Suboxone Management Specialist

Quest Medical Center

Family Practice located in Bay Shore, NY

In the United States alone, opioid addiction was blamed for more than 20,100 deaths in 2015. If you or someone you love is battling prescription painkiller addiction, get help at Quest Medical Center in Bay Shore, New York. The understanding and caring practitioners specialize in Suboxone® management. By having the courage to start the treatment you need today, your addiction battle may soon become a thing of your past.

Suboxone Management Q & A

What are the symptoms of an opioid addiction?

When used as prescribed, opioid prescription medication — including oxycodone and codeine — help manage your pain so you can rest and recover. But when you start abusing those medications or taking them in a different way than they're prescribed, you may start getting used to their relaxing effects. Some of the symptoms and warning signs of an opioid addiction include:

  • Not being able to stop taking the medication
  • Drowsiness or poor coordination
  • Nausea, vomiting, or constipation
  • Skipping work or school
  • Slurred speech

It's also common to experience mood swings and feel unmotivated most of the time. Some patients who have opioid addictions become depressed or sleep more (or less) than normal.  Some men and women report having severe anxiety attacks that interfere with their daily lives.

How does Suboxone work?

Opioids interact with brain receptors, which make you feel less pain. They're also known for making you feel euphoric. When your practitioner at Quest Medical Center provides Suboxone management treatment, the medication blocks the way opioids interact with brain receptors. While you’re taking Suboxone, opioids won't have the same effect — no more pain relief or euphoric highs. You eventually start having fewer cravings.  

Suboxone management is a very strategic care plan to help you get through an addiction or dependence. It's important to be open and honest with your practitioner while taking Suboxone so your treatment is as effective as possible.

When do I take Suboxone?

Suboxone comes in easy-to-take formularies. The type of Suboxone you need and dosage you should take depends on your specific needs. Suboxone comes in a sublingual tablet or a dissolvable film. Both formularies go under your tongue.

It takes several minutes for your dosage to dissolve, and most of the time, you only need to take Suboxone once a day. Your practitioner suggests the best time of day to take your Suboxone dosage. Generally it's just best to select a time that allows you to take it consistently every day.

Find out if Suboxone management is right for you by scheduling an appointment at Quest Medical Center. Book your session by calling the office or using the online booking feature.

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