Columbus Addiction Center

Opioid Recovery Program and Suboxone Film. For questions about specific treatment options, please contact the staff at Columbus Addiction Center.

Call us today:  614-532-1782  or  614-532-7299

Opioid Recovery Program

Our comprehensive program is designed in the best interest of the individual.

Our recovery program includes the following steps:

We provide assistance with the first time use of Suboxone within our fully-equipped facility. Call us for more detailed information.

We provide behavioral and social supports through the use of periodic appointments with addiction counseling specialists.

Why use Suboxone film?

Suboxone film is used as an opioid addiction treatment. It has been approved for more than 11 years for addiction treatment. Naloxone is included to prevent intravenous abuse of the drug. Compared to other addiction treatment medications, Suboxone is formulated to be taken at home during your ongoing treatment.

 

Composition: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine HCL and Naloxone HCL. A typical dose amount is two sublingual films 8 mg/2mg per day. Clinical trial shows much better results when using Suboxone Film comparing to the tablets.

Other benefits include:   [1] Dissolves More Quickly   [2] More Pleasant Taste

Additional information about Suboxone film?

How does Suboxone work?

Strong opiates, such as morphine, work by temporarily attaching to receptors in the brain that stimulate the release of dopamine. Suboxone, a combination of the drugs buprenorphine and naloxone, works by firmly attaching to the receptors thus blocking the opiates from attaching. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist which produces a very limited opiate effect – enough to stop withdrawal but not enough to cause euphoria. It is long acting, continuing to block other opiates from attaching to the receptors for a period of 24-72 hours after a simple dose. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist which also competes to block the opiate receptors but without producing any opiate effects.

A prescription for Suboxone is given at the first office visit. Initially, the patient may be seen often over several days, or on a weekly basis, in order to assess symptoms and to adjust the dosage. Once the most effective dose is established, the patient begins the maintenance phase of treatment and is considered stable. Patients are carefully monitored for withdrawal symptoms and frequent urine tests are obtained to verify the absence of opioids in their system and compliance with treatment.

How long will I stay on Suboxone?
It is up to you and your provider to determine the length of your treatment course. The degree of physical dependence, psychological and behavioral components all play a role in opioid dependence and affect the duration of treatment. There is concern that short-term treatment does not allow for the behavioral changes necessary for maintaining an opioid-free lifestyle. Support, counseling, and suppressing cravings for as long as necessary are each important elements in the successful treatment of dependency.

Once it is determined by you and your provider that you no longer need Suboxone, your dose may be slowly tapered until you are no longer taking any medication. Abruptly stopping the Suboxone will very likely result in some mild withdrawal symptoms.

What determines a successful treatment?
Open and honest communication between the patient and the healthcare team is important to optimize the success of treatment. Our providers and nursing staff have been specially trained to understand opioid addiction and the nuances of how best to treat dependence.

It is imperative for safety that you follow specific guidelines and instructions while in treatment. Your doctor may also prescribe other medications to help control addiction symptoms.

We are here for you.

Call the staff at Columbus Addiction Center to schedule an appointment.