If you are addicted to opioids and are seeking help, you’ve likely heard of Suboxone treatment.
Suboxone and other buprenorphine-based medications are highly effective at treating addiction to opioids. However, starting Suboxone treatment is not always as easy as visiting a general practitioner.
Get your life back on track. Keep reading to learn who can prescribe Suboxone and how you can get a prescription in Maryland.
How Can Patients Get Suboxone for Opioid Addiction Treatment?
Who Can Prescribe Suboxone?
New rules from the federal government now allow all doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe Suboxone.
The new rules announced at the end of April 2021 allow for providers to prescribe Suboxone and other buprenorphine medications for up to 30 patients without any specialized training. If providers want to treat more than 30 patients, they must have specialized training and receive a special license from the Drug Enforcement Association (DEA).
Therefore, not all doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants can prescribe Suboxone as their primary job. So, where can you go to get Suboxone treatment?
To find experienced and well-trained providers for a Suboxone prescription, you should find a doctor who is specially licensed to treat opioid addiction. The best place to go is to a specialty Suboxone clinic. These clinics provide medication assisted treatment that combines prescription medication with behavioral therapy to treat patients addicted to opioids.
What Does Suboxone Treatment Involve?
When a person takes pain pills or street opioids (heroin, fentanyl, etc.), the drug enters the brain and attaches to receptors, reducing the brain’s perception of pain and dulling unpleasant emotions. After only a brief time of using opioids, the brain begins to produce more receptors. This increase in the receptors is what creates tolerance. The more opioids you take, the more receptors your brain creates. When those receptors are not filled with opioids, people experience crushing withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal is the brain’s way of demanding more opioids.
Daily use of Suboxone and other buprenorphine-based medications replace the use of pain pills and street drugs and satisfy the brain’s receptors enough to diminish cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
When prescribed in combination with behavioral therapy, medication-assisted therapy can help patients put their life back together.
Counseling is an important part of recovery because it addresses the underlying emotional issues that provoke addiction. Counseling is administered based on individual needs and designed to help patients take leaps and bounds to recovery.
Where Can You Get Suboxone Treatment in Maryland?
When looking for a treatment center that can prescribe Suboxone, research which clinics offer an individualized treatment program, putting your needs first.
Most medication-assisted treatment centers treat everyone the same, implementing strict rules about what you can and cannot do.
MATClinics, on the other hand, promises to work with you on a personal level. We know that every situation is unique, and want to help you in a way that addresses your individual needs. At MATClinics you will receive the services you need and only those you need.
With evidence-based medication and counseling treatment programs, MATClinics can help you overcome the emotional, physical, and social barriers standing in the way of your recovery.
To meet with a Suboxone provider, visit one of our clinics around Maryland. There, you will get the help you need to overcome opioid addiction.
Contact MATClinics to Start Treatment Today
For more information about who can prescribe Suboxone in Maryland and how you can begin treatment, contact MATClincs. Our caring and compassionate staff is ready to help you begin the road to recovery.