Suboxone ; Suboxone Doctors


Suboxone Treatment and Suboxone Withdrawal tips for Opiate Withdrawal and Addiction.

How Do I find a Doctor that is able to Prescribe Suboxone?

Not all Doctors are qualified to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid addiction. They must become certified by taking an eight-hour training course to obtain a waiver. (This course is now offered online, see naabt.org.) Even once they have become certified to prescribe, the law restricts Suboxone Doctors to a 30-patient limit per physician, or 100-patient limit for those who have had waivers for one year or longer.

The NAABT website provides two ways to find a Suboxone prescribing Doctor at: www.Patient-Doctor - Connection.com.  The first – “List of Certified Physicians” – generates a list of prescribing physicians in a specified mileage radius of the zip code entered. However, not all doctors opt to be on this national list originating at SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Alternately, we have the Patient/Physician Matching System. This free-of-charge online service is available 24/7, and allows patients to reach out for help anytime and with complete privacy.  It serves as a non-intimidating first step for those seeking treatment.

How it works: The patient registration process consists of a short list of questions to help match patients to physicians.  NAABT does not ask for patient’s name, address or telephone number.  After a patient submits the application, alert emails go out to physicians. Once an area Suboxone Doctor has the capacity to treat an additional patient, the NAABT Patient/Physician Matching System allows the physician to contact that patient confidentially by email to discuss treatment availability.  Counselors or advocates can register on behalf of patients who do not have computer access.


Buprenorphine/Naloxone Combination Tablets — What do They Mean for You?

Your physician has prescribed buprenorphine/naloxone combination tablets Suboxone for you. here are a few things you should know about this tablet before you begin taking it.

What is buprenorphine?  Buprenorphine is a type of drug called an opioid, similar to heroin, methadone or Oxycontin.  Taking buprenorphine will prevent you from going into withdrawal and should stop you from craving other opioids.

What is naloxone?  Naloxone counteracts opioids —including buprenorphine. If you take naloxone while you have an opioid in your system, or if you are dependent on opioids and find that you go into withdrawal without them, naloxone can trigger withdrawal.

That doesn’t make sense — why would my doctor prescribe a drug which will send me into withdrawal?  Your buprenorphine/naloxone combination tablets will not send you into withdrawal — provided you take them as your doctor prescribes!

If you dissolve the tablets under your tongue, or if you accidentally swallow one, the naloxone will not affect you — your body breaks the naloxone down too quickly for it to take effect!  However, if you inject a combination tablet, the naloxone will take effect.  You will probably not feel anything from the buprenorphine, and you could go into withdrawal. So —always take your Suboxone as your physician prescribes it. Don’t inject it, and don’t allow others to inject it.


Suboxone 8 mg tablets

Suboxone 8 mg tablets