Office-Based Opioid Treatment in Camden County, NJ
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
Your best option may be Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT). OBOT gives individuals suffering from opioid addiction 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 855-964-2104 and schedule an appointment in our Somerdale, NJ OBOT office.
- Your first appointment will be with a Nurse Practitioner, 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 Nurse Practitioner 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, which may be our Voorhees Outpatient location 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 Nurse Practitioner for a check-in. After a few weeks, the Nurse Practitioner may decide you’re 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.
Who’s eligible for Camden County Suboxone?
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
- Test positive for opioids (unless you are considered high risk, such as if you are an IV user or recently released from prison)
- Not be pregnant (pregnant patients are eligible for Methadone, but not Suboxone treatment)
Suboxone Clinic 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.
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.
Yes. Suboxone (the brand name of buprenorphine) is the only option for Camden County Suboxone.
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.
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.
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.
Additional Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Location
Recovery Centers of America operates a second Medication Assisted Treatment facility in Somerdale, New Jersey (about 10 miles south of Camden) called Bravo Medical. It offers a set of services very similar to Trenton Healthcare Clinic but may be easier to reach for some New Jersey residents in need. Learn more about RCA’s other New Jersey Suboxone and Methadone clinic location by clicking below.