Opioids are the leading cause of unintentional death in North America. (HRSA Opioid crisis website: https://www.hrsa.gov/opioids ).
Primary care settings, like North Shore Community Health, (which includes Salem, Peabody and Gloucester Family Health Centers), have become the front line in addressing the opioid epidemic. Our community health centers offer a patient-focused setting with seasoned, compassionate professionals uniquely able to assist those who want treatment for opioid use disorder.
North Shore Community Health currently has a very successful Substance Use Disorder Treatment program.
NSCH strives to improve and safeguard the lives of our patients who suffer from opioid use disorder through compassionate and integrated primary care. Our Substance Use Disorder Treatment program primarily uses Suboxone (buprenorphine/ naloxone) for opioid dependence and addiction treatment. Patients benefit from individualized care plans with the help of a dedicated nurse care manager and integrated medical team. Services offered include education for disease and overdose prevention, Narcan (naloxone) training and comprehensive behavioral health services.
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What is Suboxone?
Suboxone (buprenorphine-naloxone) is a medication that is commonly used to treat opioid use disorder. It is made up of two different medications – buprenorphine and naloxone that blocks the effect of opioids and help people decrease or stop their opioid us.
Frequently asked questions:
What is Suboxone (buprenorphine/ naloxone)?
Suboxone (buprenorphine-naloxone) is a medication that is commonly used to treat opioid use disorder. It is made up of two different medications – buprenorphine and naloxone.
How does Suboxone work?
The buprenorphine has a strong attraction to the receptors in the brain. It attaches itself causing a chemical reaction which helps to prevent opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
How do I start treatment at North Shore Community Health for Substance Use Disorder?
You will need to establish care with our health center. If you’d like to be a patient, please contact our call center: (978)744-8388. A MAT RN Care Manager will assist you in getting the care you need.