Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment

Suboxone® (Buprenorphine and Naloxone)
Suboxone is a medication used to help treat dependency on opioids, such as opioid painkillers and heroin. This, combined with regular behavioral therapy, has been proven to help individuals both manage, and potentially overcome, their addiction. Cedar Grove Medical Associates in Smyrna, TN can help.
  • Because Suboxone is a lawfully acquired medication from a licensed physician, there is no potential for legal repercussions as there are with illicit substances.
  • With this office-based program, no in-patient treatment is required; therefore, no interruption to your daily life is.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, Suboxone will help reduce your cravings for other opioids as well as suppress any symptoms of withdrawal.
How It Works
Suboxone is comprised of two compounds: buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine (an agonist) is a type of drug called an opioid, similar to heroin, methadone or oxycontin. Taking buprenorphine will prevent you from going into withdrawal and should stop you from craving other opioids by attaching to opioid receptors in the body. Naloxone (an antagonist) counteracts opioids and is meant to encourage patients to use Suboxone properly.
Our Program
  • Intake: During intake, you'll receive a comprehensive packet meant to help us (1) acquire necessary information from you and (2) provide you with every detail pertinent to your treatment as well as additional resources that may be helpful to you when seeking and undergoing treatment. Portions of this packet must be returned prior to your induction appointment being scheduled.
  • Induction: During your induction appointment, you will meet with the doctor. This is the time to ask questions or voice any concerns we may be able to help you with before receiving your first month's prescription. You must be in mild to moderate withdrawal to start your Suboxone regimen.
  • Stabilization: The goal of stabilization is to find the minimum dose necessary to keep you from (1) feeling withdrawal and (2) stop you from craving other opioids.
  • Maintenance: During maintenance, you will continue taking your prescription from home; visiting your doctor once a month to ensure you are benefiting from the medication and attaining your prescription refills as well as participating in monthly behavioral counseling sessions.
* Substance Abuse Counseling referrals available
* Our Program does not accept insurance

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