Suboxone Maintenance

Suboxone Maintenance

Although this is certainly an area of controversy, recently there have been several well-performed studies indicating that patients have a greater likelihood of maintaining sobriety if they are given medications post-detox.

In my experience, about half of patients undergoing detoxification for opioid dependence complete the process and experience no further cravings. The others have cravings that continue after detoxification and are therefore at risk for relapse. For these patients, the best option is ongoing Suboxone maintenance – generally for a period of 1-2 years – after which time Suboxone can be slowly tapered, leaving the patient drug-free and with no cravings.

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