Is methadone maintenance the only type of medication-assisted treatment you offer for people addicted to opiates like heroin, Oxycotin or Demerol?

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Is methadone maintenance the only type of medication-assisted treatment you offer for people addicted to opiates like heroin, Oxycotin or Demerol?

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RNP offers innovative evidence-based medication-assisted treatment options for those diagnoses with opioid addictions. Options include Buprenorphine or Methadone medications. Buprenorphine is available by prescription as a treatment for opioid dependence. It has been found to be effective in reducing the need to continue using opiates (buprenorphine maintenance) and also in helping people to withdraw from heroin and methadone. Buprenorphine is also prescribed to treat severe pain. The Federal Drug Administration has approved Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone) Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a medication prescribed in RNP’s Medication-Assisted Treatment programs. The purpose for the addition of naloxone to buprenorphine is to reduce the risk of misuse. If buprenorphine is misused (administered intravenously), the naloxone will cause immediate and intense withdrawal in opioid-dependent people.

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