Opioid addiction treatment
How Suboxone Opioid Treatment Works
At National Addiction Specialists, we use suboxone to treat opioid addiction via Telemedicine
Suboxone is an FDA-approved medicine that can help people who are addicted to opioids. Suboxone works by blocking opioid receptors in the body to treat opioid addiction. This inhibits the body's response to other opioids and decreases the desire to use them. The first step in overcoming addiction is to deal with withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.
Suboxone may help opioid use disorder, but it should not be the only treatment option. It works best as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counseling and other support services from skilled and qualified Suboxone doctors near you.
How Suboxone Treatment Works
3 Stages of Suboxone Treatment
STEP 1: Induction
Your first telemedicine call with your provider will be learning about your history of opioid abuse to help transition you to a clean life using suboxone to curb your cravings and stop your withdrawals. Your provider is certified to understand your level of withdrawals and dose you properly to manage your symptoms to provide relief.
STEP 2: Stabilization
After your induction visit, your provider will give you a stabilization program. As with your first visit, the scheduled “return” visits will also be via telemedicine. Your provider will e-prescribe the medication/prescription and instruct you on the dosage of suboxone that you should take and perform this screening process to assess how you are feeling. And will make any changes until the dose is appropriate for you.
STEP 3: Maintenance
Opioid addiction is a chronic disease that requires ongoing monitoring, care, and support. Suboxone maintenance can be highly effective if the patient is diligent with appointments and individual/group counseling. The primary benefits of suboxone maintenance include significantly decreasing the risk of relapse.
What is Suboxone and How Can It Help With Opioid Addiction Recovery?
Suboxone can help with opioid addiction by:
- Suboxone contains buprenorphine, which helps reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms, making it easier for people to quit taking opioids.
- Blocking the effects of other opioids: Suboxone contains Naloxone, which can counteract the effects of other opioids and help to reduce the risk of relapse.
- Suboxone’s buprenorphine can help balance brain chemistry, reducing cravings and the possibility of overdose.
- Suboxone can help people with opioid addiction improve their general function, physical and mental health, and ability to engage in daily activities.
Suboxone treatment can help many people who are suffering from opioid addiction. Read more here about the different benefits of suboxone treatment for opioid addiction.
Suboxone Treatment Near Me
Our Telemedicine Services
Online Suboxone Doctor
Medication-Assisted treatment (MAT) Program
Virtual Counseling and Behavioral Therapies
How to Start Suboxone Treatment with Our Online Suboxone Doctors
All appointments, meetings, and group or individual counseling are conducted over the phone or through telemedicine. Suboxone treatment is more accessible when you have access to the proper assistance and care in the convenience of your own home.
Download the Zoom App on your phone and computer. (Try it with a family member or friend so you understand how to use it and ensure your connection, audio, and video are working correctly). Click on the link sent to you in your email or text message 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment with Zoom. Your appointment will either be by Telehealth or Telephonics.
Quick Guide to Using Zoom from a smartphone or computer:
Benefits of Telemedicine Opioid Addiction Suboxone Treatment
There are several reasons why telemedicine may be an effective treatment option for opioid addiction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone that treats opioid dependence. Buprenorphine has a mild mimicking effect of other opioids, while naloxone blocks brain receptors to prevent risk from any abuse. These drugs help curb cravings and stop withdrawals. Studies show a high success rate using suboxone for recovery. Click here to learn how suboxone treatment works.
Medically supervised withdrawal is the safest way to detox from opioid dependence. Under the care of your provider, you will receive a specialized plan based on your opioid use history. Patient addiction to short-acting or long-acting opioids is considered in determining if detoxification will involve direct induction or buprenorphine tapering. Each provider will make an individualized decision based on each patient’s circumstances regarding opioid withdrawal and recovery.
Suboxone appointments and counseling are conducted via Telemedicine or Telephonics using Zoom App on your phone or computer. Behavioral health counseling usually lasts 30 minutes or more in duration. More frequent counseling sessions are available for patients based on their individual counseling needs and requests. Click here to learn more about telemedicine suboxone treatment.
National Addiction Specialists and Dr. Elkin have contracted with the state of Tennessee’s Medicaid providers for reimbursement of services to those insured. Medicaid will pay for the required visits and medication.
Some private insurers are accepted. Please call (615) 994-1000 before your visit to confirm. Check with your private carrier to determine if you have a copay or deductible associated with your policy, or learn more about suboxone clinic that accepts TennCare here.
We put emphasis on your privacy rights. To foster confidence and make patients feel at ease when seeking necessary care. We educate patients not only on the effectiveness of suboxone treatment, but also on their privacy rights and how their personal and medical records are maintained using HIPAA-compliant technologies.