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At Coastal Addiction Center, we are proud to be able to treat a wide variety of individuals in Orange County who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.  In certain situations, the medication Suboxone can be an effective component of treatment for opioid abuse and dependence.


What is Suboxone?


Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) is a sublingual (under the tongue) film that can help by:


  • Decreasing the severity of withdrawal symptoms

  • Help to prevent cravings

  • Can be used as an effective measure for pain management


Combined with counseling and behavioral therapy, Suboxone can be a life-saving form of medication-assisted treatment.  Suboxone can help prevent relapse to opioid addiction after detox when used as part of a treatment plan that includes counseling.


Who is it for?


Suboxone, when used appropriately, can be effective in the following situations:


  • Heroin/Opioid dependence

  • Chronic cases of relapse (someone who is relapse-prone)

  • When other treatments have not worked

  • Addiction to substances that are notorious for overdose


Opioid addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that affects people psychologically and physically. Effective treatment programs often focus on both aspects of addiction through counseling and medication.  The staff at our Anaheim treatment facility has the experience and education necessary to help you recover.


Our medical doctor, Dr. David Asher, has been treating addiction in Orange County, CA for over a decade.  He uses the latest advances in addiction medicine and therapy to help those suffering from addiction.


SUBOXONE Film may not be right for everybody. SUBOXONE Film can cause serious side effects, including:


Respiratory problems. You have a higher risk of death and coma if you take SUBOXONE Film with other medicines, such as benzodiazepines
Sleepiness, dizziness, and problems with coordination
Dependency or abuse
Liver problems. Call your healthcare provider right away if you notice any of these signs of liver problems: Your skin or the white part of your eyes turning yellow (jaundice), urine turning dark, stools turning light in color, you have less of an appetite, or you have stomach (abdominal) pain or nausea. Your healthcare provider should do tests before you start taking and while you take SUBOXONE Film
Allergic reaction. You may have a rash, hives, swelling of the face, wheezing, or a loss of blood pressure and consciousness. Call a healthcare provider or get emergency help right away
Opioid withdrawal. This can include: shaking, sweating more than normal, feeling hot or cold more than 
normal, runny nose, watery eyes, goose bumps, diarrhea, vomiting, and muscle aches. Tell your healthcare provider if you develop any of these symptoms
Decrease in blood pressure. You may feel dizzy if you get up too fast from sitting or lying down

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