Does The Government Approve Of Suboxone?

Suboxone is an FDA-approved drug used in medically assisted therapy treatments (MAT) for opioid-dependent individuals. Additionally, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) stands behind Suboxone in MAT programs. The federal government believes that the use of Suboxone gives individuals a greater chance of recovery from opioid addiction rather than cold-turkey programs.


Suboxone has opioid-like characteristics that help to reduce withdrawal symptoms from opioid use. For many, using one opioid in the place of another opioid makes absolutely no sense. Some argue that Suboxone is another replacement to get high – this is wrong. Suboxone does not work the same as other opioids, affecting brain receptors differently than other opioids.

Suboxone has been approved by the FDA and the SAMHSA for use in medically assisted therapy treatments. Under strict supervision, Suboxone has proven to help dramatically improve your chance of overcoming your opioid addiction while also helping to prevent future relapses. Studies have shown that using Suboxone helps to dramatically improve success rates in opioid treatments versus cold-turkey programs.

Since Suboxone is approved by the federal government, there are certain protections in place against discrimination through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As such, Suboxone is a great way to finally beat your opioid addiction.

Can Suboxone Be Abused Like Any Other Opioid?

Since Suboxone is approved by the FDA and the SAMHSA, does that mean it’s safe for use without any chance of misuse or abuse?

Unfortunately, any drug can be misused and abused. However, under a MAT program, the likelihood of Suboxone misuse and abuse can be limited dramatically. Your doctor will watch for any signs of relapse, dependency, or abuse and make any changes as necessary to protect you in the event you start down the wrong path again.

Suboxone does not work like every other opioid. Instead, it helps to affect the same brain receptors without providing the same high that other opioids do. Used properly, Suboxone reduced the symptoms of opioid withdrawals.

Could Suboxone be abused like any other opioid – yes. However, used under close supervision by a medical professional, it’s very unlikely.

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As an FDA-approved drug, Suboxone can help you overcome your opioid/opiate addiction. While it does have opioid-like properties, when used in a controlled environment with close supervision, Suboxone can help you gain the edge you need to finally kick your opioid addiction.

The Fritz Clinic uses Suboxone to help you manage and overcome opioid/opiate addiction. If you are ready to reclaim your life, contact us today and take the first step in changing your life forever.

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