The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment
Subutex®3, Zubsolv™4, Bunavail™) is an opioid
medication used to treat opioid addiction in the privacy of a physician's office.1
Buprenorphine can be dispensed for take-home use, by prescription.1 This, in
addition to the pharmacological and safety profile of buprenorphine, makes it an attractive
treatment for patients addicted to opioids.2
To suppress the debilitating symptoms of cravings and withdrawal, enabling the patient to engage in therapy,
counseling and support, so they can implement positive long-term changes in their lives which develops into the new healthy patterns of behavior necessary to achieve sustained addiction remission. - explain -
The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment is a non-profit organization charged with the mission to:
Educate the public about the disease of opioid addiction and the buprenorphine treatment option.
Help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with patients with addiction disorders.
Serve as a conduit connecting patients in need of treatment to buprenorphine treatment providers.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP)
Series 40. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 04-3939. Rockville, Md: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2004.