Fritz Clinic offers medically assisted treatment using Suboxone. This protocol commonly involves three phases: induction, stabilization, and maintenance. The introduction phase is the medically monitored start-up of addiction therapy.
First, Suboxone is administered when an opioid-addicted individual has abstained from using opioids for 12–24 hours and is in the early stages of opioid withdrawal. This ensures the patient does not enter early acute withdrawal while starting on the Suboxone. The treatment continues as part of our addiction recovery process, with managed treatment and personalized care.
Afterwards, during the stabilization phase, the Suboxone dose is adjusted until a patient has either stopped completely or greatly reduced the use of other opioids, and is no longer experiencing cravings. Once the steady dose is obtained, the patient enters the maintenance phase. The length of time of the maintenance phase will vary from patient to patient as every person is unique in their addiction.