Buprenorphine Treatment for Opiate Addiction-2023


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We now know addiction is a brain disease, and the best way to fight a disease is with the help of a doctor. But you will soon learn that finding one who understands addiction and has the necessary credentials to do something about it, isn't easy.1

Unlike virtually all other conditions, to treat opioid addiction with buprenorphine physicians are required by law to receive special training, get an additional DEA#, and subject their practice to unannounced inspections from the DEA. Not surprisingly, not many doctors become qualified to prescribe buprenorphine. In fact, less than 3% of US physicians have, and only about one third of them actually prescribe. If that didn't make finding treatment hard enough, the federal government limits how many patients a physician can help with buprenorphine at any one time. They can treat up to 30 for the first year following certification and up to 100 thereafter (up to 275 for qualifying providers). No exceptions are made even in areas with chronic high overdose death rates, or long waiting lists. In addition, the busybodies in some state legislatures are pushing more laws which will discourage physicians and reduce access to treatment even further. As you can see finding a doctor, who has an opening, takes your insurance, and understands addiction can be difficult.1


TreatmentMatch homepage

TreatmentMatch is a free service which helps patients find providers certified to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid addiction. It allows patients to reach out 24/7 and begin the search for help. Immediately upon submission of answers to some short questions, alert emails go out to participating providers, who respond when they have openings. You are never asked for your name or address and your email address is hidden from the provider's view.1

Find out more or register right now to find a buprenorphine provider and start exploring your treatment options: www.TreatmentMatch.org

Over 100,000 patients have used TreatmentMatch.org

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  1. Brand names for buprenorphine/naloxone (bup/nx)

    combination products in the US:
    Suboxone Film
    Bunavail(discontinued in 2020)
    , and generic equivalents of the discontinued Suboxone Sublingual Tablets.
  2. Buprenorphine products in the US WITHOUT the added naloxone

    1. Subutex Tablets
      discontinued in 2009
      ) but the
      generic equivalents remain available
    2. Buprenex®
      is an injectable,
      FDA approved for pain
      NOT addiction -
      illegal to prescribe for opioid addiction
    3. Butrans®
      Patch, also
      FDA approved for pain
      and NOT addiction -
      illegal to prescribe for opioid addiction
    4. Pharmacy-compounded bup or bup/nx
      preparations - NOT FDA approved for addiction -
      illegal to prescribe for opioid addiction
  3. Probuphine®
    is an insertable
    buprenorphine rod
    which goes under the skin and releases bup over the course of 6 months. It
    was FDA approved in May of 2016
    , and is for the treatment of addiction.
  4. Belbuca™
    is a
    buprenorphine film
    which goes on the inside of the cheek. It
    was FDA approved in October of 2015
    , and is for the treatment of pain - NOT FDA approved for addiction -
    illegal to prescribe for opioid addiction
  5. Sublocade™
    , from the makers of Suboxone®, is a once-monthly buprenorphine subcutaneous injection, FDA approved 11/2017 for the treatment of opioid use disorder (opioid addiction).
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  1. Nothing on this website should be confused for medical advice. The information provided here should only serve to inspire you to find out more from credible sources. We hope to help you understand the disease better so that you know what questions to ask your doctor. Never take any online medical advice over that of a healthcare professional, assume it's all made up. Despite the links to peer reviewed studies all interpretations of said studies may be opinion, unreliable or erroneous. If some patients found something beneficial to them it's not an indication that it will be beneficial to you, on the contrary, it may be dangerous. You, not us, are responsible for what you do with the information you get from this website or any website.

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