An OBOT program utilizes buprenorphine or buprenorphine compounds like Suboxone®, Zubsol® or Bunavail®. These treatments eliminate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings for illicit opioids. Like a traditional opioid treatment program, it supports medication with in-house recovery services. However, OBOTs do not require a daily visit for medication. Instead, the doctor or nurse practitioner prescribes the appropriate medication, and the patient fills the prescription at any pharmacy.
Buprenorphine and methadone provide different treatment experiences. The right medication for you or your loved one depends on personal experience with opioids and a variety of other factors. A trained medical professional will work with the patient to decide on the best option. Some of the key differences between the two medications include:
A patient enrolled in a MAT program progresses through different stages of recovery. MAT programs such as OBOT with buprenorphine consist of four phases:
Everyone has a different experience with MAT phases. You may take a longer or shorter time to progress through a part of the treatment. Only you and your doctor can determine your milestones for growth. For more information about MAT with buprenorphine, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Our buprenorphine and Suboxone® treatment centers serve patients throughout New England. We offer medication-assisted treatment and counseling to patients dealing with opioid addiction. In addition to buprenorphine treatment at four locations, we provide methadone maintenance programs at every office. If you are 18 or older and misuse opioids, we can help. Contact us today using the form below, or call 866.758.7769.