What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, meaning that it blocks the effects of opioids in the body; for this reason, it is often used clinically to reverse opioid overdoses. Naloxone is used in conjunction with buprenorphine in order to act as a deterrent for misuse. Naloxone is inactive when it is swallowed, but active when injected. If the user injects the Suboxone instead of taking it as prescribed, the naloxone will cause precipitated withdrawal, making the user sick and discouraging them from abusing again.
What type of Suboxone treatment does Two Dreams offer?
Access to buprenorphine and probuphine is available through the Two Dreams admissions department. Our programs include induction, written prescriptions, and counseling sessions with the on-staff psychiatrist. The initial visit includes a detailed medical/addiction history, urine drug testing, and office visits for the first month of treatment. We do not accept insurance for the first month of treatment, however we will work with the patient to draw up a payment plan if necessary.
Subsequent treatment is scheduled on a monthly basis; for patients with medical insurance we will make contact with your insurance company to determine coverage eligibility. We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid. All patients will be given a prescription for their Suboxone, which will need to be filled by a pharmacy of the patient’s choice. Two Dreams does not provide any medications.
Patients admitted to the Outer Banks may start or continue Suboxone as appropriate if indicated by our professional healthcare team
Frequently Asked Questions
Many questions arise when seeking treatment for drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, and the other co-occurring conditions we treat.
Some of the most common questions we hear from our clients and their families are as follows.
If you have any other questions, contact us to speak to our caring staff.