Methadone vs Suboxone: What is the Difference?

If you are looking into opioid treatment programs, you may be wondering what is the difference between Methadone versus Suboxone as a form of medication used to treat addiction. Here is a quick look at how the two are the same as well as how they are different. Uses Both Methadone and Suboxone are opioids, but while Methadone is used... read more »

Suboxone Provides Addiction Treatment

Suboxone is an effective form of opioid addiction treatment for many people. A controlled substance that is classified as a Schedule III prescription drug, Suboxone is the brand-name for a drug that actually consists of two ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone.  Since it is a Schedule III prescription drug, doctors can only prescribe Suboxone after having received special training and certification... read more »

Treat Withdrawal Symptoms as You Heal with Suboxone

If you or someone you love is suffering from an opioid addiction, a treatment program involving suboxone may be just what you need. Suboxone is a drug that combines buprenorphine and naloxone to help address opioid addiction. Both of these substances affect the brain, though each affect it in a different way. What is Buprenorphine? Buprenorphine is a partial opioid... read more »

Opioid Addiction: How Does One Become an Addict?

With more than 2 million Americans and around 15 million people worldwide misusing prescription opioids and heroin, it is clear that opioid abuse is a serious issue. In fact, more than 20,000 deaths in the United States were attributed to an overdose of prescription opioids in 2016 along with another 13,000 deaths resulting from heroin use. As such, drug overdose... read more »

Dispelling Myths About Suboxone Treatment

If you are considering using suboxone to assist with your recovery from opioid addiction, you may have heard some myths that have caused you to worry about this form of treatment.  One common myth about suboxone is that you aren’t really in recovery if you are using the medication. The reality is that you do not have to be completely... read more »

Taking Steps to Prevent Opioid Addiction

At Advanced Spine & Rehab, we specialize in treating individuals who are suffering from addiction to opioids. While our method of treatment involves using suboxone as a part of the treatment program, we are also major proponents of taking the necessary steps to prevent opioid addiction from developing in the first place.  One way to prevent opioid addiction is to... read more »

Are You Becoming Addicted to Opioids?

With nearly 30 percent of adults in the United States living with chronic pain, it only makes sense that many will also need the help of prescription medication to manage the pain. If you are utilizing pain medication to help you cope with your chronic pain, it is important to know how to tell the difference between appropriate use and... read more »

Recognizing the Signs of Opioid Use Disorder

In 2017 alone, more than 72,000 people in the United States died from drug overdose. The sharpest increase in drug use and death was the use of synthetic opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30,000 overdose deaths can be attributed to opioids, with 16,000 being linked to heroin and the remainder being linked to prescription... read more »

Using Behavioral Therapy with Suboxone to Treat Opioid Addiction

When treating an opioid addiction, a number of additional treatment strategies may be used along with using suboxone to help manage the addiction. Among these strategies are behavioral therapies, such as contingency management interventions or motivational incentives. This type of behavior therapy involves giving the patient a tangible reward in order to reinforce positive behaviors, such as abstaining from using... read more »

Meeting Your Needs with a Suboxone Treatment Program

At Advanced Spine & Rehab, we are pleased to be able to provide our clients with an effective treatment option for opioid addiction. While the level of success with this treatment option will vary from one person to the next, suboxone has been proven to help many people recover from their addiction so they can go on to lead healthy,... read more »