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Transitioning From Methadone to Suboxone

We offer telemedicine and outpatient Suboxone treatment to overcome opioid dependence & addiction

From Methadone to Suboxone
Why Transition?

Here are some reasons why:

  • Difficulty presenting to an opioid treatment program (OTP) daily

  • Living far from an OTP

  • Desire or need to travel for work or vacation

  • Perceived stigma from taking methadone

  • Desire to take daily medication from home

  • No longer requiring the structure of an OTP

  • Body not tolerating methadone well

Medications We Prescribe
Symptomatic Management of Opioid Withdrawal

We know withdraw symptoms can feel unconfortable, but you can talk to your Outreach provider about our Medicated Assisted Treatment options:

  • Suboxone

    SUBOXONE® (buprenorphine and naloxone) is an FDA approved medication that is used to fight opioid or painkiller addiction. It suppresses withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings while blocking the effects of other opioids for at least 24 hours. Buprenorphine does not cause the euphoria that opioid drugs are associated with so its abuse potential is lower than methadone and other alternative medications. Our physicians will assess your current situation and put you on a prescription regimen that will give you the best chance of success.  Comes in film or tablet.

  • Vivitrol

    Vivitrol is a substance abuse medication that is an injectable form of naltrexone. It is an addiction medication that has helped many individuals remain drug-free during their initial recovery period. It has been used to treat both alcohol and opioid drug abuse by many addiction doctors. Vivitrol is given monthly, it’s considered to be one of the most convenient ways to remember to take the drug.  30 Day injection

  • Zubsolv

    Zubsolv is similar to  Suboxone in results but has some added benefits that patients like—notably taste, dissolve time, and price.  Small Tablet Form

  • Sublocade

    The FDA approved Indivior’s Sublocade, an extended-release buprenorphine injection for the treatment of moderate-to-severe opioid addiction in patients who have initiated treatment with Suboxone.  Sublocade is the first approved buprenorphine injection for the treatment of opioid addiction. 

  • Probuphine Implants

    Designed with four, small rods, the implant is placed under the skin in the upper part of your arm. The procedure for implantation takes approximately 10-15 minutes and can be done in an outpatient setting, such as your doctor’s office.

    Once implanted, Probuphine will continuously deliver buprenorphine to your body for six months. At the end of treatment, the device is removed in a procedure that takes roughly 20 minutes