West End Clinic: Suboxone Outpatient Program
Opioid Dependent patients who are in need and eligible for office based opioid substitution therapy e.g. buprenorphine (suboxone) are admitted as a special track to the Intensive Outpatient Program
After completing a first time evaluation with the West End Clinic and then a Suboxone evaluation with an MD, eligible patients start with the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) as they are seen by our Suboxone providers for induction. Especially during the week of their induction, these patients are seen more than once a day by an MD or RN, about 3-4 times in that week. The suboxone patients receive all the other services provided previously outlined as the other IOP patients. Upon completing the IOP, suboxone patients are required to attend a suboxone maintenance group that meets once a week either Wednesday of Thursday for a minimum of six months. After six months, patients are reassessed and considered for more individualized treatment.