Suboxone and Subutex
Scotch Plains Medical Center provides treatment for individuals suffering from Alcoholism or substance abuse.
Every patient behaves differently to addiction and needs an individualized treatment plan.
Substance Abuse Treatments
Our office provides for the following:
Suboxone and Subutex:
Both approved by the FDA for the treatment of opiate addiction. The main difference is that Suboxone contains both buprenorphine and naloxone, whereas Subutex contains only buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is a Schedule III substance, denoting it as a drug with a lower potential for abuse. As a result, buprenorphine is often considered to be a safer opiate treatment medication than methadone.
Vivitrol is a long-acting injectable form of naltrexone, which is a medication used to treat two substance use disorders - opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder (alcoholism). Vivitrol is used as part of a treatment program. It helps prevent people with alcohol or opioid dependence from feeling like they need to use these substances.
Sublocade injection :
(buprenorphine extended-release) injection, for subcutaneous use (CIII) is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe opioid use disorder in patients who have initiated treatment with a buprenorphine-containing product, followed by dose adjustment for a minimum of 7 days. SUBLOCADE should be used as part of a complete treatment plan that includes counseling and psychosocial support. Patients who do not meet the criteria for outpatient treatment can be referred to various other intensive outpatient or in-patient programs.