For those dealing with addiction and dependence, Suboxone treatment can be extremely beneficial. At Lifestyle Change Trends in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Chidi Anukwuem, MD, offers Suboxone medication to ease opiate cravings in order to help patients break free from addiction. To learn more about Suboxone treatment, call the office or request an appointment online today.

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What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a prescription medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone. The medication is used to help adults who are dependent on or addicted to opioids.

At Lifestyle Change Trends, Dr. Anukwuem uses Suboxone to treat addiction to both prescription medications and heroin. Suboxone is used to address opioid dependence and should be a part of a program that includes counseling and appropriate psychosocial care.

Suboxone treatment can help those with addictions to prescription medications like OxyContin, Opana, Norco, Vicodin, Percocet, and methadone.

Suboxone treatment is administered in-office at Lifestyle Change Trends. The office is a quiet, private, and friendly environment where Dr. Anukwuem treats various conditions.

How can Suboxone treatment help?

Suboxone treatment is focused on long-term recovery. The office is discreet and protects each patient’s privacy. During visits for the Suboxone treatment, Dr. Anukwuem assists patients in attaining the tools needed to live a life free of drugs.

Prescriptions for Suboxone can be provided for longer periods, such as a week or a month, as compared to methadone which needs to be refilled daily.

Also, Suboxone is much safer in many ways and easier to wean off. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine, an active ingredient in Suboxone film, can lessen cravings for opioids. It is extremely important to adhere to Dr. Anukwuem’s instructions and take the drug only as prescribed.

What is the goal of Suboxone treatment?

The goals of treatment are straightforward and achieved through hard work. Dr. Anukwuem is there for patients to help them transition off drugs and to help widen their support network in order to ease them back into a normal routine by directing them to the proper mental health care professionals.

Dr. Anukwuem helps patients get healthy again so they can start rebuilding important relationships with friends, loved ones, and colleagues. Throughout treatment, patients should be taking Suboxone as prescribed. Dr. Anukwuem will likely direct you to skilled counselors and behavioral therapists so that the emotional and mental aspects of recovery are also addressed.

To learn more about Suboxone treatment, call the Lifestyle Change Trends office, or request an appointment online today.