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Opioid Addiction Solutions® is dedicated to the affordable treatment and end of opioid dependency. We are a goal-oriented, results-driven practice providing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Subutex®, etc) to help our patients affordably overcome and end their opioid dependency without having to go through withdrawals. Our patients are treated with dignity and respect while confidentiality and discretion are assured. When necessary, we advocate for our patients in family, legal and employment matters.
Although we do not accept insurance, we do assist our patients in filing for reimbursement from their insurance companies.
Buprenorphine: is the active ingredient in Suboxone®, Subutex®, etc and it itself is an opioid. But unlike opioid prescription painkillers, methadone and heroin, which are full opioid agonists, buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist. Buprenorphine attaches to the same receptors in the brain that other opioids attach to, but it's maximal effects are less than those of full agonists. Buprenorphine produces sufficient agonist effect to enable opioid-dependent individuals to discontinue the misuse of opioids and function normally without experiencing withdrawal symptoms, impairment or cravings. With appropriate dedication, motivation, counseling and behavioral therapy, buprenorphine treatment can allow for successful tapering of dose and, ultimately, ENDING opioid dependence. In addition, buprenorphine has been shown to carry a lower risk of abuse, addiction, and side effects compared to full opioid agonists.
A number of clinical trials have established that buprenorphine is effective for: