Pain Management

Our practice is intended for those patients who have tried and failed other treatments.

Detoxification Treament - Suboxone

What is SUBOXONE?

SUBOXONE is the first opioid medication approved under DATA 2000 for the treatment of opioid dependence in a private office setting. Treatment, including counseling, can help you rebuild your life.
How is SUBOXONE divided?

Suboxone is dividided in 5 phases:

* Intake
* Induction
* Stabilization
* Maintenance
* Medically Supervised Withdrawal

How does SUBOXONE works?

Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in SUBOXONE, works by strongly binding to opioid receptors. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that blocks other opioids from attaching to receptors in the brain. This treatment can help you to stop misusing opioids. At appropriate doses SUBOXONE can:

* Help to suppress withdrawal from prescription pain medications, heroin, or similar full opioids agonists.
* Help to decrease cravings for other opioids.
* Reduce the effects of full opioid agonists.

What is a Partial Opioid Agonist?

A partial agonist is an opioid that produces less effect than a full agonist when it binds to opioid receptors in the brain. The way different opioids work can be explained using a lock and key example. Receptors are like a lock to a door. Only the right key will fit the lock, and only opioid-like drugs fit opioids receptors. SUBOXONE is a partial opioid agonist. The key fits the lock but doesn't open the door all the way, so it produces less than full opioid agonist effects and, at the appropriate dose, blocks other opioids from opening the door fully.


What is Naloxone and Why is it in SUBOXONE?

Naloxone is a medication that is used to reverse overdoses of opioids. It does this by knocking other opioids off the receptors, preventing negative effects such as respiratory depression (slowed breathing). It is in SUBOXONE to deter people from dissolving SUBOXONE and injecting it.