However, it is of vital importance to recognize that opioid dependence involves not only chemical dependency, but also has an established behavioral component that is extremely important to be addressed, and thus treatment with these medications only represents about 25% of the treatment process. Regular therapeutic exercise is a key part of the rehabilitation process, although most critical, is to tenaciously follow through with important life-style changes in order to achieve success in eliminating the chance for relapse, and maintaining a high level of physical, psychological and cognitive functioning. This in turn allows the maintenance and a return to a more normal existence, if not success, in the workplace, and in interactions with loved ones, family and friends.
The criteria for qualifying as a Suboxone/Sebutex patient in an office-based setting will be discussed in detail at the initial consultation by the physician(s) in are practice who are certified prescribe and administer this program, but only those who fulfill all criteria for participation in this specialized treatment will be considered.
All patients who are referred as potential candidate for this treatment should be accompanied by a family member(s) or significant other(s) who are deeply involved as a primary support at the time of consultation.
All patients who go beyond opioid tolerance and dependence, and struggle with opioid and/or alcohol and multi-drug addiction, need to be evaluated and treated by a formal chemical dependency program which is not a service that we are provide in our practice.