In the United States, it is illegal for a doctor to prescribe opiates to treat addiction in a treatment program setting. In 2000, the U.S. passed a law that gave permission to physicians to apply for a waiver or special permission to use Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications such as suboxone for treating opiate addiction in their office. A Cumberland MD suboxone doctor can prescribe the medication needed for opiate addicts recover and become clean.
Is a Cumberland MD Suboxone Doctor the Only One Able to Prescribe Suboxone?
Only a physician who has a special Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license can legally prescribe Suboxone. These kinds of doctors are assigned a special number, called an “X” number, to be used specifically in prescriptions of suboxone to treat opiate addiction. Suboxone can be abused, it is a schedule III drug, meaning that the DEA rates the abuse and diversion potential as high.
How Can a Doctor Become Licensed to Prescribe Suboxone?
Physicians who are licensed to prescribe suboxone have to take an 8-hour training course about the nature of opiate addiction, the pharmacology of buprenorphine and how to safely prescribe it. Or, if a doctor is already certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine or the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists, they can be considered for an “X” number. Our Cumberland MD suboxone doctor is licensed and trained to prescribe the drug and we only work with highly skilled and knowledgeable medical practitioners.
How Can a Suboxone Doctor Help You?
Our Cumberland suboxone doctor can help you do two things, change your life and give you the medication-assisted treatment to become clean. While you may think you have to go through your journey to recovery alone, you don’t. You can call our treatment program today and start taking the steps towards the clean future you’re dreaming about.