Overcoming dependence on pain pills, heroin, and methadone is extremely challenging and nearly impossible to do without medical support. Board-certified Family Physician Sudha Challa, MD, at Lenox Medical Clinic offers Suboxone® treatment to detox from your addiction and restore your quality of life. Call one of the offices in Chamblee or Johns Creek, Georgia, or book online to get started on suboxone treatment today.
An FDA-approved medication, Suboxone is a way to medically detox from prescription pain medications (opioids), heroin, and methadone. The medication works by suppressing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings.
When an addictive substance like opioids attaches to receptors in the brain, your body releases dopamine, which causes sensations of great pleasure. As the opioids leave the receptors, these pleasant sensations fade and you experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Suboxone works by attaching to the brain’s opioid receptors to reduce cravings for addictive medications. It does produce a subtle high but isn’t nearly as addictive as opioids or other substances. Because it fills your receptors, when you take opioids while on Suboxone, you don’t get the pleasurable sensations.
With regular Suboxone treatment, your cravings reduce, your habits fade, and you can reestablish your life.
When you’re under the care of Lenox Medical Clinic, you’re regularly monitored so the chance of overdose is low. You should only take Suboxone as prescribed and inform your provider about any other medications you take.
Suboxone is federally regulated and only provided by approved clinics. You’re subject to regular urine toxicology screenings to ensure you’re not abusing the medication.
Most people take Suboxone for 1-2 years, but if you need to stay on it longer, the practice offers maintenance treatment. Lenox Medical Clinic adheres to the highest standards when it comes to administering Suboxone.
You should always take Suboxone exactly as prescribed. Before taking your tablet, drink a sip or two of water to moisten your mouth so the tablets dissolve easily. Dosages vary and so does the way in which you take the medication.
To learn more about Suboxone treatment, contact either location of Lenox Medical Clinic by phone or book online today.