Suboxone® is a popular medicine for treating opioid addiction, but it cannot be prescribed by every doctor. Medical professionals must be qualified and certified for prescribing medicine to the patients. Suboxone® reduces the drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and it does not cause any euphoric conditions. So, medicine brings in positive thoughts in the field of opioid addiction treatment. Only suboxone doctors can prescribe the medicines since they hold special education training to prescribe the right dose to patients.
Norton Health Care has a team of experienced suboxone doctors who are helping patients to get rid of the addiction and to help them return to their normal, regular life. We have branches in Norton MA and Salem NH, and you will get the best support for your addiction treatment from us. Our Suboxone doctors analyze your severity of addictions and then prescribe the medicine that gives you faster relief.
Why You Need A Suboxone Doctor?
You can discuss your addiction treatment only with the suboxone doctors as they know how to hand your withdrawal symptoms by providing the right dose to you.
Many people struggling with opioid addiction often hesitate to visit a clinic for the treatment and this is because of the painful withdrawal phase and the unbearable drug cravings happened during the treatment process.
Norton Health Care introduces the MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) for the patients to include both medicines and behavioural therapy. While medicines reduce the withdrawal symptoms, behavioural therapy and the counselling help patients stay strong mentally and cherish positive thoughts for their lives. It can be considered a comprehensive treatment for your opioid addiction recovery.
Before the use of Suboxone, Methadone has been the part of the MAT treatment since the 1960s. Methadone provided the needed relief by reducing the withdrawal pain, and it did not cause high.
Methadone proved to be an effective medicine until the new law came into force to make the use of methadone somewhat prohibitive. Patients on methadone treatment needed to be in an opioid treatment program to receive the medicine.
The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) allows qualified doctors to prescribe the Suboxone® for opioid addiction treatment. Suboxone® is approved by the law as an opioid addiction treatment drug prescribed by certified doctors.
The law mentioned that only suboxone doctors who get special training in this field can prescribe the medicine, and this Act also limits the number of patients a suboxone doctor can treat, depending on the years of experience.
The purpose of suboxone:
Suboxone® is made with Buprenorphine and Naloxone. While buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, Naloxone is an opioid antagonist. Buprenorphine attaches to the opioid receptor sites in the brain, but the intensity is much lower than the full opioids. This is why Buprenorphine does not cause high, but it reduces withdrawal pain and drug cravings.
On the other hand, Naloxone is a known medicine that can reverse the effect of an opioid overdose. The presence of Naloxone in Suboxone® makes it a safer option for your health, reducing the chances of an opioid overdose.