Next Step Medical Services

Suboxone-Based Treatment in Dallas, Texas

Next Step Medical Services appropriately prescribe proven, FDA-approved opioid addiction treatment medications. These medications include buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) and naltrexone (Vivitrol) as parts of an overall opioid treatment program.

Buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) is a medication that is used to treat opioid addiction. It is an FDA-approved medication, and it is extremely valuable in fighting off addiction. It is a combination of two drugs: buprenorphine and naloxone.

Buprenorphine is an opioid medication that works by binding to the same receptors in the brain as other opioids, such as heroin or prescription painkillers. This helps to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, which means it blocks the effects of opioids and can help to prevent misuse or overdose.

Note: Please note that we ensure safe and healthy medication practices as well as proper usage of the suboxone medication. If you have heard rumors about its side effects, it is far better to reach out to our professionals and discuss all your concerns. We prioritize the safety of our patients above everything.

Suboxone is typically used as part of a broader treatment plan for opioid addiction. Our treatment plan revolves around maximizing the usefulness of this medication. This may include counseling and support from healthcare professionals, as well as participation in support groups and other forms of therapy.

We take time to understand each patient’s background and how their addiction became. It helps us develop a special plan for their treatment, which helps us craft a better strategy for their

The treatment process for opioid addiction typically involves several steps. These may include:

  1. Assessment: In order to understand the patient’s condition, we conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the severity of the addiction and any other underlying medical or mental health conditions that may need to be addressed. Our aim is to develop a highly personalized plan depending on the patient’s individual needs.
  2. Induction Phase: This process of getting started on Suboxone is called Induction. The induction phase will take about a week, on average. The goal of the induction phase is to find a Suboxone dosage that provides best relief from withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings.
  3. Stabilization Phase: Once you no longer feel any opiate withdrawal symptoms due to your use of Suboxone, and you are no longer abusing opiates, you are considered to have entered into the stabilization phase. The stabilization phase lasts until you start feeling very stable and strong on Suboxone and very able to resist the abuse of opiates.
  4. Maintenance Phase: Patients that are doing very well on a steady dose of Suboxone are considered to have entered into the maintenance phase of treatment. There is no set duration for this stage of treatment, and some people may choose to stay in the maintenance stage with Suboxone indefinitely

The length of time spent in treatment and the specific components of the treatment plan will vary depending on the individual and the severity of their addiction. Our healthcare professionals are quite compassionate and ensure that the patient receives the highest form of treatment and care according to their specific needs.

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