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 Suboxone treatment for opioid use disorder. Here at Bicycle Health, we combine buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment with behavioral health supports, including online support groups and linkage to individual and in-person services.
The standard of care for opioid addiction is to use an effective medication, either buprenorphine, methadone, or naltrexone, to control withdrawal, cravings, and reduce the risk of return to other opioid use (relapse). Behavioral health and social support further improves success rates. This combined approach has been referred to as "medication-assisted treatment," but this phrase has fallen out of favor because the medication is essential to effective treatment.
The combination of buprenorphine and naloxone in a dissolving film or tablet is commonly known by the brand-name, Suboxone, the most well-known FDA-approved medication for treatment of opioid use disorder.
Suboxone helps patients to feel normal and healthy. When taken as prescribed by a certified suboxone doctor, it treats opioid dependence/addiction and does not cause the negative impacts of uncontrolled substance use on one’s life, goals, and health.
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.
Telemedicine allows patients to track their symptoms and how they’re feeling throughout each day, with that information then instantly sent to their suboxone treatment providers, allowing clinicians to provide the highest level of support to patients in-the-moment.