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CARE Clinic helps patients recover from substance abuse and become productive members of society. No matter what kind of opioid drug you are addicted to (pain pills, heroin, morphine, etc), we will help you. Call us now to start your journey towards recovery.

What Are Opioids?

Opioids include:

  • Heroin
  • Codeine (like Tylenol #3 and #4)
  • Hydrocodone (like Lortab, Vicodin)
  • Oxycodone  (like Percocet, Oxycontin)
  • Meperidine (Demerol)
  • Morphine (like MS Contin)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
  • Methadone
  • Fentanyl
  • Nalbuphine (Nubain)
  • Tramadol (Ultram)
  • Tapentadol (Nucynta)

Why is Opioid Use a Problem?

Opioids are very addictive substances which provide pain relief by acting on opioid receptors in the brain and body. People can legally get access to these medications by getting a prescription from their physician for pain or illegally get access to these drugs by buying pain pills off the streets or by using heroin. Because opioids are addictive, people can overdose on them and die. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were 47,600 drug overdose deaths in 2017 due to opioids. At the same time, opioid abuse which included heroin and pain medications affected 12 million Americans in 2017, per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

How do We Treat Opioid Addiction at CARE Clinic?

We Use One of the Following Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction:

      • Suboxone (consists of Buprenorphine + Naloxone) is a tablet/film which dissolves underneath the tongue
      • Zubsolv (consists of Buprenorphine + Naloxone) comes in tablet form and dissolves underneath the tongue
      • Bunavail (consists of Buprenorphine + Naloxone) comes in film form and dissolves in the cheek area inside the mouth
      • Subutex (consists of Buprenorphine only) is a tablet/film which dissolves underneath the tongue. Generally, it is used in pregnant or breast-feeding patients
      • Sublocade (consists of Buprenorphine only) is injected once-a-month subcutaneously in the abdomen
      • Probuphine (consists of Buprenorphine only) is subdermally implanted into the arm once every 6 months
      • Vivitrol (consist of Naltrexone only) is injected once-a-month intramuscularly

How Do Buprenorphine/Naloxone/Naltrexone Work and Can I Become Addicted to Any of Them?

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist (i.e. activates opioid receptors but only partially, not fully like opioids). Naloxone/Naltrexone is opioid antagonist (i.e. block opioid receptors from being activated). Even though Buprenorphine works on the same receptors in the brain that are normally activated by opioids, it is a partial agonist so it does not create the euphoric high nor the withdrawal symptoms which are normally associated with opioids. As a result, people on Buprenorphine can live a normal, healthy life.

Will Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Show Up on a Drug Screen at my Job?

On a normal drug screen, Buprenorphine (Suboxone) will NOT be detected. In order to detect Buprenorphine (Suboxone), special tests will have to be done. If you are a patient at CARE Clinic and the drug screen at your job is positive for Buprenorphine (Suboxone), our clinic will provide documentation to your job (with your written permission) that you are in our licensed medication-assisted treatment program and under the care of our qualified medical physician.

We Use the Following Non-Medication Therapies to Treat Opioid Addiction:

Counseling sessions in both individual and group format for psychological support (will be coming soon)

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