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Suboxone Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Instic Health

Psychiatry & Neurology Specialists located in Plant City, FL & New Port Richey, FL

Recovering from opioid use disorder can involve painful and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms. With supportive care and Suboxone® medication-assisted treatment (MAT) at Instic Health in Plant City, Inverness, Tampa, and New Port Richey, Florida, you can work toward recovery with fewer symptoms of withdrawal and reduced potential for relapse. To schedule an appointment with board-certified psychiatrist Pragnesh Patel, MD, and the team, call Instic Health or book online today.

What is Suboxone® medication-assisted treatment?

Suboxone medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a treatment for substance use disorder provided by psychiatrists. Your provider at Instic Health supervises the process and visits with you regularly as you take medication to curb the effects of opioids and withdrawal symptoms. 

Suboxone contains buprenorphine, which is an opioid agonist. This means it blocks receptors for opioids in your brain, so you can’t feel the effects. It also helps you experience fewer cravings. Another ingredient is naloxone, which reverses the effects of opioids when you take them.

For MAT at Instic Health, your psychiatrist creates an individualized care plan for you that may involve additional recovery strategies like individual or group therapy. A cohesive treatment plan gives you the best possible results from Suboxone MAT.

Why do I need Suboxone MAT?

Your psychiatrist may recommend Suboxone MAT to treat opioid use disorder, a type of substance misuse that involves the habitual use of opioids, such as prescription pain medications or heroin. 

You start Suboxone MAT early on in the withdrawal phase, which involves uncomfortable and potentially dangerous symptoms of coming off opioids. With Suboxone, you experience less or no withdrawal symptoms. This makes it easier to progress into the maintenance phase. 

The time you’re in Suboxone MAT varies based on a number of factors. Your psychiatrist supervises you closely and begins tapering you off the Suboxone as you continue with therapy, support groups, and other parts of your recovery program. 

What are the benefits of Suboxone MAT?

Suboxone MAT’s main objective is to help you work toward recovery, and it’s an effective option for many people. There is plenty of evidence of MAT’s success, and its benefits are undeniable. 

Suboxone MAT is an excellent option for opioid use disorder treatment because it:

  • Increases rates of patient survival
  • Increases your independence and employability
  • Improves birth outcomes for pregnant patients
  • Decreases criminality associated with opioid use
  • Reduces the potential for relapse

Instic Health gives you all the support you need as you go through your treatment program. They tailor your program to accommodate your unique personal needs and help you work toward specific goals. 

Learn more about Suboxone MAT by calling Instic Health or booking an appointment online today.