One of the medications we use for our MAT program in Port St Lucie, FL is Suboxone.
Suboxone is a medication that combines two other medications. Buprenorphine and Naloxone. This is one of the top medications used for medication-assisted therapy or MAT for opiate addiction in Port St Lucie, FL.
When you take Suboxone it works by binding to the same receptors in the brain that other opiates use.
Common other opiates like morphine, oxycodone, heroin, and fentanyl are very dangerous when taken on the street. Overdoses are becoming very common and using MAT will dramatically reduce these risks. When taking MAT medications such as Suboxone blocks the receptor’s ability to absorb the other substances. Suboxone also dramatically reduces cravings for other drug use. When using these in combination with group meetings it will allow a great amount of those who felt they had no hope before to find they can live a life of normalcy again.
Suboxone is two medications combined. The first is buprenorphine.
Which is a partial opioid agonist. A partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine delivers a very small opioid dose to a patient. This is greatly reduced from a full opioid agonist which fully stimulates the opioid receptors. This MAT provides a gradual path for the client to be slowly taken off an opiate medication or drug. Minimizing the withdrawal symptoms that usually will affect the individual in the process of stopping another drug. This makes buprenorphine a good first step in the Medicated Assisted Treatment of stronger opiates and opioids such as heroin and fentanyl.
The second medication in Suboxone in Naloxone.
Naloxone is what is a called an opiate antagonist. Which means it will shut down the ability for the receptor to accept outside opiates and opioids. Blocking the agonist from binding to the receptor.
While this sounds like this would work on it’s own Naloxone can initiate withdrawal symptoms in individuals if taken too early. Patients who use opiates or opioids chronically can develop dangerous symptoms which can lead to respiratory failure and seizures. The study noticed a “marked reduction” in the use of opioids. They also noticed a reduction in the use of other drugs as well.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What services do we offer?
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid & alcohol addiction. This includes Suboxone, Vivitrol, and Sublocade.
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Medical Cannabis Certification
What is the cost?
Do we offer suboxone maintenance?
Yes! We offer Medicated Assisted Treatment in an outpatient setting. We utilize Suboxone medications (tablets or films), Vivitrol injections, & Sublocade injections.
How can I make an appointment?
Call our office at 772-222-5411
What to Expect From Your Visit
You will be greeted with a smile from our front desk and signed in. If you can take a moment to fill out the forms required that are listed on the home page and on the forms page. This will speed up things.
Next, you will meet with our medical staff and an evaluation will be completed and any tests that are needed will be administered.
Depending on what you are visiting us for you will have either a follow-up or a treatment plan laid out for you.
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