Suboxone Specialist

Axxis Med Management and Primary Care

Addiction Medicine Physicians & Board-Certified Primary Care Physicians located in Sandy, UT & St. George, UT

Intense and uncontrollable cravings make it nearly impossible to fight addiction on your own. Beyond that, withdrawal symptoms can last longer than a week, which is plenty of time to wear you down. At Axxis Med Management and Primary Care, the team offers Suboxone® treatment to treat opioid addiction. The medication halts cravings and withdrawal symptoms so you can receive therapy that helps maintain long-term recovery. Ask for help with your opioid addiction by calling the Axxis Med Management and Primary Care office in Sandy and St. George, Utah, to start Suboxone treatment.

Suboxone Q&A

Why do you need Suboxone treatment?

Addiction is a disease that changes the chemistry of your brain, creating intense, uncontrollable cravings that drive you to use opioids. When you fight the cravings and stop taking opioids, you’ll begin to experience painful withdrawal symptoms that are only alleviated when you take more opioids. 

Suboxone helps prevent cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid use, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Muscle cramping
  • Nausea
  • Agitation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Racing heart

Easing these withdrawal symptoms can help you recover from opioid addiction, reducing your chances of relapse.

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a prescription medication used to treat dependence on short-acting opioids, which include heroin and prescription painkillers. It contains two active ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine prevents withdrawal symptoms and stops cravings, while naloxone rapidly reverses and blocks the effect of opioids on the brain.

This combination of medications in Suboxone gives you the ability to stop taking opioids without physical suffering, making it possible to participate in therapy and receive the support you need during recovery from opioid addiction.

What happens during Suboxone treatment?

Suboxone treatment is a gradual process that’s first used to withdraw from opioids, then continued for a while to support your recovery. The treatment steps include:

Induction

Your first dose of Suboxone is administered when you’re in a moderate state of withdrawal. During this phase, the team works closely with you to coordinate stopping opioids with an optimal dose of Suboxone.

Maintenance

When your cravings become more manageable, you’ll begin a maintenance phase. You’ll continue to take Suboxone and begin counseling or behavioral therapy.

Medical taper

The timing for each patient is different, but when it’s time to stop medical treatment, your dose of Suboxone is gradually reduced or tapered.

As you gradually taper off from taking Suboxone, individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medication management, and other personalized treatments available at Wasatch Recovery Primary Care can help you recover from opioid addiction.

You have access to the medical and psychological support you need to stop an opioid addiction at Axxis Med Management and Primary Care. Call the office or book online to schedule an appointment.