My Choice Recovery
We provide outpatient treatment services for adults 18 years of age and older and expecting mothers.
Our services include but are not limited to:
-Evaluation of Mental Status
-Substance Dependence Assessment
-Individualized Treatment Plan
-Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment
What is Suboxone:
Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone used to treat individuals suffering from opioid abuse disorder. Buprenorphine is a mild opiate used to prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by opiates. Naloxone is an opiate antagonist used to reverse or eliminate the effects of opiates. Suboxone can be used for long-term treatment of opioid abuse disorder. However, Suboxone is a narcotic and can become addictive therefore a treatment plan and appropriate dosage should be administered and supervised by a licensed clinician.
How Does It Work:
Suboxone produces similar effects as opiates which lessens the brain’s need for the actual opiate drugs. It normally provides protection from opiates for 24 hours so your clinician will most likely recommend that your daily dose is taken at the same time each day. Suboxone is long-lasting and can work up to 3 days after being administered.
Is It Effective:
Suboxone along with a treatment plan is most effective when taken under the supervision of a clinician. Talk to your clinician about cravings or any other temptations you maybe experiencing before you start to abuse Suboxone. In order for Suboxone to work you will need a comprehensive treatment plan to help you to maintain sobriety.
Is It safe:
Suboxone was approved under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA) for office-based treatment of opioid dependency and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is a “maintenance medication” intended to help individuals reduce and quit their use of heroin or other opiates and pain relievers and should be taken as prescribed by your clinician or treatment professional.
Who we treat:
We treat adults 18 yrs of age and over and expecting mothers. Expecting mothers are treated with Subutex along with a comprehensive treatment plan. The difference between Subutex and Suboxone is the absence of Naloxone in Subutex. In comparison to methadone, using Subutex does not cause strong withdrawal symptoms during pregnancy.
Schedule an appointment to be seen by a licensed board certified clinician. No walk- ins accepted.
The day of your scheduled appointment you will be required to complete paperwork and to leave a payment. You will be given a drug test, physical examination, evaluation of mental status and a comprehensive substance dependence assessment.
Based on your drug test the clinician will determine when you should start Suboxone.
Once you have started Suboxone you will be scheduled to come back every two weeks based on your tolerance and reaction. Individual response to Suboxone may vary so your appointments may be more or less frequent based on your tolerance. Your medication will be adjusted until you no longer experience withdrawal symptoms or cravings.
Drug test will be given at visit.
Your compliance of your individualized treatment plan and progress will be closely monitored by your clinician. If your progress is good then monthly visits will be considered sufficient. Your length of treatment will be determined by you and your clinician and may vary depending on your individual need.