Suboxone is a prescription medication for the treatment of addiction to prescription opioid painkillers (including Fentanyl, Percocet, Vicodin, Codeine, and OxyContin) and street opioid drugs (including heroin). Suboxone is a brand name, and is actually the combination of buprenorphine (a partial opioid agonist) and naloxone (a pure opioid antagonist).
Suboxone must be administered by a doctor, and while it is not a magic bullet for treating opioid addictions, we found it to be very effective for certain patients in certain situations. On admission, our medical staff will determine if you are a candidate for our Suboxone Treatment Program
For more information about Suboxone and to talk to a professional about whether or not it’s a good fit for you, contact us at (307) 265-3791 or fill out this online form.
The Suboxone Treatment Program
Suboxone is an amazing drug, but it can only do so much. We’ve developed a comprehensive Suboxone Treatment Program at Wyoming Recovery to maximize the effectiveness of the drug in treating patients with opioid dependency. Our medical staff at Wyoming Recovery is trained in the use of Suboxone and our entire team — from our medical staff to our case managers and licensed therapists — has expertise in using Suboxone to deal with opioid dependence and addiction. Our team provides support for patients throughout all phases of this medical and evidence-based treatment program.
How Suboxone Works
The buprenorphine in Suboxone delivers a very diminished opioid dose to a patient who is addicted to a stronger opioid, while the naloxone blocks many of the effects of opioids and can even reverse the effects of opioids already in a patient’s system.
Our Suboxone Treatment Program involves using Suboxone as a replacement for a patient’s traditional opioid use in the detoxification process. As the opioids in your system leave your brain’s opioid receptors, the buprenorphine moves in. This suppresses the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that would normally occur during opioid detox.
It’s especially useful in situations where patients need to detox while remaining at home. In these cases, even if a patient relapses and tries to take normal opioids, the Suboxone suppresses the effects, so there is little reason for a patient to continue trying to get their pleasure response.
Suboxone must be administered by a doctor,and while it is not a magic bullet for treating opioid addictions, we found it to be very effective for certain patients in certain situations. On admission, our medical staff will determine if you are a candidate for our Suboxone Treatment Program
Benefits of Suboxone Treatment
- Easier Detoxification — Patients on suboxone generally experience a milder detox process with fewer and milder withdrawal symptoms.
- Long Lasting — Once maintained, the frequency of prescription is determined by the physician and can vary from weekly to monthly, depending on the patient’s needs.
- Safer — Unlike the traditional opioids it replaces, Suboxone alone is unlikely to result in an overdose.
- Reduced Overall Health Risks — Opioid addicts often take part in high-risk behavior, especially if they are injecting opioids. Suboxone replaces their opioid intake and reduces risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis C and other diseases spread through shared needle use.
- Blocks Other Opioids — Suboxone blocks the effects of other opioids, so if a patient takes an opioid, they won’t receive any pleasurable effects.
- Greater Program Flexibility — Compared to the traditional requirements of methadone treatment programs, Suboxone offers patients and their doctors more flexibility and privacy.
Referrals for Suboxone can be made by healthcare professionals — including psychiatrists, internists, nurses, psychotherapists, and addiction specialists. Potential patients can also call our program directly and schedule an evaluation. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, call Wyoming Recovery at (307) 265-3791 or fill out this online form.
Your confidentiality is important to us. Unlike methadone and other clinics, Wyoming Recovery’s Suboxone Treatment Program is office-based. Our addiction treatment team is trained and experienced in the process of transitioning patients with opioid dependence to Suboxone in the privacy and convenience of our medical office or residential inpatient program. Wyoming Recovery can also arrange for patients to be maintained by their referring physician — or another certified physician in their community — according to their needs.