Medication-Assisted Treatment in Burlington, VT
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone for opioid use disorder, right where you live.
A Better Life Is Achievable in Burlington
Vermont has seen the negative impacts of America’s opioid epidemic firsthand over the last couple of decades. It’s clear that many Vermonters are in need of access to skilled, compassionate, and effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD).
At Better Life Partners, we understand that when people seek help for addiction issues, they need a treatment center that can address their problems with a sense of urgency. Because of this, we’ve chosen to offer same-day medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone in Vermont.
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. It’s clear that communities in Vermont need the help of skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals to address the opioid crisis. People living with opioid use disorder (OUD) may be at various stages in their journey toward successful recovery. Because of this, Better Life Partners is committed to meeting people where they are in their journey, both literally and figuratively.
Everyone deserves access to flexible and affordable treatment that’s effective. 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 learn more about your treatment options.
Here’s How We Can Help
Treatment that uses medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is proven to be effective in 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 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 guided by a licensed professional, and individual sessions 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 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.
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 an opioid addiction 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
Let Us Help You Gain Control of Your Life
You are not alone in this. Help is out there. At Better Life Partners, we help hundreds of people struggling with opioid use every day.
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 unique 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 also find that group therapy is a vital part of their recovery because it gives them a strong support system centered around recovery.
A Look at Our Partnerships in Vermont
When it comes to the opioid crisis, it takes an entire community to combat the issue and to find people the care they deserve. Better Life Partners is able to help people overcome OUD by focusing on whole-person care through deep community partnerships.
Our partners are very important to the work that we do. Alongside partner community organizations, we are able to better serve people in need. 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, 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.