For addicts in recovery on a Suboxone maintenance program, daily administration of the drug can become tiresome. Waiting for the sublingual strip to dissolve, being cautious about eating, drinking, or smoking immediately following your dose, these are all reasons addicts in early recovery have used to justify skipping a dose or stopping MAT treatment altogether. Now there is a much more convenient option available for those on a Suboxone maintenance program: a once monthly injection of the active ingredient in Suboxone called Sublocade.
There are several obvious benefits to a monthly injection as opposed to a daily sublingual strip or pill. As you have progressed in your recovery, no doubt your life has become busy with a myriad of enjoyable activities and endeavors. Eliminating the daily self-administration of the sublingual medication offers you some additional freedom both in your schedule and mobility. No longer will you have to worry about spending a spontaneous night out because your medication is at home, nor will you have to set aside upwards of 30 minutes each day waiting for the strip to dissolve.
Another less obvious benefit to the monthly injection as opposed to daily oral administration is a more consistent level of the medication in your system. Because a Sublocade injection is continuously releasing a small dose of buprenorphine into your system 24/7, you will not experience the highs and lows many patients report while using traditional Suboxone strips or pills. Eliminating those highs and lows means your mood, energy levels, and overall well-being will be more balanced and consistent throughout your day.
One more benefit of Sublocade as opposed to Suboxone is the elimination of the daily choice to take your medication. With Suboxone, you are choosing every day whether or not you want to take your dose, and the option to skip doses in favor of your drug of choice is always available. With Sublocade, that choice is eliminated, as the medicine is continuously released into your bloodstream with no action on your part for 30 days at a time. At Evolutions Treatment Center, our goal is to set you up for success in your sobriety through any means available. Call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 and let us help you on your journey to sobriety.