[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”616″ img_size=”1000×400″][vc_column_text]At First Step Recovery Center, which serves clients in Apple Valley, California, our priority is to treat every individual as someone special. No matter what addictive substance has taken over one’s life or a loved one’s life, we are prepared with counseling, detox programs, and a variety of Apple Valley outpatient programs to help get one’s life back to normal. Addiction does not have to be a lifelong problem. Our services are individualized to provide the best success for each person.

[su_note note_color=”#e5e5e5″]One treatment that we use for Apple Valley patients for opioid addictions is Suboxone. While many have heard of Narcan being the antagonist for opioids, not many have heard of Suboxone, which can bring about great results when used as directed. Suboxone is actually a blend of two drugs, which include Narcan, also known as Naloxone, and Buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is a synthetic opioid that is not as strong as most other opioids, such as heroin, are. While it still gives opioid addicts the high that they crave, it does not give as great of a high as heroin or similar drugs do. Therefore, we can give this blended drug to patients in decreasing doses to wean them slowly from their former drug of choice. In some cases, we may leave patients on Suboxone for the long-term.[/su_note]

Apple Valley Drug Addiction Treatment with Suboxone

Suboxone has been chosen as a favored drug for opioid addicts because it can be prescribed more easily than similar drugs, such as Methadone, can be. In Apple Valley, we are able to write out scripts for up to a month of Suboxone as opposed to only one or two days as we could with Methadone. However, we warn our Apple Valley patients to be careful with their Suboxone prescriptions, to keep them away from children and never to give the medication to anyone else. While Suboxone is used favorably for patients with current addictions, the strength of the medication may cause a new addiction in patients for whom the drug is not prescribed.

[su_note note_color=”#e5e5e5″]Our physicians and office staff at Apple Valley’s First Step Recovery Center are always available to help new and current patients understand their treatment programs as well as their medication plans. We will go over precautions, dosage information, and drug side effects before prescribing Suboxone. We encourage our Apple Valley patients to call us immediately if they have any questions during any part of their treatment plans.[/su_note][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]