How long will I have to take Suboxone?
There is no easy answer for this one since each person’s situation and body chemistry is different. Your doctor here will evaluate your starting point and then create an individualized treatment plan for you. For some people, it could be a few months, others could be a year or longer. Your team here at Freedom Treatment Services will make sure you’re on the appropriate dose for successful treatment. When everyone, including you, are in agreement that it’s time to taper off, your doctor will begin that process.
Do I have to do the counseling?
Yes. Therapy is a required piece of our treatment philosophy. As part of an individualized treatment plan, we use cognitive behavior therapy to help you identify self-defeating thoughts and behaviors which often drive addiction.
What if I relapse?
Relapse should not be looked at as a sign of failure, but looked at as a sign that treatment should be restarted, adjusted, or an alternative treatment found until you are stable again. Your individual situation and emotional state will be evaluated to determine if continuing treatment with Freedom Treatment Services is appropriate. We reserve to right to increase therapy and require participation in group counseling sessions.
Can I take Xanax or other benzos during Suboxone treatment?
No, benzodiazepine use is not permitted. Please talk to you prescribing doctor about safely tapering off. If benzodiazepines are present and ongoing in your system, a discharge may occur.
Can I use marijuana during Suboxone treatment?
No, recreational marijuana use is discouraged. If it is ongoing in your system, an increase in therapy may occur.
Can I take my Adderall or other ADHD medications during Suboxone treatment?
No, stimulant use is not permitted. Please talk to you prescribing doctor about safely tapering off. If stimulants are present and ongoing in your system, a discharge may occur.
How do I pay for Suboxone?
Freedom Healthcare Services is covered by most major insurance plans. Bring your insurance cards with you for your first visit and we will bill your insurance company. Every insurance plan’s coverage for substance abuse treatment can vary, so be sure to call them to see what your benefits are.
Can I pay for Suboxone treatment without going through insurance?
No, we do not accept self pay patients. We only accept insured patients, and we accept most major insurance plans.