Opiate Dependence Treatment
Opiate Dependence treatment is offered as a recovery program that includes the use of buprenorphine. Treatment for opiate dependence requires completion of an addiction treatment program and regular attendance at 12 step meetings.
Buprenorphine is prescribed as an adjunct treatment to stabilize the opiate dependent patient by preventing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings.
The primary emphasis in the treatment of opiate dependence is working a solid
12 step recovery program. Buprenorphine stabilization commonly lasts 9-12 months. During that period, completion of an addiction treatment program and regular attendance at 12 step meetings is required. The taper and discontinuation of buprenorphine can last 6 months.
Only a limited number of patients are accepted. Patients admitted to the program must be committed to recovery and a drug and alcohol free life.