Opioid Addiction Information
We are here to help your opioid addiction.
It is very Important to read the agreement before scheduling any appointments with Dr. Cho for Opioid Addiction Treatments.
Our Opioid Addiction Clinic is located at:
Dr. Sheldon Cho
14131 Metropolis Ave. Ste 103
Ft. Myers, FL 33912
Fax # 239-594-5637
Please call our office for more information and to schedule your appointment to start getting the help you deserve.
Dr. Cho offers Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) which is an opioid addiction treatment approach that combines behavioral counseling with stabilizing medication. It is not a prescription for medication alone. Instead, the focus is on counseling through individualized custom patient care under the guidance of a medical doctor who addresses the cravings and withdrawal symptoms of the patient.
One of the strong advantages of Medication-Assisted Treatment is that the individual learns to recover and heal without the requirement to leave work, family or social obligations. The added benefit of participating in treatment while continuing regular life activities is that the patient learns to work within their current environment, addressing changes that need to occur within their present circumstances.
SUBOXONE Film is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal).
SUBOXONE Film is indicated for treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.
Treatment should be initiated under the direction of physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants waivered under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016.
Treatment should begin under the supervision of a waivered doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. In appropriate patients, treatment may continue at home with follow-up visits to a healthcare provider at reasonable intervals.
SUBOXONE Film is intended for administration under the tongue or inside the cheek and is available in four dosage strengths.
SUBOXONE Film contains buprenorphine and naloxone
* Buprenorphine is an ingredient in SUBOXONE Film. Known as a partial agonist, it can attach to the same receptors as other opioids and reduce their effects by blocking them from the same receptors. * Naloxone blocks receptors that are activated by the opioids. If you are dependent on a full opioid agonist and attempt to inject SUBOXONE Film, the naloxone is likely to cause withdrawal signs and symptoms.
Selected Safety Information
Do not take SUBOXONE Film if you are allergic to buprenorphine or naloxone, as serious negative effects, including anaphylactic shock, have been reported.
VIVITROL Is an antagonist or blocking medication. Vivitrol is effective to alcohol dependence or addiction.
Antagonists attach to opioid receptors, but do not cause the release of dopamine. They are non-addictive and do not lead to physical dependence. Antagonists create a barrier that blocks opioid molecules from attaching to opioid receptors. VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain for one month at a time, helping patients to prevent relapse to opioid dependence, following detox, while they focus on counseling. Patients must detox before starting VIVITROL.