Drug Addiction Treatment
Intake nurse with a welcoming smile at a Suboxone clinic in Georgetown KY
By BrightView
Published: June 8, 2023
Updated: June 6, 2024

Medication management or medically assisted detox is one of the best approaches to long-term recovery. Medications like Vivitrol, Suboxone, and methadone reduce opioid cravings and lower the risk of relapse. Studies show medications like Suboxone also increase program retention, meaning individuals are more likely to complete treatment and stay sober. Today, Suboxone is a leading medication used in opioid recovery, becoming increasingly accessible to clinics nationwide. 

Suboxone is a brand name of a buprenorphine/naloxone medication. Other brand names include Sublocade, Brixadi, and Subutex.

If you or someone you love is looking for treatment in Georgetown, KY, call BrightView now. Our outpatient treatment centers provide drug rehab, including treatment using Suboxone. Call us now at 888.501.9865 to speak with our intake specialists and learn more about our Georgetown, KY addiction treatment center.  

How Does Suboxone Work?

Long-term opioid use changes a person’s brain chemistry causing intense withdrawal symptoms, commonly called “dope sickness.” Unfortunately, untreated opioid withdrawal often leads to relapse, other drug use, and overdose.

Doctors have prescribed Suboxone for the last 20 years to reduce the risk of opioid and opiate relapse. Suboxone is an FDA-regulated medication used for medically assisted detox. Like other medically assisted prescriptions, Suboxone blocks opioid receptors in the brain to reduce craving and withdrawal symptoms. 

Unlike other drugs, opioid withdrawal symptoms, including intense cravings, can reoccur for several months. This can lead to relapse, other drug use, and difficulty living a normal life. Medically assisted detox with Suboxone is a safe and effective tool for recovery. Designed for long-term use, many patients reduce Suboxone doses over months or years to wean off of opioids for good.

Benefits of Treatment with Suboxone

Whether someone has become dependent on prescription opioids or illicit opiates, Suboxone offers a way to recover with medical support without taking weeks or months away from work and school. Suboxone can be more accessible than other opioid treatment options. Unlike methadone, patients do not need to visit their center daily for Suboxone. Other benefits of Suboxone include:

  • Medicaid and insurance coverage
  • Approved for long-term use
  • Easy-to-find treatment centers
  • Limited side effects

While someone will experience minor withdrawals when they stop taking Suboxone, symptoms are significantly less difficult than those associated with opioid withdrawal. For anyone in a treatment program using Suboxone, clinicians and doctors can set a treatment schedule and long-term goals, whether an individual hopes to stop Suboxone in a few months or years. 

Find a Treatment Center in Georgetown Kentucky Today

Thanks to Kentucky’s House Bill 7, addiction treatment is more accessible than ever.1 Accessible treatment in rehab centers has helped Scott County reduce annual overdoses and opioid-related deaths.2

If you or someone you love is ready to learn more about the benefits of treatment, we can help. BrightView has locations in eight states that provide Medicaid-covered treatment, including our Georgetown, KY addiction treatment center. Our accessible treatment programs include:

  • Medication management
  • Addiction treatment
  • Vivitrol injections
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Telehealth therapy
  • Drug rehab
  • Alcohol rehab
  • 24/7 phone support
  • Same-day enrollment

At BrightView, we treat our patients like people and addiction like a disease. We know that accessibility is the key to recovery. That’s why we take walk-in appointments and treat patients with or without insurance. Our addiction treatment doctors in Georgetown, KY dispense Suboxone on-site, permitting patients to meet with therapists, participate in recovery groups, and receive medication all in the same place. 

Learn More About Addiction Treatment at BrightView

Did you know you can begin treatment at BrightView in just four hours? Call us now at 888.501.9865 or complete our brief online form to learn more about the benefits of addiction treatment in Georgetown, KY. 


  1. “2021 Kentucky Drug Overdose Report Now Available” – The Bourbon County Citizen
  2. “Annual OD deaths drop in county, state” – News-Graphic