Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is used in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to help people reduce or quit their use of opiates. As a partial opioid agonist, Buprenorphine allows for reduced euphoria and physical dependence on opiates by suppressing symptoms of withdrawal and decreasing cravings. Buprenorphine can be administered through oral film, tablet, or injection and lasts 24 hours.
The use of Buprenorphine is part of Opioid Treatment Program that includes medication monitoring, drug screening, and therapy.
A health, psychiatric, and substance use history is conducted at the initial visit prior to receiving Buprenorphine. Call 703-646-7664 for more information or to schedule with Gwen Davis, MSN-FNP-BC.