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Suboxone Treatment

Health Solutions -  - Board Certified Family Medicine

Health Solutions

Board Certified Family Medicine & Board Certified Pain Medicine Physicians located in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Olympia Fields, IL, & Munster, IN

If you’re one of the more than 2.1 million Americans with an opioid use disorder, Suboxone® treatment may be able to ease cravings and help you beat addiction. At Health Solutions in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Flossmoor, Illinois, and Munster, Indiana, the team of board-certified family medicine and pain management specialists offers Suboxone treatment to those struggling with opioid addiction. To schedule an appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Suboxone Treatment Q & A

What is Suboxone treatment?

Suboxone is a prescription medication used to treat adults who are dependent on opioids. Some common medications or drugs that Suboxone treatment helps with include:

  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Methadone
  • Morphine
  • Opium
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxycontin

If you’re addicted to opioids, it isn’t safe or feasible to wean off them on your own. Doing so presents uncomfortable, and, in some cases, life-threatening side-effects.

Suboxone treatment replaces your use of opioids with a medically supervised program. Throughout treatment, your Health Solutions doctor monitors your progress and adjusts the dosage as necessary. Suboxone treatment curbs cravings. This allows you to avoid relapse and return to your normal quality of life.

How do I know if Suboxone treatment is right for me?

Only a qualified medical professional can determine if Suboxone treatment is right for you. Prior to recommending a specific treatment plan, your Health Solutions doctor conducts a physical and neurological exam and reviews your medical history. They also ask you questions about your use of opioids, including the frequency and amount you take regularly.

After gathering this information, your Health Solutions doctor develops a custom care plan. Suboxone treatment is safe and well-tolerated, so if you’re grappling with addiction, you likely benefit.

Can I become addicted to Suboxone?

Suboxone is a powerful medication. As such, it’s possible to become addicted. However, the team at Health Solutions monitors you regularly to prevent this from happening. Additionally, Suboxone contains two ingredients, buprenorphine and naloxone. These medications stimulate the same receptors in your brain as opioids. However, instead of providing a “high,” they help you stay focused and productive.

How long does Suboxone treatment take?

The length of Suboxone treatment varies from person to person. Some people only require medication for a month or two; others need several months or years. Ultimately, Suboxone stops your cravings and prevents withdrawal. To achieve the best possible results from treatment, your Health Solutions doctor might recommend complementary therapies like counseling, regular exercise, and stress management. 

Is it safe to take other medications with Suboxone?

Suboxone treatment is safe and well-tolerated, but it can cause interactions with other medications. If your Health Solutions doctor determines that you’re a good candidate for Suboxone treatment, they also ask you to stop drinking alcohol and avoid sleeping pills, narcotic sedatives, and painkillers. 

If you’re interested in exploring Suboxone treatment further, schedule an appointment at Health Solutions. Call the office nearest you or book online today.