Subutex Treatment for an Opioid Addiction

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Proudly serving Rhode Island, our subutex clinics provide adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

How It Works and Is It Safe?

Subutex is commonly prescribed to individuals who are battling an addiction to opioids. This medication, which has been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is extremely safe when taken as prescribed under the close supervision of a trained professional as part of an approved treatment protocol. Subutex provides patients with relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal while eliminating cravings for additional opioid use.

Can I Become Addicted to Subutex?

Subutex is composed of buprenorphine, which can be addictive. However, when Subutex is taken as prescribed, the risk for addiction is extremely low. Rhode Island Comprehensive Treatment Centers closely monitor patients throughout their time in treatment, which significantly reduces the risk for Subutex abuse and addiction.

Will Subutex Show Up on a Drug Screening?

Use of Subutex will not cause a patient to test positive should a drug screen be required during the course of treatment. A specific test is required in order to detect the presence of buprenorphine within the system.

How Long Will I Need to be on Subutex?

The length of time that a patient remains on Subutex will be dependent upon his or her individual treatment goals and progress throughout the course of treatment. While some individuals may remain on Subutex long-term, others may only utilize it for a short period of time. At Rhode Island Comprehensive Treatment Centers, patients work closely with their treatment team members in order to determine the optimal length of time for them to take Subutex.

Does Subutex Interact with Other Drugs or Medications?

The use of Subutex can cause interactions when taken with other prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and substances of abuse. Patients should notify their treatment provider prior to incorporating the use of Subutex into their treatment plan to ensure that no dangerous interactions occur. Of course, patients who are prescribed this medication should not use alcohol or any other recreational drugs.

Can I Stop or Switch to a Different Medication?

Individuals who no longer wish to remain on Subutex should work closely with their treatment team in order to safely taper off of their mediation. Individuals who abruptly stop taking Subutex place themselves at an increased risk for developing withdrawal symptoms. Once Subutex is out of a patient’s system, he or she can then either transition onto a different medication or remain substance-free without the assistance of a prescription.

What is the Cost of  Subutex Treatment?

Rhode Island Comprehensive Treatment Centers provide patients with personalized treatment plans that meet their individual requirements and goals. Because of this, cost of care will vary from patient to patient. To learn more about the cost of care based upon your unique treatment requirements, please reach out to one of Rhode Island Comprehensive Treatment Centers intake team members today.