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    Suboxone® Doctors in DC – Why We Need Them

    Opioid addiction is a serious problem with no solution in sight. More and more families and communities are affected by this tragedy, while medical professionals, scientists, and government entities try to deal with the challenges of addiction. In 2017, 244 people died from opioid overdoses in DC, meaning that there were 34.7 deaths per 100,000. The opioid overdose rate for the country overall is 14.6 deaths for every 100,000 people, but the rate in DC is the third highest in the nation.

    According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, opioid addiction is a disease that is both long-lasting and chronic and which can cause problems in every area of an individual’s life, including health, social, and financial problems. Opioids themselves are a kind of drug that cause the user to experience feelings of pleasure and pain relief, and many opioids are originally prescribed by physicians to help their patients deal with pain. Some legal opioids include codeine, morphine, and oxycodone, while heroin is an example of an opioid that is always illegal.

    The biggest jump in overdose deaths in DC was due to synthetic opioids, mainly fentanyl, but heroin overdoses tripled and deaths due to overdoses of prescription opioids more than doubled. These alarming statistics didn’t keep doctors from writing prescriptions for opioids, and medical providers in DC wrote 28.5 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons.

    Suboxone® in DC

    Suboxone is a tool that medical providers are now using in the fight against opioid addiction. The drug is made of buprenorphine and naloxone, and it can help with withdrawal symptoms and in reducing the effects of drugs like heroin.

    Unlike opioids like morphine and heroin, the effects of Suboxone are mild; the drug takes effect slowly and lasts for a long time. This lack of intensity makes it less addictive than other drugs and helps those who are actively addicted to get the physical comfort they need while they are withdrawing from opioids. 

    There is a directory of doctors who prescribe Suboxone in DC that you can find at SAMHSA.gov. This provider directory shows that there are only 187 Suboxone® doctors in Washington, DC.  This is extremely low when you compare it to the 4,000 providers in New York, or the over 1,000 MAT providers in Arizona. This Opiate Addiction and Treatment Resource includes information about opioids, addiction, and withdrawal. There is also a Methadone Clinic Directory, a Suboxone Treatment Directory, and other resources for addiction and treatment.

    If finding a local Suboxone Provider near you is what you need, look no further than RecoveryDelivered.com.  We offer licensed DC providers who meet with patients via our app and prescribe the FDA approved medication to a local pharmacy.  This means no more waiting in line or driving in traffic to make your appointment.  You can relax at home and still get the care you need.  

    Cost of Suboxone Treatment in  DC

    After the FTC accused the manufacturer of keeping a monopoly on Suboxone, the manufacturer agreed to compensate consumers by paying a $50 million settlement. The lawsuit had alleged that the manufacturer was trying to keep control of the drug so that other companies couldn’t make a generic version. Reckitt’s formula went off patent in 2009, opening the way for other companies to make their own versions of the drug.

    Suboxone comes in two sizes, 2 mg or 8 mg. It also comes in either filmstrips that basically melt on the tongue or dissolvable tablets. The 2 mg sizes cost about $3-$4 each while the 8 mg sizes cost about $6-$8 each and the usual daily dose is 1 to 3 tablets of the 8 mg size. If you take the correct dosage every day the cost of the drug itself adds up to about $180 to $720 per month, depending on the current dosage and prescription. Prescriptions usually start out small, and in the end, the prescription will taper off as the individual taking the drug learns to live with lower and lower doses until the prescription is stopped entirely.

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