Posts Tagged ‘Suboxone’

Office Based Treatment Opens in Atlanta

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

WellStep Atlanta, an affiliate of Northwest Behavioral Medicine, issued a press release announcing the 2008 opening of a confidential outpatient office-based treatment center in Alpharetta, Georgia.

WellStep’s programs use state-of-the-art medications: they utilizes Suboxone to treat opioid addictions; Vivitrol and Campral for alcoholism; and naltrexone, mood stablizers and SSRIs for the treatment of gambling and internet addictions.

The clinic, which treats people ages 16 and up, also performs evaluations, offers individual and group counseling, and makes referrals when necessary.

“Our program is only for those who do not require constant observation in a hospital or day treatment setting and who are highly motivated in their treatment.”

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Date: Jan. 17, 2008

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Suboxone Hitting the Streets

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

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According to an article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette News, Suboxone (buprenorphine)—widely regarded as one of the best treatment options for opioid dependent addicts—has started showing up with increasing frequency on the illicit drug market. The piece notes a recent three-part series on the issue that appeared in the Baltimore Sun.

The availability of “bupe”, as it is termed on the streets, is arising from people to whom Suboxone has been prescribed who then turn and sell it on the streets to raise money to buy heroin. However, the minimal ‘high’ it creates, coupled with steep prices, suggest it won’t have wide black market appeal.

Despite the growing problems, Suboxone “remains one of the best means available to help conquer addiction.”

Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette News
Date: Jan. 8, 2008

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