San Antonio Suboxone Clinic
We’re an opioid dependence treatment center in San Antonio dedicated to providing relief to those suffering from opioid addiction.
Through Medication Assisted Therapy (MAP) we treat opioid dependence with the prescription medication buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone). Buprenorphine is an FDA approved opioid that takes the place of heroin and other opiates in the brain. The medication works to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and physical dependence of opioids, ultimately counteracting addiction’s disruptive effects on the brain.
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How We Work
Our doctor will meet with you for an initial consultation to learn more about you, discuss your history, and come up with a game plan to tackle your recovery.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine is typically started and prescribed during this initial evaluation. Counseling and education will be provided to you, including detailed instructions on how and when to take the medication.
We follow up with our patients monthly. Those who are needing additional care or supervision are able to visit weekly. The intention of suboxone treatment is to be able to monitor less frequently (treatment in a methadone program requires daily or weekly visits).
We know patients who start suboxone treatment would prefer to get off of it entirely. We understand this sentiment but also recognize most of our patients have already tried to stop opioid use without success.
We believe a more realistic goal is for people to take buprenorphine therapy long-term, or at least until a cure is identified. This allows for stability rather than uncertainty and chaos.
Recovery begins with a screening evaluation by phone with our staff. We screen our patients to determine if a higher level of care is needed, and to avoid unnecessary costs to the patient who may not be a candidate for outpatient treatment.
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Those who are good candidates for treatment in our program will be scheduled for their first physician encounter. The physician will need in depth information about your psychiatric and medical history to formulate your diagnoses and treatment plan.
When appropriate, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine is typically started on the day of the initial evaluation. The physician will provide counseling and education and answer your questions. The prescription will be sent to the pharmacy by the physician on your behalf, and the physician will provide detailed instructions on how and when to take it.
We follow our patients monthly. Those who are needing additional care or supervision are able to visit weekly, however, the intention of treating patients with suboxone is to be able to monitor less frequently. (Treatment in a methadone program requires daily or weekly visits.)
Every patient who starts treatment with suboxone actually would prefer to get off of it entirely. We understand that sentiment, but also recognize that patients who are coming to our program have already tried to stop their opiate use without success. We believe a more realistic goal is for people to take buprenorphine therapy long-term, at least until a cure is identified. This allows for stability rather than uncertainty and chaos.
About Dr. Coco
Dr. Claire Coco is our lead doctor at Serenity Oaks Center and specializes in opioid dependence through Suboxone medication treatment.
Get to know more about Dr. Coco and her background.
How We Help
In 2016, 2.1 million people had an opioid use disorder in the U.S. The recent increase in opioid prescriptions to treat chronic and acute pain over the last 30 years has led to widespread misuse of both prescription and non-prescription opioids.
Learn more about the opioid crisis and its harmful impact on the human brain.
We’re dedicated to helping those struggling with opioid addiction and abuse break free from the grips of addiction.
Our staff is here to assist and support you every step of the way – submit our form or give us a call at 210-549-4333 and we’ll get you scheduled for an appointment.