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A 45-year-old member asked:

What requirements exist for suboxone treatment programs?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
undefined 35 years experience
Opiate Dependency: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine plus a short acting opiate blocker called naloxone. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic partial opiate agonist. That means, it has very unique properties compared with other opiates like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Suboxone can take away the cravings for opiates so the addict can work on figuring out why he or she takes opiates in the first place. Suboxone saves lives.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
I assume....: Your question is about criteria for admission to a treatment program. If you admit that you have an opioid addiction and will be paying cash it is very unlikely the program will turn you away. If you will be using insurance then the program will usually get your ins. Co. To approve and authorize the admission and treatment.

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