Do Suboxone Treatments Require Daily Clinic Visits Like Methadone?
For those looking to overcome their opioid addiction, having to make daily clinic visits can be difficult. And while Methadone is well-known for its ability to help in opioid addiction treatments, it requires daily clinic visits to prevent substance abuse and misuse. Methadone is a full opiate agonist, meaning you could potentially abuse it to get high. Suboxone is a partial opiate agonist that doesn’t have the same potential for getting high.
Since Suboxone is a partial opiate agonist, it does not require daily visits to a clinic. Instead, under the guidance of your doctor and a MAT program, you could go days without having to check-in. This greatly improves the success rate for individuals looking to break their dependence on opioids.
Suboxone is distributed through films that dissolve under the tongue but aren’t easily shared from person to person. Individuals in a Suboxone MAT program can be asked to come into the clinic for their films to be counted. The films are numbered and assignable by patient so it’s easy to tell if they have the right amount of films left (misuse and abuse) or whether they have someone else’s films (illegal distribution / hiding abuse or misuse).
Since there are certain safeguards in place to prevent abuse and misuse, the need for daily clinic visits is limited. As such, Suboxone is the preferred choice of doctors and patients. For someone looking to overcome their opiate addiction, Suboxone is easily the best choice when daily clinical visits aren’t viable.
Suboxone is an FDA-approved drug that does not require daily visits to a clinic or treatment program. As it is not a full opiate agonist, the likelihood of abuse and misuse is limited. While Suboxone does have opioid-like properties, it’s a safe treatment plan when used in a controlled environment under close supervision such as check-ins.
Fritz Clinic uses Suboxone to help individuals manage and overcome their opioid/opiate addictions. If daily visits aren’t a viable option for you, our Suboxone treatments could be exactly what you need to reclaim your life. Contact us today and take the first step in changing your life forever.