Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)
Our medical practice offers a variety of medication options for opioid use disorder (OUD), a chronic and treatable condition that involves a problematic pattern of opioid misuse1. We understand that OUD can have serious consequences for your health, well-being, and relationships, and we are committed to helping you recover from this condition.
Our medication options include Suboxone, Sublocade, and Vivitrol.
We believe that recovery from opioid use disorder is possible with effective medication and support. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about our medication options and how we can help you overcome your opioid addiction. We look forward to working with you on your journey to wellness.
Suboxone and Sublocade
Suboxone: This is a daily under-the-tongue film that contains buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, which means it activates the same receptors in the brain as opioids, but only partly. This helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and restores normal functioning. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, which means it blocks the effects of opioids. This helps prevent overdose and misuse of Suboxone. Suboxone is prescribed by trained providers who can monitor your progress and adjust your dose as needed.
Sublocade: This is a monthly injection that contains buprenorphine. It works similarly to Suboxone, but it provides a steady release of the medication into your body. This eliminates the need for daily dosing and reduces the risk of diversion or abuse. Sublocade is also prescribed by trained providers who can administer the injection and provide follow-up care.
This is a monthly injection that contains naltrexone. It works differently from Suboxone and Sublocade, as it is a pure opioid antagonist. It does not activate the opioid receptors, but instead blocks them completely. This prevents any opioid from having any effect on your brain, and reduces cravings and relapse risk. Vivitrol requires that you stop taking all opioids and buprenorphine products at least 7 days before starting the treatment, otherwise you may experience severe withdrawal symptoms. Vivitrol is also prescribed by trained providers who can administer the injection and provide follow-up care.