Medication-Assisted Treatment in Brattleboro, VT
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone for opioid use disorder, right where you live.
A Better Life Is Achievable in Brattleboro
The opioid epidemic has negatively impacted countless lives over the last couple of decades. Opioid use has ravaged families and communities up and down the East Coast, including in Vermont. It’s clear that many Vermonters are in need of skilled, compassionate, and complete addiction treatment.
At Better Life Partners, we understand that when people need treatment for addiction issues, they need a treatment center that can address their problems with a sense of urgency. Because of this, we offer same-day medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone in Vermont.
New England has been on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. In 2021, there were 150 members of Vermont communities that lost their lives to opioid overdose. When it comes to preventable drug overdose deaths, the loss of one community member is too many. Families and communities in Vermont need help addressing this opioid crisis. People living with opioid use disorder (OUD) often require the help of skilled and compassionate professionals to find success in recovery. We understand this and meet people where they are in their recovery journey.
Everyone deserves access to flexible and affordable treatment that works. If you’re ready to walk the road to recovery, we are ready to walk with you every step of the way. Call us at (866) 679-0831 to get started.
Here’s How We Can Help
Treatment that incorporates medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) has been proven to be more effective at helping people achieve long-term success in recovery. At Better Life Partners, we offer medications like buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) to help those in recovery avoid withdrawal symptoms and relapse.
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, people often find they are more successful in their recovery from opioid use disorder.
Are You Battling Opioid Use Disorder?
*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.
The first step on your journey to recovery is the realization that you may need help addressing an opioid use disorder. Opioids include pain relievers like oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin or Zohydro ER), fentanyl, and heroin.
Signs of opioid use disorder may include:
- 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
Gain Control of Your Opioid Use Disorder
You are not alone in your struggle with OUD. At Better Life Partners, we help hundreds of people struggling with opioid use every day to achieve a better quality of life.
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 treatment at Better Life Partners is appropriate for your situation, 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 people have also found that connecting with others who are in recovery can help form a sense of community that can be a foundation for success in recovery.
A Look at Our Partnerships in Vermont
It takes an entire community to tackle large issues like the opioid epidemic. Better Life Partners is able to achieve success by focusing on whole-person care through deep community partnerships.
Our partners are vital to the work that we do. Alongside partner community organizations, we are able to better meet the needs of the people we serve. Our partnerships help increase access to care for our members and provide them with the services they need, right in their own community. Our partnerships allow us to offer a community-based delivery model, which breaks down barriers for underserved communities. Without our partners, this wouldn’t be possible.
If you’re interested in becoming a partner, please call (866) 679-0831 or click here to learn more.
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?
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:
- 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.