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. Instead of taking a daily dose of medication, you can receive a once-monthly injection of Sublocade (extended-release buprenorphine) injection administered at our office. This will alleviate the inconvenience of prescription refills or remembering to take a daily medication. After you have successfully taken Suboxone for a minimum of 7 days, you can begin receiving Sublocade injections once monthly.

Sublocade is here to make MAT in Port Saint Lucie, FL even more convenient. Instead of taking a daily dose of medication such as Suboxone. You can now get a once-monthly injection of Sublocade(extended-release buprenorphine) injection administered by Pinnacle Wellness Group. This will take away the worries about getting refills or taking daily doses for a full month. After you have successfully taken sublingually doses of Suboxone for 7 days you can begin a Sublocade MAT. 

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 and starting medication-assisted treatment will dramatically reduce these risks. Sublocade blocks the brain receptor’s ability to absorb the other substances. Sublocade also dramatically reduces cravings for other drug use.

Sublocade is two medications combined. The first is buprenorphine.

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist. A partial opioid agonist 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 medication provides a gradual path for the client to be slowly weaned off other medications and minimize the withdrawal symptoms. This makes buprenorphine a good first step in the Medication-Assisted Treatment process.

The second medication in Sublocade in Naloxone.

Naloxone is what is called an opioid antagonist. This 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 its 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. It is very important to consult an experienced doctor before taking Suboxone.

What is the difference between Sublocade and Suboxone?

While they are similar in many ways. The main difference is how long it lasts. Sublocade is injected and forms a small ball under the skin. The medication is slowly released into the body over the span of about a month.

You may already know of the Vivitrol shot but Sublocade is entirely different.

Vivitrol consists of naltrexone, which is a blocker for opioids. While Sublocade is a partial agonist that is 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.

Individuals who are receiving Sublocade injections must be closely monitored by an experienced physician or practitioner. It can only be given by a licensed health care
professional.

Sublocade injections are an option of treatment at Pinnacle Wellness Group.

Sublocade is injected into the abdomen once monthly and the medication is slowly released over time. Monthly follow-up appointments will be scheduled at our office to ensure you receive your monthly injection in a timely manner. These visits will be an opportunity to monitor a patient’s progress in their recovery and evaluate the effectiveness of the Sublocade injection.

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CALL: (772) 222-5411

Frequently Asked Questions

What services do we offer?
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid & alcohol addiction. This includes Suboxone, Vivitrol, and Sublocade.
  • Men’s Health
  • Medical Cannabis Certification
What is the cost?
MAT (self-pay):
$200 initial visit 
$100 monthly follow-up visit
 
Men’s Health:
$125 visit + cost of labs (3 months follow up)
 
Medical Canibis Certification:
$200 initial visit (7 month certification)
$100 re-certification 
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

Appointments Available Daily

We have appointments available right away. Talk to someone at Pinnacle Wellness Group and make an appointment today.

Contact Pinnacle Wellness Group

MAT and Suboxone clinic in Port Saint Lucie, FL.

Contact us

  • Address

    1680 SE Lyngate Dr #204,
    Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

  • Phone

    (772) 222-5411

  • Hours

    Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

  • Fax

    (772) 237-5496