SUBOXONE is the first opioid medication approved under DATA 2000 for the treatment of opioid dependence in an office-based setting. SUBOXONE also can be dispensed for take-home use, just as any other medicine for other medical conditions. The primary active ingredient in SUBOXONE is buprenorphine. The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives. www.drugfree.org
The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) offers additional information on buprenorphine including information in Spanish. http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/
The purpose of the Medical Assisted Treatment site is to raise awareness and understanding of substance abuse, the problems it creates, and the ways to deal with these problems. www.medicalassistedtreatment.org
Ready to regain control of your life and deal with your addiction to alcohol? Dr. Pearlman's web site offers guidance and many resources. www.freedomfromalcohol.com
These resources offer additional help and understanding of addiction and the treatment available.