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"Opioid dependence is a difficult and complicated condition to overcome. Professionals, such as myself, consider it a disease and a lifelong battle. Through the use of my formal counseling and the prescription of Suboxone, we give patients a greater chance of success."

A combination of the Suboxone regimen and Dr. Berkowitz’s professional counseling he has helped many troubled patients, such as yourself, battle against opioid dependency. Here at A+ Pain Management we encourage, support, and walk hand in hand with you in helping you overcome this disease. The Suboxone film itself is a drug designed to suppress the urges and tendencies that come along with opioid dependency.

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone contains a combination of the drugs buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. Buprenorphine is similar to other opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin: however, it produces less euphoric (“high”) effects and therefore may be easier to stop taking.

Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin. If Suboxone is injected, naloxone will block the effects of buprenorphine and lead to withdrawal symptoms in a person with an opioid addiction. However, when administered under the tongue as directed, naloxone will not affect the actions of buprenorphine.