Medication Assisted Treatment • Suboxone • Opioid Use Disorder • Substance Use
Suboxone, a combination of buprenorphine with naloxone, is used as a long-term treatment for opioid addiction as an alternative to methadone maintenance for patients with a minimal addiction history. Buprenorphine helps reduce withdrawal symptoms, block drug cravings, and reduce dependence on opioid drugs. The addition of naloxone prevents intentional misuse by blocking the effects of the drug and causing immediate withdrawal when not used as directed.
Clients return to the clinic each month for a drug screening before receiving a new prescription. Substance use counseling services are available for an additional fee.
-For adults 18 years of age or older, or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent.
-Must have a short addiction history, minimal daily use of opiates, or currently stable on 30 mg or less of methadone.
-There is a $350 intake fee and $200.00 per month service fee. Fees do not include the cost of medication.
-Insurance is not accepted.
- Adults accepted
How to Apply
Call 312-266-0404 to schedule an intake appointment. Intake is generally done after 7:00am. You must bring the following:
-Valid Photo ID
You will begin by meeting with a counselor to complete paperwork and an assessment. Then, a nurse will check your vital signs and complete lab work. Finally, you will meet with a doctor who will assess your withdrawal symptoms and determine an appropriate starting dose of medication. You must undergo a drug screening to confirm the presence of opiates in your system and test for the presence of other illicit substances (e.g., cocaine, THC, amphetamines, benzodiazepines) that may interfere with treatment. Please allow 3 hours to complete the intake process. If eligible for treatment, you will receive a prescription immediately following intake.