Suboxone has been used for treating opiate addiction since the 1990s and has been available in America for more than 10 years. Initial recommendations for using suboxone were conservative, based on the opinions of experts and it was based on methadone regulations. Our telehealth medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program serves the community in and around Beaver Dam, KY, Ohio County because there’s a great need to serve the opioid addicted population who are dying in countless numbers due to overdose.
How is Suboxone Managed in MAT?
When someone uses our telehealth services, we manage our MAT program through either clinic visits or though a secure, private internet portal connection. We are legally permitted to prescribe suboxone online to patients who meet our diagnostic criteria for opioid dependence. The American Medical Association is recommending MAT and in the past year more than 15,000 physicians have become certified to treat people suffering from opiate addiction, which will definitely save the lives of thousands of people who may not have otherwise had hope.
Does MAT Substitute One Addiction for Another?
Methadone is used as a “replacement” for drugs like heroin or prescription opiates, in order to get someone to stop using harder drugs. Suboxone, on the other hand, when used for treating opiate addiction doesn’t involve trading one addiction for another because eventually the person will be tapered down. People who believe MAT involves trading one addiction for another have no concept of our treatment program and don’t understand the drug isn’t used for an indefinite period of time.
Contact our Beaver Dam, KY, Ohio County MAT Program:
Our MAT program serves the areas in and around Beaver Dam, KY, Ohio County, because we see a distinct need that needs to be met. At our suboxone program, people can participate in telemedicine services to avoid clinic visits, we accept private insurance, state Medicaid and offer transparent, affordable payment options. If you are suffering from an addiction to opiates and want to get your life back, contact our suboxone doctors right now and get the help you need.