Up to 12% of patients who receive an opioid prescription develop an opioid-use disorder. If you’re struggling with opioid use, contact Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice, in New Windsor and Albany, New York. Mitchell Cabisudo, MD, a double board-certified psychiatrist, offers Suboxone® therapy as part of a multidisciplinary treatment plan to help you recover from your addiction or substance-abuse problem. Call Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice or schedule a consultation online today.
Suboxone, known generically as buprenorphine, is a prescription medication that Dr. Cabisudo prescribes as part of treatment for opioid addiction. Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist, meaning that it blocks your opiate receptors, reducing your urges to use opiate drugs.
At Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice, Dr. Cabisudo provides customized treatment plans, combining a variety of therapies to help you recover from your addiction. He often combines Suboxone prescriptions with individual and group therapy.
Addiction changes the way the part of your brain that regulates your impulse control and judgment, making your cravings for opiates stronger while reducing your ability to make healthy decisions. Suboxone helps to reduce those cravings. It also reduces your withdrawal symptoms.
When Suboxone controls your urges, you have the mental clarity to focus your efforts on therapy. During therapy sessions, you explore any underlying issues that contribute to your addiction and learn techniques to control your cravings. You also learn and practice lifestyle modifications to help you avoid the temptation to use opiates.
Dr. Cabisudo provides personalized advice on what to expect during your treatment. He helps you prepare for Suboxone therapy and is available to support you at every step of your journey to an addiction-free life.
In general, you choose a day to start treatment, and when you begin to experience withdrawal symptoms, you begin to take the medication. You should expect to spend at least two hours at Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice on your first day of treatment. This allows Dr. Cabisudo to prescribe the correct dose and monitor you while the Suboxone takes effect.
After your first day, you receive a prescription and take Suboxone at home on a schedule directed by Dr. Cabisudo. You attend individual and group therapy sessions and have regular checkups with Dr. Cabisudo to monitor your progress and adjust your prescription as needed. Eventually, you taper off your use of Suboxone.
Recovering from addiction isn’t easy, but with support from Dr. Cabisudo and a commitment to change on your part, you can lead a life free from addiction.
Call Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice or schedule a consultation online today.