Suboxone Treatment Specialist

Zenith Care Group

Theo Akoh, NP

Primary Care & Internal Medicine located in Las Vegas, NV

Suboxone® is one of the most effective opioid dependence treatments available. If you’re battling an opioid addiction, Theo Akoh, NP, offers customized Suboxone treatment solutions at Zenith Care Group in Las Vegas. Because of his expertise in mental health and chronic disease management, Theo can help you recover from opioid addiction, so you can restore your quality of life. Find out more by booking an evaluation online or over the phone today.

Suboxone Treatment Q & A

Why do I need Suboxone treatment?

Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the US. On a given day, over 130 people die from an opioid overdose, which is why it’s so important to recognize when you have an addiction early on.

Suboxone is a modern solution for resolving opioid dependence. You may benefit from Suboxone treatment if you:

  • Have to take painkillers every day
  • Take more than the recommended dose of your opioid medication
  • Find that even the strongest opioids don’t have the same effect

It’s particularly important to seek help if you find that you have to mix different substances — such as alcohol and painkillers — to obtain the euphoric effect you desire. These types of behaviors can be detrimental to your health and can even become life-threatening. 

How does Suboxone treatment work?

When you come to Zenith Care Group for your Suboxone treatment evaluation, Theo talks with you in a compassionate and empathetic environment. It’s important to speak with him about your opioid usage, so he can better personalize your Suboxone treatment to your needs. 

Suboxone introduces very small doses of opioids (buprenorphine) into your system to help wean you off the higher doses you’re used to taking. But Suboxone also contains naloxone, which is a pure opioid antagonist that blocks receptors your brain sends to your nervous system. As a result, you don’t experience that extremely high “high” or euphoric stage that becomes so addicting. 

All you have to do is place the Suboxone film under your tongue or right inside your cheek as recommended — usually once a day — and let the film dissolve.  

How long do I need Suboxone treatment?

Early in your Suboxone treatment from Zenith Care Group, Theo may start you off on a higher daily dosage of Suboxone. The goal is to gradually reduce your dosage and the frequency with which you take it over time.

How long you need Suboxone is a case-by-case analysis. Theo’s goal is to help you recover from opioid dependence and to lower your risk of relapse. Your Suboxone treatment plan may be as short as a few months, up to a year or more.

Click on the online scheduler to book a Suboxone treatment exam at Zenith Care Group today. You can also call to schedule over the phone.