New Life Accepts Insurance for Suboxone Treatment

suboxone treatment from New Life Medical Addiction Services

Suboxone treatment just got a lot easier for people struggling with addiction in New Jersey. New Life Medical Addiction Services is now an in-network MAT provider that offers Suboxone treatment.

MAT maintenance, using Suboxone and other therapeutics, is an expensive proposition for the many patients who pay for it out of pocket. New Life now accepts approved insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid for MAT clinic Suboxone treatments. This is a game changer for people who are recovering from opioid addiction in South Jersey.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can be accomplished with a variety of medications, but Suboxone is one of the most efficacious. Suboxone is a combination buprenorphine and naloxone, two drugs that work together to decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms and reduce a patient’s dependence on opioids in the long term.

  1. How Does Suboxone Work?

Suboxone is part of a group of medications used in MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) called opioid antagonists. These medications work to nullify the effects of opioid agonist drugs such as oxycodone, heroin, and morphine. When someone uses an opioid agonist drug it activates a pain-blocking receptor in their brain and release endorphins that simulate pleasure. This is known as the “opioid effect.” When an opioid antagonist like Suboxone is prescribed as part of a patient’s recovery, the medication negates the effects of the opioid by preventing it from activating the pain receptors. This helps to manage a patient’s cravings and reduce symptoms of withdrawal.

  1. Suboxone vs Methadone. Which is Better?

Prior to the early 2000s, Methadone was the preferred treatment for opioid addiction. Since Suboxone was created specifically to treat opioid opioid addiction, the medication was designed to offer a far lower risk of dependency than methadone. Furthermore, the side-effects of Suboxone tend to be less severe than methadone and are usually physical rather than mental.

  1. The Two Forms of Suboxone

Suboxone is available to patients in both tablet and sublingual film versions.  Each of these will dissolve in a patient’s mouth and both produce basically the same result.  The one difference is that the tablets are sometimes less expensive than the film, and some patients feel they are more discreet. Conversely, some patients prefer the film because it allows for tapering their dose into smaller increments while they are in the process of weaning off the medication entirely. Please remember that any tapering needs to be done under the guidance of New Life’s physicians.

  1. Recovery is More Than Suboxone MAT

While medication-assisted treatment using Suboxone is a critical element in helping patients beat addiction, it is only one aspect of an addiction recovery plan. New Life’s MAT plan combines our carefully monitored medication treatment with substance abuse counseling. For some patients in recovery, Suboxone is not the right choice of medication.

If you think Suboxone or another form of medication-assisted treatment may be right for you, New Life is here to help. Our team will work with you to create a personalized recovery plan that meets your recovery needs and goals. Click here to verify your insurance.

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