Opiate/Narcotic Dependence: Treatment with Suboxone
Dr. Baruch a Diplomate of ABAM (The American Board of Addiction
Medicine) and is ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) certified
and has special licensure to prescribe Suboxone, Subutex, or Buprenorphine
for the treatment of Opiate/Narcotic dependence.
is a synthetic opiate approved for the treatment of narcotic dependence.
It is used to treat heroin, Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin dependence
Patients need to be in withdrawal at the time of administration of the
first dosage of medication. This is not to make life difficult for the
patient but if the Suboxone is given prematurely the patient will go
into withdrawal, sometimes severe. For heroin, percocet, vicodin, it is
generally ok if the patient has not used in 24 hours. In the case of
OxyContin, Methadone, or Fentanyl (patches or lollypops), a longer
duration is needed before the Suboxone can be started.
advise the patient attend
AA meetings or some other form of sober support.
for details at Suboxone.com