An estimated 21-29% of people prescribed opioids to manage chronic pain misuse their medications, increasing their risk of addiction. At Coastal Pain Medicine in Pompano Beach, Florida, pain management specialist, Patrick Brennan, DO, and the team successfully use Suboxone® to help patients safely recover from addiction. Dr. Brennan also provides alternative treatment options to manage chronic pain. Call Coastal Pain Medicine or book an appointment online today to find out how Suboxone can work for you.
Suboxone is a medication that safely and effectively treats addiction to opioids, other prescription pain medications, and illegal drugs like heroin.
A combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone blocks the effects of opioid medications on your brain to discourage you from abusing them. The prescription medication stays in your system longer than the opioids and helps reduce the side effects common with opioid withdrawal. Suboxone can also stop your cravings to help prevent a relapse.
Dr. Brennan has certification from the United States federal government to treat drug addiction in his office using a Suboxone treatment plan.
While Suboxone isn’t a cure for opioid addiction, it can effectively reduce withdrawal symptoms and prevent cravings to help you overcome addiction.
Your Suboxone treatment continues under the supervision of the Coastal Pain Medicine team, and you can expect to participate in individual and group counseling sessions to achieve and maintain your recovery. Dr. Brennan might also recommend other medications in addition to Suboxone to help you break free from addiction.
Dr. Brennan works closely with you to find the lowest dose of Suboxone needed to treat your addiction. A single dose can block the effects of opioids for at least 24 hours, and taking the medicine won’t cause the euphoria, or high, that opioids and other drugs might.
To successfully treat opioid addiction, you can expect to take Suboxone for an extended period of time. Typically, treatment lasts between six months and a year, but it may be longer. If your treatment doesn’t last long enough, your risk for relapsing increases.
Because everyone has unique needs, Dr. Brennan and the Coastal Pain Medicine team tailor a Suboxone treatment plan just for you. They continue to monitor your progress in treatment to determine how long you need to take Suboxone.
Your treatment plan also includes effective therapeutic options for managing acute and chronic pain without additional risk for addiction.
If you’re unable to overcome an addiction to pain medications, find out if Suboxone therapy is right for you. Call Coastal Pain Medicine or request an appointment through the online booking feature today.