Opioid Addiction / Dependence

SUBOXONE® (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Film (CIII) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to (dependent on) opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. There are other medication that can help opioid addiction like Sublicade®, Zubsolv® and there are generic medications available. 

Opioid dependence is a chronic disease that causes changes in the brain. Like other chronic diseases, help may be available for opioid dependence. One option for treatment of opioid dependence is to use medication, counseling, and behavioral therapy together.

Buprenorphine/naloxone is a combination medication that can be used to treat opioid dependence (addiction). Patients can take the medication once daily to help control withdraw side effects. Buprenorphine/naloxone tablets or sublingal strips also contain naloxone (Narcan) which is an opioid antagonist. 

Opioid dependence can be treated. Talking with our team is the first step to sobriety.

Dr. William Thomas Board Certified Family Doctor at the Wilshire Family Medicine Clinic

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