Suboxone Doctors in Michigan


Michigan Suboxone Doctors

by Lauren Pesce

Are you addicted to Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, some other prescription painkiller or even worse, heroin? If you're addicted to an opiate, chances are you've lost hope in life, cannot fathom a way to overcome the withdrawal symptoms that you feel every time you make the bold and courageous decision to attempt to quit on your own and simply have no idea if you will ever recover. Fortunately, despite the growing number of people addicted to opiates in Michigan, Suboxone doctors are becoming more readily available to provide help.

What is Suboxone? More information on

Suboxone is a medication that can only be administered by a licensed Suboxone doctor. In Michigan, there are hundreds of doctors who have become licensed since 2002 and can readily prescribe Suboxone to you to treat opiate dependence. This medication has been proven effective at treating opiate dependence, especially addictions to heroin and prescription painkillers.

Suboxone is made up of a combination of two active ingredients: Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Each of these drugs plays a key role in helping the user to feel comfortable during opiate addiction recovery. The buprenorphine wards off withdrawal symptoms for a comfortable recovery while the naloxone prevents the user from feeling any euphoric effects from the buprenorphine or from other opiates.

Who is Suboxone for?

If you are addicted to opiates and you're ready to quit, Suboxone may be the right treatment for you! Talk with your Michigan Suboxone doctor about the treatment and the types of people that it has already helped. You may be surprised to find out that you are an ideal candidate for treatment and that your opiate dependence may soon truly become a part of your past.

If you suffer from any of the following health conditions, you Michigan Suboxone doctor may not be able to prescribe Suboxone to you:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Liver Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Mental Illness

Do not refrain from asking for help even if you suffer from one of the above conditions or if you think that you may not be a good candidate for Suboxone treatment. A Michigan Suboxone doctor will be able to determine if Suboxone is right for you and, if not, he can refer you for another method of treatment that may work.

Suboxone is not a take when you need it medication. You have to commit yourself to taking Suboxone regularly in order to gain the greatest effects of the drug and to avoid relapse. If you think that you are not ready to commit to complete abstinence from opiates or if you do not plan on following the Michigan Suboxone doctor's orders completely, consider other methods of treatment as this may not be the right treatment for you.

Side Effects More information on

Taking Suboxone can lead to a number of side effects. Most of the Suboxone effects that you feel will not require medical attention and should go away with time. You can expect to feel a number of side effects as your body adjusts to the Suboxone and you become used to the changes that your body is going through during this challenging time. Some of the side effects that are not considered serious but which may be uncomfortable or annoying to you as you adjust include:

  • Nausea or stomach upset
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia

Talk with your Michigan Suboxone doctor if these side effects persist for more than a few days or a week. He may be able to provide you with a method of coping or he may adjust your Suboxone dose to better accommodate your treatment needs and reduce the side effects that you are feeling. Sometimes, lowering or increasing the dose is all it takes to make these side effects subside which is why it's always important to stay in communication with your Michigan Suboxone doctor.

Serious Side Effects

If you suffer any of the following serious side effects, your Michigan Suboxone doctor should be contacted immediately:

  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Complete loss of coordination
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the face, throat or neck
  • Difficulty breathing

These serious side effects could be a sign that you are allergic to Suboxone. Many Michigan Suboxone doctors will require you to take your first dose of the medication in the office so that they can asses you and be sure that you don't have an allergic reaction to the drug. This will be at the sole discretion of the Suboxone doctor.

Finding Help

If you're ready to get sober, quitting cold turkey is not the way to go! A Michigan Suboxone doctor can provide you with effective treatment that reduces your risk of relapse, prevents you from feeling the serious discomforts of withdrawal from opiates and keeps you on the right path to sobriety. Finding a Michigan Suboxone doctor begins with a trip to your local primary care physician or a check online for a free referral.

If you have health insurance, you may already have coverage that can help to offset the costs of opiate dependence treatment making Suboxone an even more affordable option for your recovery needs. Contact your insurance provider to determine what coverages you have and where you can turn for Suboxone treatment. They may even be able to provide you with a list of Michigan Suboxone doctors who can provide you treatment under that health plan.

There's no better time to find help and get sober than the present! By making this decision and taking this step you are ensuring yourself a better life, free from addiction, free from opiates and free from the struggles that you have endured over the past years.

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