When your use of opioids for pain relief becomes an addition, Suboxone® treatment may be able to help. At Anchor Care in Green Brook, New Jersey, Adetutu Ogunmefun, DNP, provides Suboxone treatment to help you ease off of opioids without unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and cravings. If you or a loved one needs assistance with Suboxone treatment, call today or use this website to book an appointment.
Suboxone® contains an active ingredient called buprenorphine. The FDA-approved medication is only available via prescription to treat opioid addiction.
It can help you reduce your dependence for opioids if you find you can’t stop using them. Suboxone binds with the same brain receptors as many opioid substances. Because the Suboxone fills these receptors, the opioids have nothing to bind with, muting their effect.
Suboxone also contains an ingredient called naloxone, which remains inactive unless the drug is misused.
Suboxone fills up the same pleasure receptors as narcotics, so it can help with cravings and prevent intense withdrawal symptoms. It’s taken only under the guidance of an approved doctor, like Dr. Ogunmefun. She can help you use it appropriately while reducing your dependence for opioids.
Doctors often prescribe opioids for valid pain reasons. Most people have no trouble stopping their prescription once the pain has been resolved, but the opioids can cause dependence in some people.
Indications that you could benefit from Suboxone treatment to help you with opioid addiction include:
People with a personal or family history of drug abuse should be especially careful when using opioids.
Suboxone is only available from federally regulated clinics and for the sole purpose of opioid addiction treatment. You should take Suboxone only as prescribed and let the doctor know about any other medications you’re taking.
As a part of Suboxone treatment, you’ll also undergo regular urine toxicology screens and work with the doctor on a schedule to ensure your safety.
You’ll take Suboxone for one to two years, but in some cases, patients need to stay on it longer. Dr. Ogunmefun can schedule you for regular check-ins to contribute support and evaluate your progress.
If you or a loved one needs assistance with Suboxone treatment, call the Anchor Care office in Green Brook, New Jersey, or use this website to book an appointment today.