Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is critical to prevent overdose and death. Research shows that with MAT, 75% of patients will still be in recovery one year later. Conversely, studies demonstrate that more than 50% of patients relapse to illicit opioid use within one month of stopping buprenorphine treatment.
Thus, we do not recommend patients stop taking buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), as it is a key component to addiction treatment. If you do decide to wean off buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), though, our providers at Bicycle Health can work with you to develop a treatment plan that best meets your goals for recovery.