Q: What services do your OTPs offer?
A: Healthcare Services
Medical histories, annual physical examinations, and blood chemistry analyses.
Routine drug testing and medical treatment planning for the abuse of alcohol and non-opioid drugs.
Diagnosis of and referral to other healthcare matters where applicable.
Testing, treatment / counseling, and education for TB and HIV/AIDS.
Health awareness, wellness, and nutrition education.
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Q: We already have suboxone clinics in this area – why do we need methadone? Is methadone better than suboxone for treating opioid addiction?
A: For many individuals, suboxone (buprenorphine plus naloxone) is an effective first-option for opioid addiction treatment, but it does not work for all patients. This treatment modality is very similar to methadone treatment in that it involves the administration of a legal opioid (buprenorphine) to stabilize the biochemistry of the opioid-dependent person. The active ingredient, buprenorphine, is... Read More