The National Alliance of Advocates
for Buprenorphine Treatment

Buprenorphine (Suboxone®, 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

Buprenorphine Education

The Education Sections are geared toward education on addiction disorders and the Buprenorphine Treatment Option, which will help you to make the right decision in opioid addiction treatment.

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Find a Buprenorphine Physician

Have a certified prescribing physician contact you. The Patient/Physician Matching System.
Find other local resources (physicians,
counselors, pharmacies, studies,
meetings, etc.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Buprenorphine QuestionsThe most common questions regarding buprenorphine treatment and evidence-based addiction treatment.

Educational Essays

buprenorphine notebookInformation and educational essays about Buprenorphine Treatment and opioid addiction in general.

30 / 100 Patient Limit

30 patient limitFollow the path, so far, on limiting the number of patients buprenorphine- prescribing physicians can treat at any one time.

Patient Stories

Stories from Buprenorphine Treatment patients.

Multimedia Files

Audio/Video Files Watch and listen to audio files and videos from naabt.org

Literature

Buprenorphine introduction pamphletPDF files of naabt.org literature, the TIP 40, NIDA studies, science-related publications and much more.

What is Buprenorphine Treatment Like?

addicted to opioidsAn in-depth look at buprenorphine treatment from preparation for induction to alternative treatments to remain addiction free.

Links

buprenorphine linksRelevant websites, downloads, images of interest.

Laws

History of opioid-related laws in the United States from the 1800s to today.

Glossary

Comprehensive glossary of terms used in Buprenorphine Treatment, addiction, psychology and more.

The Purpose of Buprenorphine Treatment:

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:

  1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA Talk Paper, T0238, October 8, 2002, Subutex and Suboxone approved to treat opiate dependence.
  2. 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.
  3. Subutex Discontinued in the US market in late 2011.
  4. FDA approved 7/3/2013 see buprenorphine pipeline graphic
  5. Rejected by FDA 4/30/2013 - Future Unknown - Probuphine denied by FDA