In harmony with our Opioid Awareness policy and continuous efforts to counteract the abuse of prescription pain medications in New Mexico, USA Pain Clinics is happy to add Suboxone to our list of treatments and offerings.
According to the World Health Organization, only about 10 percent of people suffering from an opioid addiction are being treated for it. New Mexico in particular has a very high rate of opioid overdose deaths. We are determined to be a part of the solution to this crisis. We are pleased to expand our treatment options in order to contribute to a drug-free New Mexico.
Suboxone is composed of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is considered a “partial opioid”, it produces similar effects to those produced by opioids, but in a milder capacity. Naloxone blocks the effects of the opioid medication – the pain relief or feelings of well-being that lead to addiction are not experienced with Suboxone.
Suboxone has been effectively used to help wean patients off of painkillers. It is ideal for patients dealing with chronic pain but who are not comfortable with the use of narcotics, or for patients who have developed a dependence on their prescription painkillers. Typically, stopping the use of opioids with Suboxone is about a 6 to 8-month process. Because Suboxone contains buprenorphine, a narcotic, it can be addictive if used improperly. It is extremely important to take Suboxone only as prescribed and under the watch of a qualified USA Pain Clinics provider.
Many insurance providers cover Suboxone. If you would like to learn more about Suboxone treatment with USA Pain Clinics, please contact us.