Suboxone Doctors Accepting New Patients in Niagara Falls, NY
Suboxone is composed of two medications, buprenorphine, and naloxone, which function chemically to minimize the extent of symptoms related to withdrawal and reduce a person’s persistent reliance on opioids. Dr. Santanu Som, MD, at Niagara Falls Urgent Care realizes the risks and painful withdrawal symptoms and is committed to assisting new patients by providing tailored treatment plans. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3117 Military Road Suite 2, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
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Medication-assisted treatments have quickly become the safest and most effective means of supporting patients through their opioid addiction recovery, with suboxone being a very popular medication used due to its ability to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms while supporting patients in decreasing their dependence on opioids. This type of treatment is much more likely to provide long-term results, allowing patients to recover safely with far fewer complications and risks associated with stopping opioid use without prescribed medication. It is an amazing option but is not intended to be used as the sole treatment for opioid addiction, with most patients also being recommended to partake in various forms of counseling and therapy to support their recovery.
Suboxone is a prescription medication that is used as part of a comprehensive treatment for opioid dependence to support patients going through withdrawal and throughout their medical detoxification process to promote recovery from the opioid use disorder. The medication is a combination of two drugs, naxolone, and buprenorphine, with buprenorphine being a partial opioid antagonist, meaning it acts similar in the body as other opioids to help patients manage their withdrawal symptoms. Misuse of suboxone is discouraged through the addition of naxolone, which when taken in any way other than as directed (a film that easily dissolves when placed under the tongue or in the cheek), withdrawal symptoms will rapidly occur. A doctor would be prescribing suboxone to patients who have a dependency on opioids and are seeking medical interventions to treat the dependence.
Suboxone therapy is a treatment option for patients who have developed a dependency or addiction to opioids and seek medical interventions to help with the process of safely reducing this dependency. When trying to treat addiction, one of the most difficult components that either makes the process nearly impossible or leads to serious health complications is the symptoms of withdrawal. The addition of a medication such as suboxone to addiction recovery substantially reduces the intensity of these symptoms by providing the opioids in a controlled and safe manner that discourages the misuse of the medication and of using other drugs while undergoing treatment. When used as directed by a physician, suboxone comes with a significantly lowered risk for overdose and dependency, allowing patients to safely keep taking it until they no longer require the medication.
Taking suboxone is only one aspect of an opioid dependency treatment plan, with most treatments including behavioral therapy, counseling, and medical supervision to ensure the safety of the patient, allowing them to be more likely to successfully undergo this treatment to achieve sobriety.
Since several components are required for suboxone treatment, the price can vary quite a bit. The initial visit with a physician will be similar to a typical consultation with a specialist, often being anywhere from $100 to $350, with follow-up visits being a bit cheaper. The medication itself can end up being anywhere from $60 to $300 monthly depending on the dosage that the patient is recommended. The other aspects of treatment, such as behavioral therapy, counseling, and anything else that has been recommended to ensure the success of the treatment will also add up and vary in price depending on where the care is received and how frequently it is needed.
It is very common for patients to be able to have at least partial coverage provided by their health insurance or to receive discounts or other financing options to make the treatments more affordable wherever possible. For a more accurate cost estimate, it is recommended that patients discuss treatment costs with their physician and familiarize themselves with their health insurance coverage.
Our team of highly qualified healthcare providers here at Niagara Falls Urgent Care is now providing suboxone treatment to new patients for those located in Niagara Falls, NY. If you live in or around the area and have been looking for a supportive physician with many years of extensive medical experience to provide you with an effective treatment for an opioid dependency or addiction, Dr. Santanu Som, M.D. is available for consultations to see if suboxone therapy is the right option for you.
Suboxone doctors at Niagara Falls Urgent Care strive continuously to assist our patients in taking back control of their lives. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3117 Military Road Suite 2, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. We serve patients from Niagara Falls NY, Lewiston NY, Sanborn NY, Walmore NY, Tonawanda NY, Model City NY, and Grand Island NY.