Dr. Warner is also a licensed suboxone physician, which is used to treat patients who are suffering from dependency on opioids. This treatment plan uses the FDA-approved medication (a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone) to help those who are trying to break the destructive cycle in their lives.
For patients seeking new treatment, the process involves a 2-3 day induction phase followed by a stabilization and maintenance phase whose length varies on a case-by-case basis. Because suboxone is a powerful, effective medication that requires careful application, patients participate in a prescription monitoring program and drug screening program to ensure that they are staying on track with their medication. Patients who stay on the program frequently report great success in ending their dependencies and returning to full control of their own lives.
An estimated 15 million people suffer from opioid dependence. Suboxone is used to help those who are trying to break the destructive cycle in their lives.
Opioid addiction remains a major public health crisis in America, and in 2015 alone was linked to over 33,000 deaths. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., with the majority of those deaths caused by opioid use in particular: in 2015, over 63 percent of all drug overdose deaths were caused either by heroin or by painkillers.
Thankfully, there is hope for patients struggling with this addiction. The FDA has approved medications such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and Suboxone to treat opioid addiction. These medications are usually prescribed long-term, and are combined with other therapies such as counseling and behavioral therapy that address other causes of addiction. These medications are either taken at home or dispensed to patients in clinical settings to lower the risk of prescription drug misuse.
The first steps toward overcoming opioid addiction are to seek help, and to learn more about your nearby treatment options. If you or someone you love are suffering from opioid addiction, know that help is available. With locations in Baton Rouge and Hammond, Collaborative Minds is ready to help you regain control of your life.
Options are avaiable to break your opioid addiction with our Suboxone treament.
If you feel like this treatment is right for you, we encourage you to take this step forward to wellness. Contact Collaborative Minds today to discuss your options for care. Insurance for Suboxone is not accepted—patients are directly financially responsible for this treatment. All calls are confidential and handled with the highest levels of compassion, dignity, and respect.