Suboxone Management

Suboxone Management services offered in Brevard, NC

Suboxone Management

If you’re dependent on opioids and want to break an addiction to maximize your mental and physical health, turn to Davidson River Recovery in Brevard, North Carolina. Thomas Lindsay, MD, and Nancy Long, FNP, offer Suboxone® management to help you break away from opioid dependence without feeling uncomfortable. Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation by phone or request one online to learn more.

What is Suboxone management?

Suboxone, containing buprenorphine and naloxone, is a medication in the form of a sublingual film. It’s used to overcome opioid dependency, a common condition in the United States. Examples of opioids include:

  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Methadone
  • Oxymorphone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Heroin

Some of these drugs are prescribed for pain, while others are used illegally. Davidson River Recovery providers specialize in Suboxone management, reducing cravings for opioids and withdrawal symptoms.  

When does a person need Suboxone for opioid addiction?

Suboxone management combats opioid dependency, which is often associated with the following symptoms:

  • Feeling high
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not taking opioids
  • Needing more and more opioids
  • Cravings for opioids
  • Frequent accidents
  • Poor decision-making
  • Poor job or school performance
  • Trouble with the law
  • Struggling interpersonal relationships

Overdose is also a concern when taking opioids, as opioid overdose can cause severe medical problems or even death. 

You should consider Suboxone management if you want to break your opioid addiction without negative withdrawal symptoms and have a better chance of success.

Is Suboxone management right for me?

Your Davidson River Recovery specialist completes a thorough evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for Suboxone management. They discuss your symptoms, lifestyle habits, and the amount and type of opioids you use. Tell your provider about other medications you may take.

They complete a psychiatric evaluation to determine which mental health challenges you may have (depression, anxiety, etc.) in addition to opioid addiction. You might require a physical exam, blood testing, urine tests, or other diagnostic tests before your specialist personalizes a treatment plan. 

What should I expect during Suboxone management?

When taking Suboxone to overcome opioid dependency, it’s important to take the medicine exactly as directed and keep it out of the reach of children. Simply place the medicine (in film form) in your mouth as instructed by your provider.

They suggest undergoing behavioral therapy in addition to taking medicine to ensure the most effective, long-lasting results.

It’s important not to stop taking Suboxone film suddenly, as doing so can cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sweating, shaking, diarrhea, muscle aches, or anxiety. When it’s time, your mental health specialist works with you to gradually taper off of Suboxone.

Stay in contact with your provider during Suboxone management, and call the office any time with questions or concerns.

Schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment at Davidson River Recovery by phone or request one online today.