Outpatient Addiction Treatment Centers in North Carolina
Suboxone Treatment for Patients with Opioid Addictions
At Solas Health, our goal is for patients to obtain a fulfilling, happy life. We always take a non-judgmental and kind attitude towards patients with substance use disorder. Recovery is a lifelong process.
What Is Suboxone Treatment?
Suboxone treatment combines buprenorphine with counseling and behavioral therapy to patients with opioid dependence disorders, in an effort to significantly reduce and eliminate cravings. Buprenorphine is an agonist-antagonist opioid type medication that attaches very strongly to the opiate receptors. Patients who are tolerant to opiates generally will feel no significant sedation or intoxication with buprenorphine. For this reason, patients can usually return to normal productive life very rapidly after detoxification.
This treatment option is known to provide several benefits including:
- High effectiveness
- Quick improvement
- Outpatient treatment
- No daily dosing requirements
The Suboxone Treatment Process
During your first visit, you will be taken through a thorough medical evaluation. The treatment procedure should begin as soon as possible and may even occur within one week of your initial visit. In some cases, the treatment can be administered during the initial consultation. The initial assessment will last for approximately one hour and two to three hours if you undergo treatment on the same day.
The standard Suboxone treatment process occurs in three phases:
1. The Induction Phase:
The induction phase is the medically monitored initiation phase of the treatment. In an effort to reduce the likelihood of sickness and acute withdrawal, you are required to be in an early stage of opioid withdrawal. You should also be abstinent of opiates for 12 to 24 hours before induction. You will be given detailed instructions to help you to prepare for your first appointment.
2. The Stabilization Phase:
During this phase, you can expect to be taking buprenorphine regularly and to no longer be using or abusing other opiates or illicit drugs. Increases or decreases in dosages may be made if clinically indicated. You will continue with regular counseling, which may eventually be reduced to one visit per month. Attendance at 12-step meetings is encouraged. You can expect to have normal interactions with friends, family members, and work. If you are compliant and no longer using any illicit substances, physician visits for medication refills may be reduced to every four weeks. This contrasts with methadone clinics, where daily attendance and cash payments are usually required.
3. The Maintenance Phase:
During this phase, you should be doing well on a stable dose of buprenorphine. The length of the maintenance phase is tailored to the individual patient and could be indefinite in some cases. You can expect your medication dosage to be gradually reduced or "titrated downward." You may wean off of buprenorphine altogether, but this could take many months (or even years). Although counseling may often be discontinued in this phase, we recommend continued involvement in a 12-step program or other support groups and activities.
Integrated Care: The 'Whole Patient' Approach
- Physician Services
Evidence-based practices, including screenings, personalized recovery plan and FDA approved medications such as Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade, and Vivitrol
Individual and/or group sessions to help patients stick to their recovery plans
- Recovery Support Services
A case manager can help patients identify resources for employment, housing, healthcare, education, recovery skill-building and more
Let Us Help You
We want to help you or your loved one overcome their addiction. We will treat you with dignity and respect, and aim to provide you with compassionate services so you can lead a happy and fulfilling life. Because we believe that recovery is a lifelong process, we encourage you to connect with loved ones and friends, as well as the higher power of your choosing. These connections can provide you with the encouragement and support you need to maintain your sobriety in the long run.
To get started with our program, you will need to bring your picture ID, as well as proof of insurance. We accept North Carolina Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, and VA. We are also in a network with more than 27 insurance providers including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Cigna. We are also in network with Sandhills Center and Alliance Health.
Solas Health wants to help lead you on the road to freedom. Call us today at (910) 295-7246 to schedule your appointment. Most patients can get an appointment within 24 - 48 hours. Expectant mothers and others with urgent needs should request expedited assessments. Feel free to send questions and inquiries through our online contact form.
Our mission is to provide compassionate, respectful, and affordable addiction treatment to patients throughout all of North Carolina. We believe that a comprehensive approach to recovery leads to long-term sobriety. We combine medical treatments, counseling, and other non-medical avenues in order to achieve these patient's recovery goals. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has shown that patients who participate in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and receive counseling for extended periods can achieve up to a 92% success rate of long-term recovery.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Compassionate Support
We have found that our patients who take advantage of medication-assisted treatment and also pursue counseling, 12-step (or non 12-step) support groups, and pursue a spiritual approach to recovery are able to move towards a happy and fulfilling life.
MAT Experience and Professionalism
We have over a decade of experience in administering medication-assisted treatments for opioid use disorders (OUD) using buprenorphine (brand name Suboxone, Sublocade, or Subutex). We have seen outstanding results with a very high percentage of success. In fact, evidence-based medicine has shown that this particular treatment can produce positive results in 90% of patients, which is consistent with our experience. Hope and freedom from addiction to opioids can be a reality.
After your first appointment, you will be moving in the right direction with expert clinical support and a treatment plan to follow. It’s simple to get started, call us at 910-295-7246.
20 Years of Treating North Carolina Residents
We Serve all of North Carolina via Telehealth
If you live in North Carolina, we can help. During the coronavirus epidemic, most new patients will be seen by TeleHealth (virtual) visits on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.
Our centers are located in:
We accept all forms of insurance (including North Carolina Medicaid and Medicare) and our fees are designed so anyone can receive treatment.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Telehealth visits are possible for new patients, but some 'in-office' visits may be required (for labs or testing, for example)
- Proper and rigorous identification of the patient is necessary
- A review of the North Carolina registry of controlled prescriptions will be performed
- Urine drug screens will be monitored according to medical necessity
- Counseling may be required
Don't suffer anymore when we can help. After you work with our doctors and get the benefit of their counseling and pain management backgrounds, you will be moving toward a life free from addiction, pain, and debilitating mental health disorders.