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Suboxone Treatment

Suboxone Treatment services offered in Tempe and Gilbert, AZ

Suboxone Treatment

While addiction recovery is a lifelong process, the initial withdrawal stage is especially difficult. Psychiatric mental health professional Priti Patel, MD, and the team aim to help make this transition as comfortable as possible with Suboxone® at Calm Psych in Tempe and Gilbert, Arizona. This medication can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, ultimately supporting your long-lasting recovery. Call Calm Psych today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Suboxone.

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) that can help treat opioid addiction. Its combination of buprenorphine and naloxone reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms, allowing you to safely wean off of opioids while minimizing the risk of relapse.

Calm Psych specializes in individualized care that can incorporate Suboxone, therapy, and healthy lifestyle habits to support your recovery.

How does Suboxone treat addiction?

The active ingredients in Suboxone work together to help make opioid addiction recovery more manageable.

Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, activates your brain’s opioid receptors just enough to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms without causing a full high. 

Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of opioids and triggers withdrawal symptoms if you do use opioids. This combination makes opioids less appealing so you can recover faster.

Who should consider Suboxone for addiction?

The Calm Psych team may recommend Suboxone if you:

  • Are dependent on opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, or fentanyl
  • Experience withdrawal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, or sweating
  • Seek a safer alternative than going cold turkey
  • Want to minimize the risk of relapse

Suboxone is most effective when part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Your provider at Calm Psych can develop a care plan that helps you succeed long-term.

Does Suboxone have side effects?

Suboxone side effects are usually mild and temporary but can include:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia

Taking your medication consistently can help reduce these effects and make your treatment more effective.

What can I expect from Suboxone?

If your Calm Psych provider decides that you’re a candidate for Suboxone, they guide you through the treatment. You will need to stop using opioids and be in withdrawal for at least 24-72 hours before starting treatment. 

Most people take Suboxone sublingually or under the tongue. Your provider sets the initial dose based on your needs. Many people start feeling better within an hour of taking their first Suboxone dose.

How long should I take Suboxone?

There’s no set period for taking Suboxone. If you continue having cravings after your initial treatment, your provider may recommend continuing taking the medication. It's important to follow your provider's instructions and not stop taking Suboxone abruptly. Always discuss any changes with your provider.

You don’t need to navigate opioid addiction alone. Call Calm Psych today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Suboxone.