Will Suboxone® cure my opioid addiction?

While there is no “cure” for the disease of addiction, buprenorphine and buprenorphine compounds with naloxone, such as Suboxone®, can help individuals overcome their opioid addiction to lead more satisfying, productive lives. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) prevents withdrawal symptoms and manages cravings so that patients can focus on working with counselors to learn about addiction, recovery and relapse prevention.  The medication supports long-term recovery; it does not simply replace an old addiction with a new one. Together, patients and their counselors work to develop healthy strategies for coping with triggers and stressors, allowing them to reconnect with support systems and rebuild their lives.

What is the difference between Suboxone® and methadone?

Both medications are useful in controlling the withdrawals and cravings that patients experience when trying to recover from opioid addiction. Buprenorphine is a partial agonist, and it does not activate receptors to the same level as methadone. The effects felt have a ceiling, meaning they will not reach an excessive level, no matter how much the dose is increased. This makes buprenorphine more difficult to abuse or overdose on, but equally effective.

Methadone is a full opioid agonist with no ceiling effect. Methadone can be more easily abused and it is possible to overdose, however, once the right dosage is achieved, it has been successfully used, for many years in the treatment of opioid addiction.

I don’t want anyone to know I’m in treatment. Is my privacy protected?

AppleGate Recovery abides by HIPAA Privacy Practices, and cannot release any of your information without your written consent or a court order signed by a judge. At AppleGate, protecting and prioritizing your privacy and confidentiality is a matter of the utmost importance.

What makes AppleGate Recovery different than other addiction treatment clinics?

The staff at each and every AppleGate Recovery clinic is chosen very carefully with special attention paid to their ability to express professional compassion and deliver the highest quality of care. The treatment delivered at AppleGate Recovery is exclusive to opioid use disorder. Our focus is on providing the best MAT and support services to address the issues specific to opioid addiction. By coordinating care with patients’ primary care providers and obstetricians during pregnancy, our patients receive the best comprehensive care possible for a successful recovery.

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