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Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers Using Suboxone by State

Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers Using Suboxone by State

Treatment Centers Using Suboxone In the United States

Opioid addiction in the United States has become an ever growing epidemic, and cities throughout the USA are facing problems with heroin, pain medication, and other illicit opiates. Crime and drug addiction become a very vicious circle for many addicts, while others become physically dependent on opiates because of a prescription that may have never been stopped or has been taken long past the time it was needed. There are numerous drug and alcohol treatment programs throughout the country that are able to help and treat opioid addiction, along with very effective drug and alcohol detox programs that will be able to handle the most severe addictions, and safely withdrawal a person off of these drugs. The withdrawal process is the most difficult part in this type of addiction or physical dependency, as depending on the amount a person is taking; it can be potentially life threatening for the individual if they abruptly stop taking these drugs. Many users will turn to other means to help them detox, and one of those methods are the use of Suboxone, which is used in treatment and detox from opiates.

Suboxone is an opioid replacement therapy that, when taken on a consistent timeline it will help prevent a person from experiencing opioid withdrawal and the sickness that comes with it. The FDA approved Suboxone in early 2000, and it provided another option for opiate addicts to use when withdrawing off of these drugs. When a patient seeks out this treatment, they must first be approved by a doctor licensed to prescribe it. Typically, this means that the individual’s health is at a point where they can handle taking this drug, and of course most doctors will recommend that the patient attends some form of drug and alcohol treatment to help treat their addiction issues and or substance abuse problems. Suboxone will also be prescribed in drug and alcohol treatment and detox programs, if a person seeks to attend a facility that offers it. The medication is typically is a tablet of some kind that is placed under the tongue and slowly dissolved, and it is very long-lasting and slow acting. The drug is taken once per day, and the prescribing doctor will determine the right dose that will be suited for the patient.

When looking at Suboxone treatment it is best to first talk to a doctor, and even an addiction's counselor, someone who is familiar with the treatment. This way, it can be decided if this treatment is best for the situation a person may be in. Suboxone treatment has typically worked well for short term opiate users, or individuals who have not been using opiates for long periods of time. This also includes opiate users who are not on large dosages of these drugs, but that is not to say that it has not helped heavy users and long term addicts. These types of treatments are being offered more throughout the drug and alcohol rehabilitation sector in the United States, and this treatment combined with effective drug and alcohol counseling, and therapy have helped handle many different forms of opioid addiction.

Addiction Treatment Centers Using Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment is a process of using suboxone and or buprenorphine along with behavioral counseling to help opioid addicts. These types of programs also use methadone along with buprenorphine and naltrexone. Methadone is only available at an opioid treatment program that is certified by the SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse and Treatment. Buprenorphine can be prescribed by medical practitioners and authorized physicians who have received specific training. All medical practitioners who can prescribe drugs can prescribe injectable naltrexone. In 2008 around 15% of treatment facilities were offering buprenorphine services, and by 2018 this has increased to 33%.

In 2012 around 10% of treatment facilities offered extended-release injectable naltrexone, and by 2018 this number increased to 28% of treatment programs. In 2018, around 10% of all treatment facilities operated an opioid treatment program. In 2008 the percentage of opioid treatment programs providing methadone was approximately 56%, and by 2018 this has decreased to 25%. The number of opioid treatment programs providing methadone and buprenorphine has also reduced from 44% in 2008 to 39% in 2018. However, between 2012 and 2018, the number of treatment programs providing methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone increased from 12% to 28%. The number of treatment programs only offering buprenorphine and naltrexone increased from less than 1% to 3%.

Medically-assisted Detox programs with Suboxone in the United States

We provide a list of detoxification programs that use Suboxone during the detox process all over the United States. Some of the more populated states (such as California and Florida) will offer many facilities where you or a loved one can receive detox services using suboxone. Some states have barely any options when it comes to this type of detox method, but other detoxification methods may be available. If you need help, you can call us. Before choosing a detox with Suboxone, we recommend you contact the facility and confirm that the service is offered.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.