Suboxone Clinics and Treatment in Florida (How to Get Suboxone in FL)
Suboxone is a medication used by physicians to treat opioid withdrawal and addiction. It is a type of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) used in inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment and is available in the state of Florida. This page will help you understand what Suboxone is, how it is used in treatment, the legality and availability of Suboxone in Florida, and how to access Suboxone treatment in Florida.
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What is Suboxone?
Suboxone, which is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, is used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).1,2 As a partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine binds to opioid receptors and reduces withdrawal symptoms, lessens cravings, block the effects of other opioids, and can make it easier to maintain long-term sobriety.1,3 Naloxone is included to prevent misuse; it has no effect unless the medication is crushed and then snorted or injected, when it will block the effects of the buprenorphine and cause withdrawal symptoms to occur.3,4 This medication may be available as:1,3,4,5
- Bunavil buccal films.
- Cassipa sublingual films.
- Suboxone sublingual tablets or films.
- Zubsolv sublingual tablets.
Using Suboxone during detox or rehab can increase the likelihood of staying in treatment and maintaining sobriety.6 When used in conjunction with behavioral therapy, it can be highly effective at reducing opioid use and helping to create positive change in various life areas.7,8 This medication can safely be used as long as needed.8,9
How to Find Suboxone Treatment & Doctors in Florida?
While Suboxone is much less restricted than methadone, there are still regulations involved in prescribing it.2 Physicians, physicians assistants, and nurse practitioners can prescribe this medication-assisted treatment after completing specialized training.1,4 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, certified providers can temporarily prescribe Suboxone via telehealth appointments.10 In order to receive Suboxone, you must also receive addiction counseling.8 Therefore, to receive Suboxone in Florida, you may need to go to rehab in Florida or seek a different type of treatment. Suboxone can also be provided in the emergency room, and followed up with a referral to treatment, although urgent care clinics are unlikely to have a certified prescriber and will typically refer you to a qualified provider.11
If you enter an inpatient treatment program, you can get a Suboxone prescription if the facility prescribes it.4,7 After meeting with your provider and discussing the right course of treatment, staff will administer the medication for the duration of treatment.4 If in an outpatient treatment program, you will meet with a provider either at the facility, a clinic, or an office, receive a prescription, and fill the prescription at a local pharmacy.3,4
AAC’s Florida locations are conveniently situated in Miami and Tampa, two large Floridian cities, making drug rehab treatment easily accessible to a wide variety of people in the Southern State.
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Suboxone Cost & Insurance Coverage in Florida
While each health insurance policy is different, suboxone treatment insurance coverage is generally common. Most insurance plans do offer some coverage for Suboxone as a result of legislation requiring insurance companies to offer similar coverage for behavioral health as they do for physical health conditions.12 Medicaid—in nearly every state, including Florida—covers Suboxone and the required behavioral therapy.13,14 In Florida, Suboxone is a preferred Medicaid drug, but needs prior authorization and has a limit on how much can be prescribed daily.13
American Addiction Centers has 2 facilities located in Florida. Both Recovery First in Hollywood and River Oaks in Tampa offer Suboxone to assist in detox and treatment. Our programs are designed to provide an effective treatment experience and full range of care. Our facilities frequently accept many of the big name insurance providers like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Humana, New Directions, and more.
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Suboxone Statistics & Laws in Florida
In 2017-2018, 52,000 Floridians aged 12 and older had used heroin in the last year, 772,000 had abused painkillers, and 144,000 had an addiction to painkillers.15 Most people with substance abuse issues don’t receive the treatment they need.14 In 2019, there were 163 providers who could prescribe buprenorphine in Florida.15 In 2017, more than 5,500 people received buprenorphine in Florida.14