A patient wanting to stop using opioids and heroin can find it very challenging. This is because the need to satisfy cravings can be so intense. As a result, the patient feels hopeless about quitting.
A.M.C. is committed to providing each patient with a high quality but affordable medication-assisted treatment. A patient can stay in treatment by suppressing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings with the right dose of medication. In return the patient can then concentrate on the counseling needed to have a successful recovery.
Suboxone, Bunavail & Zubsolv
Suboxone, Bunavail, and Zubsolv are medications used to treat opioid or heroin abuse. These medications contain a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. While buprenorphine interacts with the same receptors in the brain that are affected by opioids, in contrast it does not give the high that results from opioid abuse. Naloxone works as an opiate antagonist because it block the receptors. Meaning it fills the opiate receptors in the brain so it won’t let other drugs activate these receptors. As a result, Naloxone fights opioid abuse because if an opioid is taken, the patient will get sick and experience severe withdrawal symptoms.
Medical Assistance Process
During the first appointment the doctor will meet one-on-one with the patient to learn their health history and develop a treatment program. The doctor will also administer the correct dosage of Suboxone, Bunavail, or Zubsolv and carefully monitor any reactions. The patient will immediately start to feel better as a result of the medication and after an hour will be allowed to leave the clinic. In the following appointments the patient will meet with the doctor and the medication will be decreased. The goal is to receive less and less dosage to the point where the patient comfortably is taken off the drug.
We offer flexible scheduling times to see the doctors and counselors. Patients are must schedule follow-up appointments every 28 days. This will ensure progression in the program. Counseling is also a required component of treatment. All visits are by appointment.