Our Bicycle Health team is comprised of addiction-medicine trained physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) who are committed to providing safe, confidential, and affordable buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment.
"Medication-Assisted Treatment" is a commonly used but outdated way of referring to treatment for opioid use disorder (opioid dependence with addiction). Medical treatment with either buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), methadone, or naltrexone (Vivitrol) is highly effective first-line treatment that reduces opioid withdrawal, cravings, and overdose risk. Of the three effective options, buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) can be provided through an online relationship with a Bicycle Health medical provider.
Medical treatment 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 within one month of stopping buprenorphine treatment, more than 50% of patients relapse to illicit opioid use.
When taken as prescribed by a board-certified specialist, the goal of Suboxone treatment is to ease opioid withdrawals and reduce opioid cravings.
You can read more about national access to telemedicine for opioid use disorder here, and our online suboxone clinic’s approach here.