Untreated dual diagnosis
- Alcohol dependence
- Previous allergic reaction to Suboxone
- Drug interactions with other medications
- Previous abuse of methadone or Suboxone
Addicts who are not a good candidate for Suboxone treatment, abstinence may be the only alternative option. Addicts who plan to go through a clean-slate withdrawal can expect intense flu-like withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings. It is highly recommended to contact a New Jersey opioid detoxification facility that can provide continuous care and monitoring.