Free Yourself from Opioid Addiction.
Opioid dependence, misuse and addiction has been a growing public health problem in the US over the last 2 decades. In the US, more than 70,000 people die annually from drug overdose, with approximately 2/3's of those overdose deaths being attributed to opioids.
An estimated 130 people in the US die every day from an opioid-related overdose. In 2017, the President declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency.
Due to the overwhelming evidence that medications to treat opioid use disorders have saved countless lives, it is now strongly recommended that any individual suffering from an opioid problem be prescribed one of these medications.
The most commonly prescribed medication for opioid use disorder is Buprenorphine, often referred to as Suboxone, a medication that has been in use in the US for nearly 20 years.
Buprenorphine is intended to be prescribed in conjunction with ongoing psychosocial interventions (e.g. 12 step meetings, individual therapy, group therapy) so that the patient can learn recovery principles to lower their risk of relapsing on opioids and other substances of abuse.
Unfortunately, due to a number of factors, including limited availability, the majority of patients in the US that are prescribed Buprenorphine are not engaged in any additional psychosocial interventions.
This lack of additional support leads to a cycle of opioid abstinence and relapses, and also increases the likelihood that the patient will be continued on Buprenorphine for much longer than is necessary. Frequently patients are on buprenorphine maintenance therapy indefinitely, with no specific treatment plan to ever discontinue the medication.
At Tampa Bay Psychiatry, every patient that is prescribed Buprenorphine has access to psychosocial interventions within the practice in the form of group and individual psychotherapy with a licensed therapist who specializes in the treatment of addiction. Additionally, every patient has an individualized treatment plan to include the ultimate goal of tapering off Buprenorphine gradually in a manner that greatly reduces the risk of relapse.
FEE FOR SUBOXONE PROGRAM:
- $250 Evaluation for an hour with Dr. Robben (includes 30 days following evaluation)
- $150 per month to remain a patient of the Suboxone Program under Dr. Robben's care.
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