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Subutex services offered in Tempe, Glendale and Scottsdale, AZ

The chance of relapse for someone with opioid dependence is greater than any other addictive substance. Subutex™ is a medication for opioid dependence that may help prevent relapse. At Corebella Health & Wellness in Tempe, Glendale, and Scottsdale, Arizona, the addiction medicine specialists offer Subutex as part of their medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program. To learn more about Subutex and how it can help you, call the office nearest you or schedule an in-office or telemedicine appointment online today. 

Subutex Q & A

What is Subutex?

Subutex is a medication for opioid dependence. It’s part of a medication-assisted treatment program (MAT). 

MAT is a comprehensive program that focuses on your physical, mental, and social well-being to help you recover from addiction. It combines medications like Subutex with behavioral therapy. 

Corebella Health & Wellness is an addiction medicine practice with a reputation for having an excellent MAT program that provides true holistic, integrated care. The team uses many tools to help those struggling with an addiction.

How does Subutex work?

Subutex works by reducing your opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in Subutex. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist. That means it works like opioids but without the euphoric effects. 

The active ingredient in Subutex also has a ceiling effect, which means taking a higher than recommended dose has no additional effects. 

Am I a candidate for Subutex?

The team at Corebella Health & Wellness determines if you’re a candidate for Subutex after your initial consultation. The team offers many medications for their MAT program and works closely with you to help you decide what medication makes the best choice for you.

If you’re an adult struggling with opioid dependence, then Subutex may help you. 

You may not be a candidate for Subutex if you’re allergic to buprenorphine, have breathing problems, or have liver disease.

How do I take Subutex?

You must take Subutex as directed by your addiction specialist at Corebella Health & Wellness. You take the Subutex tablets sublingually, which means the tablet must dissolve in your mouth.

Do not swallow, eat, or drink until the tablet fully dissolves. If you break, chew, or swallow Subutex, the medication won’t work. 

When initiating Subutex, the team starts with a low dose, gradually increasing your dose over time until you reach your maintenance dose. Your maintenance dose is the dose that gives you the best relief from your drug cravings. 

While on Subutex, you participate in therapy sessions to help you understand your addiction and develop coping skills to maintain sobriety. 

Your addiction specialist slowly weans you off Subutex once you reach the point in your recovery where you both feel you no longer need medication support. 

Subutex is one of the many treatment options the team at Corebella Health & Wellness uses for their MAT program. To get help for your addiction, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.