Medication-Assisted Treatment in Nashua, NH
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone for opioid use disorder, right where you live.
The Path to a Better Life Starts in Nashua
The negative effects of the opioid epidemic have impacted countless families across the United States over the last couple of decades.
At Better Life Partners, we understand the urgency of addressing opioid use disorder (OUD). When someone is ready to tackle this complex issue, we are here to provide them with the tools they need to find long-term success in recovery. Because of this, we’ve chosen to offer same-day medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone in New Hampshire.
New England has seen the tragic effects of the opioid epidemic first-hand. In New Hampshire in 2020, we saw 344 people lose their lives to drug overdose. Most of these cases involved fentanyl, a very potent opioid drug. When it comes to preventable drug overdose, the loss of one member of the Nashua community is too many.
It’s clear that New Hampshire needs help addressing this opioid crisis. People living with opioid use disorder (OUD) are in need of understanding, compassion, and care. At Better Life Partners, we understand this need and strive to meet people where they are in their recovery journey.
Everyone deserves access to flexible and affordable treatment that’s effective. If you’re ready to walk the road toward recovery, we are ready to walk with you every step of the way.
Here’s How We Can Help
Treatment methods that incorporate medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) have proven to be more effective at helping people achieve successful recovery. At Better Life Partners, we offer medications like buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) to help those in recovery avoid withdrawal symptoms and overdose.
According to Harvard Medical School, ”Suboxone, a combination medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone, is one of the main medications used to treat opioid addiction.” By binding to the same receptors in the brain as opioids like heroin and pain relievers, it can eliminate cravings, enhance recovery, and reduce the likelihood of relapse. In fact, treatment using MOUD has been shown to lower the risk of fatal overdoses by about 50%.
Better Life Partners’ medication-assisted treatment (MAT) includes MOUD, group therapy with a licensed professional, and individual meetings with a medical provider. By combining the power of medication with a supportive community and skilled medical professionals, people often find they are more likely to find success in recovery from opioid use disorder.
Are You Battling Opioid Addiction?
*If someone is showing signs of an opioid overdose, call 911 immediately. Overdose symptoms, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, include vomiting, slow breathing or heartbeat, fingernails or lips turning a shade of blue or purple, and paleness.
Realizing that you may need help addressing an opioid use disorder is the first step toward achieving success in recovery. Opioids include pain relievers like oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin or Zohydro ER), fentanyl, and illegal drugs like heroin.
- Making mistakes at work or school due to the use of opioids
- Wanting to stop using opioids but being unable to
- Relationships with family and friends suffering due to opioid use
- Needing to consume more of the substance to feel the effects
- Strong cravings
Finding a Place to Belong in Recovery
You are not alone in your battle with OUD. At Better Life Partners, we help hundreds of people find success in recovery, support, and belonging. Every day.
To learn more or to start treatment with Better Life Partners, call or text (866) 679-0831 to receive a no-cost consultation to determine what care is appropriate for your unique situation. This consultation can be done by phone.
After your consultation, if you want to start treatment with Better Life Partners, you will speak with a provider who will prescribe medications as needed and help you schedule counselor visits. This can all be done on the same day. Many members find that group therapy is a vital part of their recovery because it gives them a community network centered around recovery.
A Look at Our Partnerships in New Hampshire
When it comes to widespread issues like the opioid epidemic, it takes an entire community to combat the issue and to help people find the care they deserve. Better Life Partners helps people by focusing on whole-person care through deep community partnerships.
Our partners are vital to our work. Alongside partner community organizations, we are able to better serve people in need of compassionate care for opioid use disorder. Our partnerships help increase access to care for our members and provide them with the services they need, right in the community they are in. Our partnerships also allow us to offer a community-based delivery model, which breaks down barriers for underserved communities. Without our partners, serving these communities wouldn’t be possible.
We look forward to any partnership that will help us provide our members with a sense of belonging, love, and purpose.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to get on Suboxone?
Only a medical professional will be able to prescribe Suboxone. You will be asked questions and will be evaluated before you’re able to start taking the medication. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration lists the following safety precautions for those taking Suboxone:
- Refrain from taking other medications without first talking with your doctor.
- Do not ingest illegal drugs, alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or other drugs that slow breathing.
- Make sure a medical professional monitors any liver-related health problems you have.
- If you’re pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor.
Can you prescribe Suboxone via telemedicine?
Yes. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Suboxone can now be prescribed via telemedicine. Many treatment facilities across the country have actually used this as a tool to help more people, especially those who have trouble commuting.
Can urgent care give Suboxone?
A medical professional at an urgent care facility can prescribe Suboxone. However, it’s recommended that you go through a comprehensive treatment program like Better Life Partners to get the full benefits.
Is it hard to get prescribed Suboxone?
Whether or not you should be prescribed Suboxone is determined by a medical professional. You should never take Suboxone without a prescription. Misusing Suboxone can do more harm than good.