Sublocade Shot

Sublocade: A Promising Solution For Opiate Use Disorder

Opiate use disorder affects millions of lives, creating a desperate need for effective treatments. Most people have heard of the common medication, Suboxone. Despite Suboxone showing promising results as well, we believe there is another medicated-assisted solution. Discover Sublocade—a potential guiding light for individuals in pursuit of long-term recovery.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the following key aspects:

  • Sublocade vs Suboxone: Understanding the basics of this groundbreaking treatment and how it differs from Suboxone.
  • The Science Behind Sublocade: Unraveling how it works to combat opiate addiction.
  • Sublocade and Long-Term Recovery: How this shot can transform lives.

Sublocade, a promising solution for opiate use disorder, represents a significant advancement in addiction treatment. Both medications are similar in using buprenorphine to reduce cravings that can lead to relapses. Here is how they are different:

  • Sublocade is given in a monthly shot by a healthcare professional, and Suboxone is taken as a single dose daily.
  • Sublocade contains only buprenorphine, while Suboxone contains both buprenorphine and naloxone. Naloxone is included in Suboxone to help protect people from accidental opioid overdose.

You can find more information on the differences between these two medications here.

Suboxone is taken orally by the user daily. This can subconsciously remind individuals in recovery of their past addiction, almost as if they have replaced one substance with another. In contrast, this shot eliminates the need to think about medication daily, allowing individuals to focus on other essential aspects of their treatment.

Here at Oasis, we want your personalized treatment plan to fit your life as much as possible. You do not have to be in a 24/7 rehabilitation program to receive Sublocade. While taking this medication, you are still able to attend our programs, such as:

Some Of The Substances Sublocade Can Help With:

  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Morphine
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Hydromorphone
  • Methadone
  • Oxymorphone

Clients should remember that this treatment may not be for everyone. Sublocade can only be used by people who have already been taking Suboxone or another buprenorphine treatment for at least seven days and have been doing well on it. Alcohol addiction can also interfere with this type of treatment.

This new medication can be an integral part of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) strategies. MAT uses medications along with counseling and behavior therapies to help with both the physical and psychological parts of addiction.

If you believe this may be the right path for you, contact us so we can answer any questions. Even if Sublocade, Suboxone, or medically assisted treatments do not seem like a good fit for you, please take our quiz today. Oasis Recovery Center has a variety of options for you to discover. We are dedicated to finding the best way to personalize your treatment plan.

The Active Ingredient

The main ingredient is buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is a type of medication that helps people reduce their dependence on opioids. Sublucaded shots work by attaching to the brain’s receptors, which helps to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Unlike other addictive painkillers, buprenorphine has a limit to how much it can affect you. This limit makes it safer and less likely to cause an overdose.

Brain Chemistry – The Ceiling Effect

Buprenorphine Receptor Binding: The active ingredient has a saturation point (also known as the ceiling effect) in your brain. At this stage, all the opioid receptors in your brain become partially engaged by the medication. Due to the unique shape of buprenorphine, it only partially activates the receptors in your brain. Beyond this point, its effects plateau. This safety feature minimizes overdose risk while providing sustained relief.

Extended-Release Mechanism

  • Monthly Administration: Sublocade is administered as a monthly extended-release injection by a healthcare professional.
  • Depot Formulation: The injection forms a depot under the skin, which slowly releases buprenorphine.

Supporting Evidence With FDA Approval

  • FDA Approval: This treatment received FDA approval in 2017 based on clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy and safety.
  • SAMHSA Guidelines: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes Sublocade as a valuable option for opioid use disorder.
  • Oasis Recovery Center is FDA Approved to Prescribe: According to the FDA-approved Drug Addiction Treatment Act, “prescription use of this product in the treatment of opioid dependence is limited to healthcare providers who meet certain qualifying requirements, and who have notified the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Page 3. Section 2.1)
  • There are so many testimonies out there from clients who swear by the use of this shot, Suboxone, and medically assisted treatment in general. While we cannot provide every testimony, please look at Prevention Point’s article on Sublocade’s Success.
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Here is just one direct testimony from Prevention Point’s Success Article:

“A decade into his recovery, Brad is still on Suboxone. ‘I got on and was free of withdrawal. I’d spent 10 years of my life in withdrawal every day. I thought, I never want to feel that again. I’m a normal human being, for God’s sake. It’s beautiful.’

For more detailed information, refer to these official sources:

Instead of dealing with the daily peaks and troughs of Suboxone dosing, the injection maintains a steady level of buprenorphine. This can make a big difference in how they feel from day to day. Read more on the official manufacturer’s patient’s website.

The stability of Sublocade compared to its counterpart, Suboxone, allows clients to better focus on other crucial aspects of their treatment, such as therapies, healing modalities, and other offerings available at Oasis’ luxury rehab centers.

With Suboxone, there’s always a possibility of forgetting a dose, taking too much, or losing your medication. Just the act of taking something daily can serve as a reminder of your addiction, possibly leading to a relapse. Any of these possibilities can severely disrupt recovery. With a single shot that is managed by a doctor, you can forget about the medication part of your treatment and focus on your therapeutic and holistic needs.

Clinical studies support the effectiveness. In one study, clients treated with Sublocade were 14 times more likely to achieve treatment success, defined as being opioid-free for at least 80% of the weeks in treatment. This success rate underscores the potential of Sublocade as a powerful tool in the journey towards long-term recovery. If you would like more resources in video format, watch what actual physicians have to say on Sublocade’s Resources site.

By integrating Sublocade into a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counseling and psychosocial support, Oasis Recovery provides a holistic approach to addiction treatment, helping clients reclaim their lives from opioid use disorder.

At Oasis Recovery, we understand the importance of comprehensive and individualized treatment plans for those battling opioid use disorder. We are proud to announce that the Sublocade shot is incorporated into our treatment plans for our opioid rehab program. This goes hand in hand with our Oasis Model of recovery.

The stability of this medication compared to its counterpart, Suboxone, allows clients to better focus on other crucial aspects of their treatment, such as therapies, healing modalities, and other offerings available at Oasis’ luxury rehab centers.

Connect With Us Now

Reach out to us now for immediate support, or let us know the best time to contact you through our confidential callback service. Your journey to healing is just a conversation away.

Seeking recovery from addiction can feel overwhelming, especially when considering medically assisted treatment (MAT). We understand that taking this step can be frightening. Our goal is to make treatment feel less intimidating and to reassure you that you are not alone. Take a moment to read the inspiring success stories of our valued clients here at Oasis. Their testimonials are a testament to the positive impact we’ve had on their lives.

At Oasis Recovery, we are dedicated to delivering personalized care, including advanced MAT treatment, to support individuals on their path to lasting recovery. If you or a loved one is battling addiction, consider the potential of Oasis Recovery Center’s luxury rehab center. Complete a client application form today. Contact Oasis Recovery now for more details or to arrange a consultation. Let’s embark on this journey together towards a healthier, addiction-free life. Your road to long-term sobriety begins here.

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