Sublocade Clinic on theTreasure Coast
Pinnacle Wellness Group understands opioid and opiate addiction and the struggles that can come along with it. We strive to provide outstanding care to help you live your life free from addiction. Medication-assisted treatment has shown in studies to reduce the risk of fatal overdoses by approximately 50%.
One of the medications we utilize is Sublocade (extended-release buprenorphine). With Sublocade, you receive an injection once monthly at our office instead of taking a daily dose of medication. The once-monthly medication alleviates the inconvenience of prescription refills or remembering to take daily medication. After successfully taking Suboxone for a minimum of 7 days, you can begin receiving Sublocade injections once monthly.
When you receive a Sublocade injection, it works by binding to the same receptors in the brain that other opioids use.
Common other opioids such as morphine, oxycodone, heroin, and fentanyl are very dangerous when taken on the street. Overdoses are becoming very common. Starting medication-assisted treatment will dramatically reduce these risks. Sublocade blocks the brain receptor’s ability to absorb the other substances while dramatically reducing cravings for other drug use.
Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist. A partial opioid agonist delivers a small opioid dose to a patient, unlike a full opioid agonist that fully stimulates the opioid receptors. This medication provides a gradual path for the client to be slowly weaned off other medication and minimize the withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine is a first step in the Medication-Assisted Treatment process.
Naloxone is what is called an opioid antagonist. It will shut down the ability of the receptor to accept outside opiates and opioids and blocks the agonist from binding to the receptor.
While this sounds like this would work on its own, Naloxone can initiate withdrawal symptoms in individuals if taken too early. Patients who use opiates or opioids chronically can develop dangerous symptoms such as respiratory failure and seizures. Always consult an experienced doctor before taking Suboxone.
While they are similar in many ways, the main difference is how long Sublocade lasts. Sublocade is injected and forms a small ball under the skin. Then Sublocade is released into the body over about a month.
Vivitrol consists of naltrexone, which is a blocker for opioids. Sublocade is a partial agonist released over time. Meaning- it blocks other opioids from the receptors in the brain while allowing for some of the low-level opioid agonists to significantly reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms. An experienced physician or practitioner must monitor patients receiving Sublocade injections. It can only be given by a licensed health care professional.
Sublocade is injected into the abdomen once monthly. The medication is released slowly for that month. Our office will schedule monthly follow-up appointments to ensure you receive your monthly injection on time. These visits will be an opportunity to monitor a patient’s progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the Sublocade injection.
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$225 initial visit
$125 monthly follow-up visit
$175 visit + cost of labs (3 months follow up)
$175 monthly follow-up visit (3 visits total)
$200 visit + cost of labs (3 months follow up)
$200 monthly follow-up visit (3 visits total)
Medical Cannibis Certification:
$225 initial visit (7 month certification)
Yes! We offer Medicated Assisted Treatment in an outpatient setting. We utilize Suboxone medications (tablets or films), Vivitrol injections, & Sublocade injections.
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MAT and Suboxone clinic in Port Saint Lucie, FL.
1680 SE Lyngate Dr #204,
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
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