BARRIER ISLANDS PSYCHIATRY’S SUBOXONE PROGRAM
Barrier Islands Psychiatry offers a comprehensive outpatient Suboxone Treatment Program for various substance addictions. Suboxone(Buprenorphine/Naloxone) is an FDA-approved medication to Treat Opioid Dependence. Opioids are a class of drugs that includes the illicit substance Heroin and powerful narcotic pain medications such as; Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Methadone, Morphine, Oxycodone, and many others. Suboxone relieves the cravings and withdrawal symptoms from these opioids by coating the nerve cells in the brain and body, this helps prevent relapse.
Our Physicians are experts in Addiction Medicine. The Relapse Prevention Group also serves these patients on their road to recovery. Individual therapy is also an option as we have Therapists that work in addiction. The clinical staff at Barrier Islands Psychiatry, has the ability to assess and treat co-occurring disorders, with a focus on restoring full mental and physical functioning. Barrier Islands Psychiatry can individualize treatment for each patient.
Typically patients will come to their appointment in withdrawal and will be given a Subutex(Buprenorphine Hydrochloride)prescription. Patients will need another to accompany them to the appointment to go and pick up said prescription. Patients are seen in the office for an appointment for two days after that. Patients are closely monitored after with regular appointments to ensure recovery and remission. Patients who have been on Suboxone in the past are also accepted into this program.
This option is for patients that already have a Suboxone prescription and are transitioning care from another Provider. Patients must present with an active prescription, bringing the prescription bottle to the appointment is necessary.
WHAT IS SUBOXONE?
Suboxone (buprenorphine) is an FDA approved medication to treat opioid dependence. Opioids are narcotic pain medications like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine and illegal drugs like heroin. Suboxone relieves cravings and withdrawal from opioids and helps prevent relapse so that patients can engage in therapy and return their lives to normal.