Doctor in Snellville, GA
Suboxone Treatment for Addiction
Lifestyle Pain Management & Wellness Center
We are nonjudgmental office. We treat our patients with respect. We are aware that addiction is a disease and realize it can be a life-long battle. We do our best to guide our patients through this difficult time in their life. We help patients manage their addiction by using a medication called suboxone. Suboxone allows patients to resume a normal lifestyle while managing their addiction. It is strongly recommended that patients manage their addition with the guidance of an addiction counselor, or attend NA or AA classes. Monthly urine drugs screens are required to verify that patients remain compliant while in treatment.
How Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) Works
Suboxone can be administered in either as a tablet or a film. Should you take the film, it’s important to let it dissolve undisturbed on your tongue. This means you should avoid chewing, swallowing, or talking to avoid disrupting its effective distribution.
Potential Side Effects
Suboxone and Mental Health
Suboxone is a Category C drug, which means using it carries the potential for causing congenital disabilities and even complications during pregnancy, although it’s considered generally safe for usage. A newborn baby can even experience a level of withdrawal. However, compared to the dangers of opioid abuse, Suboxone treatment is the preferable choice.