Active Treatment: Counseling + Suboxone treatment

In-office suboxone-assisted treatment—suboxone medication with counseling is used to help suppress withdrawal symptoms and decrease cravings.

It is well-known that counseling by itself does not work for opiate addicts because there is an underlying bio chemical dependence that needs to be addressed medically. That being said I believe that there is also little use in simply taking medication without exploring why the person is prone to opiate addiction. I do extensive one on one counseling supplemented with suboxone treament.
*Suboxone or the Generic drug will be used based on your insurance policy.

Suboxone Detox

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.