Active Treatment: Counseling + Suboxone treatment
In-office suboxone-assisted treatment—suboxone medication with counseling is used to help suppress withdrawal symptoms and decrease cravings.
Suboxone’s primary ingredient – buprenorphine, in all its forms, is rivaling methadone in the treatment of opiate addiction for good reason – it works well. The success rate of recovery geared therapy aided by Suboxone has been reported to be as high as 88% after six months!
Suboxone In The News
This is a link to a CBS news spot about Suboxone. It has some good graphics and a testimonial. Several caveats: the link states that any Family Doctor can prescribe it, and it makes it sound like it is still being studied and not available. Neither of these is true. You can get it from your doctor if he or she has a special license and it has been available for about five years. I am sure that there are special studies still going on, but its effectiveness has already been proven. Makes you wonder about our “major” news sources and their accuracy! Official Suboxone Site
Painfree Detox Outpatient Protocol:
- Initial Meeting: a 1 hour interview to determine whether the patient is a good candidate for Suboxone aided recovery.
- Second day: After having abstained from opiate use for 24 hours, the patient will take Suboxone while being monitored for 2 hours by Dr. Lynch.
- Third day: Should the patient react favourably to the Suboxone, Dr. Lynch will prescribe a 15 day supply.
- Biweekly Therapy and refills follow.