Suboxone for Opioid Addiction

At DeLand Medical wellness we understand the struggles of those with Opioid Addiction and we are committed to their growth by offering Suboxone and Subutex opioid addiction treatments.

The opioid addiction program is overseen by our physicians and happens in 3 phases:

1. The Induction Phase is the medically monitored startup of buprenorphine treatment performed in a qualified physician’s office or certified opioid treatment program (OTP) using approved buprenorphine products. The medication is administered when a person with an opioid dependency has abstained from using opioids for 12 to 24 hours and is in the early stages of opioid withdrawal. It is important to note that buprenorphine can bring on acute withdrawal for patents who are not in the early stages of withdrawal and who have other opioids in their bloodstream.​

2. The Stabilization Phase begins after a patient has discontinued or greatly reduced their misuse of the problem drug, no longer has cravings, and experiences few, if any, side effects. The buprenorphine dose may need to be adjusted during this phase. Because of the long-acting agent of buprenorphine, once patients have been stabilized, they can sometimes switch to alternate-day dosing instead of dosing every day.

3. The Maintenance Phase occurs when a patient is doing well on a steady dose of buprenorphine. The length of time of the maintenance phase is tailored to each patient and could be indefinite. People can engage in further treatment—with or without medication-assisted treatment (MAT)—to prevent a possible relapse.

​It is also important to note that treatment of opioid dependency with buprenorphine is most effective in combination with counseling services, which can include different forms of behavioral therapy and self-help programs.

To help you understand our opioid addiction program, let’s break down what Suboxone actually is

Suboxone is the brand name for a prescription medication used in treating those addicted to opioids, whether illegal or prescription opioids. It contains the ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, blocks the opiate receptors in the brain, and reduces a person’s urges. The second ingredient, naloxone, helps reverse the effects of opioids. Together, these drugs work to prevent withdrawal symptoms associated with an opioid addiction.

The cost of our program is $200 per month for the doctor visits. Your medication will be eprescribed to a pharmacy of your choosing. Unfortunately we do no accept insurance for the cost of the doctor visit however we do work with your pharmacy to get your medication cost covered by your insurance. At the time of your visit we can also issue you an insurance reimbursement form that you can present to your insurance company for possible reimbursement for the doctor visit.

To schedule an appointment or to get more information please call or text Deland Medical Wellness Center at 386-279-4588 or send us an email at