Suboxone is a medication that combines buprenorphine and naloxone in film strip form (think breath strip). It is not only one of the primary drugs used in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction, but it is also the favored choice of Dr. Jahan Chaudhry, a successful opioid addiction treatment physician in Holbrook, NY.
Dr. Chaudhry, the founder of the Long Island Compassionate Medical Center, prescribes Suboxone for his patients because “it works fast and effectively.” In fact, when prescribed properly, MAT reduces the risk of deadly opioid overdoses by about 50 percent.
“Suboxone works by tightly binding to the same receptors in the brain as other opiates, such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. By doing so, it blunts intoxication with these other drugs, it prevents cravings, and it allows many people to transition back from a life of addiction to a life of relative normalcy and safety,” according to ModernMedRecovery.com.
One of the major challenges with Suboxone is that it is not widely available. This is because a physician must be specially certified to provide patients with Medication Assisted Treatment. Find out more about how MAT works to help you kick your opioid addiction fast!
“More doctors need to become `waivered’ to prescribe this medication, which requires some training and a special license. The vast majority of physicians, addiction experts, and advocates agree: Suboxone saves lives,” said Dr. Peter Grinspoon, an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Another obstacle to access for Suboxone, which has been called the Gold Standard of addiction treatment, is that some people are afraid to ask for help because of the stigma associated with being an “addict.” However, as Dr. Chaudhry pointed out, there are many reasons people get addicted to opioid painkillers.
“The why and how you got addicted are not nearly as important as getting you clean and sober and back to living your life — opioid free,” Dr. Chaudhry said.
Don’t wait! Learn more about Suboxone and Medication Assisted Treatment by calling 631-588-4888 to make an appointment with Dr. Chaudhry.
After meeting with you and getting a full understanding of your personal situation, Dr. Chaudhry will prescribe the appropriate FDA-approved medication, like Suboxone, for you, as well as counseling and behavioral therapies.
Through this personalized approach, Long Island painkiller addiction expert Dr. Chaudhry will help you eliminate your dependence on opioid painkillers like vicodin, oxycontin, oxycodone, morphine, etc., as well as heroin.
You have nothing to lose but your addiction to opioid painkillers! Call 631-588-4888 today.