Addiction Treatment Center
By BrightView
Published: December 4, 2023
Updated: June 3, 2024

One medication used to treat substance use disorder is Suboxone. This FDA-approved prescription medication is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone to help patients safely manage withdrawal symptoms. Most BrightView centers are licensed Narcotics Treatment Programs, which means that medications can be prescribed and administered on-site. We include this medication in our centers in the D.C. area including Woodbridge, Fredericksburg, and Winchester centers, along with other locations as part of our full slate of opioid use disorder (OUD) recovery options. Give us a call today at 8335104357 for more information on each of these options.


Suboxone Basics

Suboxone is a brand name of a medication containing Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Other brand names include Sublocade, Brixadi, and Subutex.

  • WHAT IS BUPRENORPHINE? Buprenorphine is a weak opioid that acts as a substitute to manage withdrawal from unregulated substances. Its effects are not strong enough to trigger a classic opioid high but will keep enough in the brain’s opioid receptors to provide stability and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
  • WHAT IS NALOXONE? Naloxone is an opioid blocker that cover’s the brain’s opioid receptors. It acts as cut-off switch of sorts to prevent overdose and limit the effects of opioids.

Suboxone is monitored and controlled at the federal level because it is an opioid. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set forth guidelines for using it safely, and SAMHSA regulates this use. Only a SAMHSA-approved medical professional can administer Suboxone.


Finding a Treatment Center

Treatment facilities that use Suboxone as a primary option for Medication for Addiction Treatment, or MAT. If you are looking for a treatment option near you, here’s how you can find one.

  • MAT AT BRIGHTVIEW: Receive addiction treatment at BrightView. We offer various methods of MAT, including Methadone (at some centers), Suboxone, Sublocade (at some centers), and Vivitrol. Our team will help guide you down the path to recovery that works best for you based on your unique situation and medical history.
  • USE SAMHSA LOCATOR TOOL: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, is a great resource to utilize when searching for an addiction treatment center offering suboxone. With their locator tool, you can search for one using your address, city, zip code, or the facility name.

Beginning treatment at BrightView

At BrightView, we use Suboxone in combination with group therapy or individual counseling. Additionally, we emphasize effective social support and case management. We are committed to offering you a better approach to addiction treatment. We hope that you fill out our online form or call us today at 8335104357 to learn more about how BrightView can help!

Photo provided by Andy Feliciotti on Unsplash.