Scottsdale Mental Health and Wellness Institute offers Suboxone treatment in Arizona for those suffering from opioid addiction. Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) offers relief for patients experiencing the symptoms of opioid withdrawal and helps them overcome the effects that lead to addiction. Suboxone treatment works by blocking the opioid receptors in the brain, preventing them from triggering the feelings of pain relief or euphoria that influence patients to continue taking opioids. This form of opioid withdrawal treatment has proven to be effective because it essentially reduces the cravings that lead to abuse. Research has found that when combined with counseling and other forms of care, Suboxone treatment significantly improves the odds that a patient will recover successfully from an opioid addiction.
Suboxone Program – Suboxone doctors
Intake evaluation: SMHWI is the leading medical opioid treatment program in Scottsdale. We will complete a medical and mental health assessment, including a detailed substance use history. During this assessment, the Suboxone doctors will be explaining the pros and cons of the medication and outline the expectation and duration of the treatment. This appointment at our outpatient Suboxone clinic is typically one hour long. Even though your initial meeting with your doctor may take place online, our opioid treatment program does require in-person visits at our clinic during your recovery process. If and when appropriate, the client will leave the office with an order for a drug screen and other laboratory tests as deemed necessary. When applicable, the client may leave the office with a Suboxone prescription.
First Follow-Up Appointment: This appointment is set up within 7 days after the intake evaluation. During this assessment, the provider and the client discuss the effectiveness of the prescribed Suboxone and address the dosage of the medication.
Stabilization: At the very least, the next four appointments will be scheduled on a weekly basis to stabilize the prescribed medication further to achieve stabilization and maintenance. Drug screens are done at random times, including between office visits, which may be ordered by phone.
Maintenance: Once the Suboxone dose is stabilized, the clients are monitored on a bi-weekly basis with drug screens at every visit. This phase includes individual and group counseling at outside facilities (signatures from providers confirming regular attendance is required).
Why Choose SMHWI?
We understand the challenges and difficulties that people may face when struggling with an opioid addiction. That is why we strive to create a judgment-free environment for patients in addition to our extensive expertise in treating substance abuse issues. When you or a loved one choose to enter our program, our licensed and board-certified medical professionals deliver patient-centered mental health services. Our approach is holistic, and treatments are administered by experienced, compassionate providers with extensive experience in psychiatric care.
We have been recognized as one of the leading mental health and wellness centers in the state, and we are proud of our track record of success with those we have treated. We also offer other substance abuse treatments for those suffering from multiple chemical dependencies. With our help, there is hope for those seeking to break free of their addictions and live better, healthier lives. Reach out to us today to get started.