FAQ

Q:        How soon can I get an appointment?

A:         Usually within 48 hours. We have emergency slots available.

Q:        How often do I have to come in?

A:         After your initial appointment, you will be asked to return two weeks later to see how you are responding to the medication and if changes need to be implemented.  After that, we have you come in once a month.

Q:        How often will I be drug tested?

A:         Every time you come in for an appointment, we will ask you for a UDS (urine drug screen). 

Q:        How long will I be in treatment?

A:         It varies from patient to patient.  Individual treatment plans are formulated for each patient based on their specific needs.

Q:        Will anyone else find out about my treatment?

A:         Confidentiality is very important. We will not divulge any aspect of your treatment unless you give us written permission to do so by signing a Release of Information form.

Q:        Can I mix the medication I get from your clinic with other drugs?

A:         This is something that has to be discussed with the doctor.  It is very important to be completely honest with everything you are taking.

Q:        What if I’m taking Benzodiazepines or Methadone?

A:         Studies have shown that mixing Benzodiazepines with Suboxone may cause serious respiratory distress and even death.  Therefore, we ask that you not take any class of these drugs (Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Diazepam, Lorazepam).

Methadone has to be completely out of your system before you can be treated. Typically, we ask that no Methadone be used for seven (7) days before coming to our office.  Because everyone metabolizes medications differently, if any Methadone shows in your urine at your first visit (or any subsequent visits), you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.