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A 45-year-old member asked:

A friend of mine wants to get treatment for addiction, he is thinking of suboxone. what all does this entail?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Commitment: Commitment is needed. Counseling, showing up for appointments, taking the medication as it is prescribed, and making lifestyle changes and personal choices for their benefit.
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Personalized program: Firstan evaluation to see if he is a suitable for such treatment. If so, he needs to stop all use of opioids, wait for withdrawal to occur then he starts treatment. He is seen frequently maybe 1-2 times a week, and prescribed just enough to last till next visit. Gradually the frequency of visits is decreased.He then stays on the med. Indefinitely.There are many other impt. Psychosocial components.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 7, 2016

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