What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is the brand-name of a medication called Buprenorphine/Naloxone. It is a medication treatment for opiate addiction that can be prescribed in an office setting. Doctors require specialized training and licensing in order to prescribe it.

Experts consider Suboxone safer than other medications when used for treatment of an addiction to pain medication as part of a clinical treatment program. 

What is the Difference Between Suboxone, Methadone and Naltrexone?

Suboxone is a treatment for which you can get a prescription if you're addicted to pain medication. It differs from Methadone because in order to receive Methadone you need to visit a Methadone clinic every day. 

The third approved medication, Naltrexone, does not work like Suboxone or Methadone. It helps treat an addiction to pain medication by dulling the effect of the pain killers you're trying to use while on it. Naltrexone can be prescribed by doctors, but the most effective form of this medication is the long-acting injectable form, which is rarely covered by insurance. 

Why Come to Nebraska Medicine for Treatment of Pain, or Addiction to Pain Medication?

Licensed to Prescribe Suboxone

Prescribing Suboxone requires specialized training and licensing from the Drug Enforcement Agency. Few doctors in Nebraska have this training and license. Several doctors at Nebraska Medicine are licensed to prescribe Suboxone.

Specialists in Determining if You Are Addicted to Pain Medication

Often people who might be addicted to pain killers such as Percocet (Oxycodone) or Tramadol, may not realize they are. Thanks to our depth of knowledge specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of addiction and pain relief, we are able to help.

Experts in Relieving and Coping with Pain

We have doctors who specialize in treating pain, allowing them to more effectively keep up with the very latest research to help you avoid pain, cope with chronic pain, or halt addiction to pain medicines. 

Substance Use Expertise

Dr. Alena Balasanova is one of the few doctors in Nebraska specialized in treating those struggling simultaneously with mental health and substance use issues. This is particularly important, as sometimes addiction to pain killers is intertwined with mental health hurdles.

Are you looking for help to stop using your opiate pain medication?
Are you looking for other medical treatment for your pain?
Are you willing to stop your pain medication before pursuing other medical treatment?
Are you looking for an intensive behavioral and physical therapy program to manage your pain without medical intervention?
If you answered yes to any of the questions, please call 800.922.0000 to talk further with us about your situation.

The information contained in this article is to be utilized for information purposes only. For specific questions regarding your medical condition or treatment plan please consult with your doctor directly.