Community Medical Services is able to provide Suboxone, Generic Suboxone, and Buprenorphine, to our patients based on our Physicians’ assessment of your needs. These programs can be effective for individuals who are physically dependent on opiates such as Oxycontin, Percocet, Demorol, Codeine, and Morphine.
Save Costs on Generic Suboxone:
By providing Suboxone in its newly-released generic form, our patients often pay much less than they would if they were to go to a pharmacy where prices are typically marked up by high percentages.
At Community Medical Services, you will receive expertise care from our licensed doctors, counselors, and nurses who are available to you throughout the program. We will help you to reduce drug cravings which will allow you to return to a normal life within days.
Your comprehensive treatment will take place in a doctor’s office setting where you will receive outpatient drug rehabilitation treatment.
CMS prescribes Suboxone for patients that fit the criteria. Your therapy with Suboxone will be a step by step program separated by four phases.
- Medical withdrawal
Opioid dependence is a long-term medical condition, which means that some patients may require treatment for extended periods of time to prevent relapse and to stay on track with their recovery. While this can seem overwhelming, we can help keep you motivated, encouraged and excited about getting your life back.
The power of opioid addiction is hard to understand for those who have not experienced it firsthand. Most people who become addicted to opioids (either heroin or prescription pain medications) follow a downward spiral that commonly ends in imprisonment or death. Many patients may have been through detox and treatment programs but end up returning to drug use in spite of their best efforts.
Methadone is not a cure for opioid addiction, but it dramatically decreases cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and allows motivated patients to stay away from illicit street drugs for long periods of time. Methadone does not make people “high” – it simply makes them feel normal and able to function again. Methadone is always combined with counseling to help people rebuild their lives that have been ravaged by their addiction.
Many people question why it makes sense to “give drugs to drug addicts.” Years of experience and research have shown, however, that this is by far the most effective approach. Methadone treatment was developed almost 50 years ago and is considered the standard of care for opioid addiction. All methadone clinics are strictly regulated by the Federal Government and follow procedures that have been worked out over the years and found to be the most effective.
It would of course be better for patients to simply “stop using drugs” and live lives free of all drugs or medications. Unfortunately, once a person has developed an addiction to opioids, this approach may no longer be possible and will only lead to repeated treatment episodes followed by relapses. This does not mean that opioid addicts are “weak” or have no “will power” – it simply testifies to how serious opioid addiction is and how hard it is to treat. If you have a family member or friend who is addicted to opioids, the best thing you can do for that person is to urge them to enroll in a treatment program where they can get both medication and counseling services and to stick with the program long term. Telling patients they need to “get off methadone” will likely only lead to them continuing on their downward course.
Patients who are successful in the program may be candidates for tapering off of their methadone dose and eventual discontinuation; although there are others who may need to stay on methadone treatment for life. Decisions about dosing and tapering need to be individualized and are always made in conjunction with the patient, their families and their support group. Patients should have a stable home and personal life before tapering and it is recommended that patients taper slowly, usually over many months, in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms and relapsing back to illicit drug use.
At Community Medical Services, we offer treatment with medications such as methadone and buprenorphine combined with counseling in a compassionate and caring environment. All of our staff are trained and experienced in dealing with addictions and their associated problems – medical, psychological, personal, and spiritual. We are licensed by the federal government under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). If you have questions, we invite you to call us for a confidential discussion with one of our staff members.
Call us today to speak with a qualified treatment specialist and to make an appointment.