Receive a take-home prescription for Suboxone
When you’re finally ready to accept help for your addiction, you may be faced with another hurdle: You have a job. You have previous commitments. But you’re ready to beat your addiction; you want a Suboxone doctor. What are your choices for treatment? Camden County Suboxone Clinic provides Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT).
At Camden County Suboxone Clinic all new patients receive an assessment by a nurse practitioner. Upon completion, you’ll receive a prescription for Suboxone – likely that same day. You’ll take your predetermined dose of Suboxone from the comfort of your home. You can learn more about how it works below.
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Your best option may be Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT). OBOT gives you the chance to get treatment without residential inpatient or outpatient services. It’s flexible, convenient, and an effective long-term solution for recovery. Here’s how RCA’s Suboxone clinic works:
- Call 856-679-2500 and schedule an appointment in our Somerdale, NJ OBOT office.
- Your first appointment will be with a nurse practitioner (NP), who will conduct a biopsychosocial assessment. This will take about an hour.
- The assessment will consist of several questions, but the three big areas that will determine what your dosage will be are: what your drug of choice is, how long you’ve been using it, and how much.
- If the NP determines you’re a good candidate for OBOT, you will likely have an e-prescription or a prescription called in that same day.
- You’ll receive your prescription for Suboxone and begin taking your predetermined dose from the convenience of your home.
- While it is not mandatory, it is recommended you also seek mental health counseling while participating in OBOT. RCA will help you find a local facility that offers just counseling. We may suggest our Voorhees location, which is right down the street.
- Once you begin the OBOT program, you’ll come into the office once a week to take a urine screen and see the NP for a check-in. After a few weeks, you may be ready to decrease your clinic visits. This depends on each individual person and how they are doing with their medication, but most patients can decrease their visits to once a month.
Recovery Centers of America also provides medically-assisted treatment (MAT) options in Lansdowne, PA, Somerdale, NJ, and Trenton, NJ. While MAT services differ from OBOT, our clinical team will help you figure out which option is the best choice for you. Or, if you’d like to learn more about the life-saving capabilities of MAT, visit our informational MAT page.
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Who’s eligible for OBOT?
In order to be a candidate for OBOT, you must:
- Be 18 years old or older
- Be using opioids or transferring in from another Suboxone doctor
- Not be pregnant (pregnant patients are eligible for Methadone, but not Suboxone treatment)
and self pay
Same day admissions and medications
Frequently asked questions
Every patient is different – while residential inpatient may be right for some, it may not be the right choice for others. OBOT may be an entirely new treatment option. Here are answers to the questions you may be asking yourself.
What are the benefits of OBOT?
For most, the biggest benefit is the flexibility. Once you receive the prescription for Suboxone, your office visits are limited to once a week, and depending on stability, can even be limited to once a month. That means minimal interruption to your day-to-day life. Because of its flexibility, some patients find treatment easier to stick with and, in turn, achieve and maintain recovery longer.
Is Suboxone treatment the only medication option?
Yes. Suboxone (the brand name of buprenorphine) is the only option.
How soon will I start feeling better?
Several patients report feeling better within 30 minutes of their first Suboxone dose. Full effects usually happen after an hour and last throughout the day. However, each body is different, so your response to medication will be different. This is why we individualize each patient’s care and dosing.
If I take Suboxone, won’t I just get addicted to that?
No. While Suboxone does have the potential to be abused, it is significantly lower than other opioids and the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. Being a part of a thorough OBOT program, with a Suboxone doctor, results in a very, very low risk of addiction.
Do I have to go the Suboxone clinic every day?
No, not even when you are first starting out. In the beginning, you will have to go weekly. As you continue through the OBOT program, you will be able to gain more freedom and flexibility.
What can I do to get started today?
Where are RCA OBOT locations?
Camden County is located at 8 Somerdale Square, Somerdale, NJ 08083 and is open Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Trenton Healthcare is located at 801 New York Ave Trenton, NJ 08638 and is open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Need help with housing, transportation, or other types of treatment?
Our comprehensive case management team will help you with:
- Referrals for housing, mental health treatment, or assistance with transportation
- Prevention and treatment for infectious diseases
- Connecting you with a primary care physician, endocrinologist, hepatologist, gastroenterologist, or infectious disease doctor