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11Jan, 2022

Suboxone Clinic

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The Benefits Treatment & Counseling The Benefits of Suboxone Treatment & Counseling Overcoming an opioid addiction is an extremely difficult task. Once an individual becomes addicted to opioids, he or she will experience extremely uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal once the use of opioids ceases. Knowing that these symptoms will inevitability take place will cause many individuals to continue using. The cycle of addiction entraps many individuals into its tight grasp. By incorporating Suboxone into a comprehensive treatment plan, patients are able to avoid many painful symptoms of withdrawal, while lowering […]
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11Jan, 2022

Suboxone Clinic

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How It Works and Is It Safe? How Suboxone Treatment Works Comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone is a prescription medication given to individuals struggling with opioid addictions. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist and works with the same brain receptors that opioids do. Buprenorphine, however, does not create the same euphoric high that opioids do, which allows patients to experience lower opioid cravings as well as a reduction in withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that works by offsetting any adverse effects that opioids have on the body. […]
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Pain Clinic
22Jul, 2021

Suboxone Clinic

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Can I have an allergic reaction to Suboxone? Most allergies or adverse effects are minimal or absent when Suboxone is taken appropriately. Below, we list the most common side effects associated with Suboxone and how these can be managed. If you have any adverse reactions, you should contact your Suboxone-prescribing doctor immediately. Most Common Side Effects How to Manage Side Effect Headaches Aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen (if there are no contraindications) Nausea Consider spitting your saliva out after Suboxone is absorbed (rather than swallowing it); your doctor can prescribe anti-nausea medication […]
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Suboxone Clinic
22Jul, 2021

Suboxone Clinic

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Does Suboxone interact with cannabis? Recent research suggests that cannabis can elevate the levels of buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) in the blood. (1) We also know that both marijuana and Suboxone are depressant drugs, so they suppress the central nervous system and could potentially lead to respiratory depression (slowing or stopping breathing), coma, and even death. The dangers of combining Suboxone with cannabis are not as significant as combining Suboxone with benzodiazepines (like xanax, klonopin, ativan, valium) or with alcohol. However, patients should be aware of this potential threat, especially if they […]
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Suboxone Clinic
22Jul, 2021

Suboxone Clinic

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Is Suboxone safe for people with a co-existing psychological illness? Yes! In fact, treatment of opioid addiction and treatment of co-existing psychological illnesses (like depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, bipolar) go hand-in-hand. When a person is struggling with active addiction, it is very difficult for them to manage their mood and emotions. Also, active addiction can cause mood problems. And, when people are feeling depressed or anxious or having panic attacks, it makes it very difficult for them to take care of themselves, including engaging in addiction recovery efforts. People thus do […]
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Suboxone Clinic
22Jul, 2021

Suboxone Clinic

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However, if you forget to take it at your regular time, just take it later in the day. You can still take it again the next day at your regular time. What happens if I miss a Suboxone dose?Don’t panic. Suboxone typically lasts 36-48 hours in your system anyway! In fact, at one point, it used to be dosed every OTHER day. It is best to take Suboxone the same time every day and to take it all at one time. It is also best to take it in the […]
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Suboxone Clinic
22Jul, 2021

Urine Drug Screen

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What happens if I fail a urine drug screen during treatment? Urine drug testing is a tool used to support recovery and address relapse, and “failing” a urine drug screen test will not result in discharging patients from Buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment. Because buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) is a life-saving medication, our goal is to keep you on this evidence-based treatment as long as possible. We encourage patients to be honest and discuss relapses and close-calls so we can help maximize their chances of success in recovery. As a chronic disease, relapse is […]
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Suboxone Clinic
22Jul, 2021

Suboxone Clinic

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Does Suboxone show up on a drug test? Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) is NOT part of the standard drug screen so it should not show up on a standard test. For buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) to show up on a urine drug screen, someone would have to specifically order “buprenorphine” in addition to the standard drug test. If you are concerned about your employer checking for Buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) and using the test results in negative ways against you, our MD can provide an official letter explaining you have a […]
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Suboxone Clinic
21Jul, 2021

Suboxone Clinic

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What is Suboxone?Suboxone is the brand-name of a medication called Buprenorphine/Naloxone. It is a medication treatment for opiate addiction that can be prescribed in an office setting. Doctors require specialized training and licensing in order to prescribe it. Experts consider Suboxone safer than other medications when used for the treatment of an addiction to pain medication as part of a clinical treatment program. What is the Difference Between Suboxone, Methadone, and Naltrexone?Suboxone is a treatment for which you can get a prescription if you’re addicted to pain medication. It differs […]
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