Hello, and thanks for inquiring about our buprenorphine treatment program here at Advanced Concepts in Medicine. We are an office based, out patient only, treatment program for opiate addiction. We write for Subutex and Suboxone only. We see patients only on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
I'm Dr. James Newby. My primary practice is Family Medicine. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and serve as a Clinical Instructor for The University of Tennessee College of Medicine part-time. I have been in Addiction Medicine since 2004. I received my SAMHSA waiver (the certificate to prescribe buprenorphine) in 2005, after completing the certification course in San Fransisco, California.
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General Info :
Common Questions :
Buprenorphine is different from other opioids in that it is a partial opioid agonist/ antagonist. It has a high affinity for opiate receptors, but there is a ceiling to its affect, so taking more pills than prescribed has a limited effect, unlike most opiates. This property of buprenorphine makes it a
safe and outstanding treatment option for
those addicted to opiates.
•less euphoria and physical dependence
•lower potential for misuse
•a ceiling on opioid effects
•relatively mild withdrawal profile
At the appropriate dose
buprenorphine treatment may:
•Suppress symptoms of opioid withdrawal
•Decrease cravings for opioids
•Reduce illicit opioid use
•Block the effects of other opioids
•Help patients stay in treatment