Suboxone Clinic Specialist

Unite Recovery

Addiction Medicine & Telehealth located in College Corner, OH

If opioid withdrawal symptoms are standing in the way of your addiction recovery, board-certified addiction specialist Carlene Westfall, MD, offers an effective treatment for you at Unite Recovery in College Corner, Ohio. Suboxone® helps minimize the symptoms of opioid withdrawal to support you on the path toward sustainable recovery. To learn more about Unite Recovery’s Suboxone clinic, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Suboxone Clinic Q & A

What is a Suboxone clinic?

Suboxone is a form of medication-assisted therapy (MAT) that helps alleviate the symptoms of opioid withdrawal and reduce cravings to prevent addiction relapse. While every step of recovery is a challenge, the initial stages of withdrawal can be especially discouraging.

Opioids cause extreme physical dependence, resulting in intense cravings and severe withdrawal symptoms. By taking Suboxone to reduce your cravings and symptoms, you can lower your risk of relapse after recovery.

How does a Suboxone clinic work?

Suboxone, a sublingual (under the tongue) medication, is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. 


The active ingredient in Suboxone, buprenorphine, is a partial opioid agonist that produces effects similar to opioids, such as pain relief and euphoria. However, unlike prescription or illegal opioids, your opioid receptors only remain partially open for Suboxone. The effects aren’t as strong and eventually level off. Even increasing your dosage can’t elevate Suboxone’s effects.


Naloxone is a full opioid agonist that blocks the effects of opioids and thwarts any high you might otherwise experience from buprenorphine alone.

As a Suboxone clinic, Unite Recovery gradually reduces your medication doses over time to slowly ease you into sustainable recovery without severe withdrawal symptoms.

What are the withdrawal symptoms a Suboxone clinic treats?

Opioid withdrawal symptoms are often overwhelming. Some of the most common symptoms that Suboxone treats include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Intense cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Cold sweats
  • Chills

Withdrawal symptoms from opioids can begin within 10 to 30 hours after your last dose of medication. Although these symptoms aren’t life-threatening, they can lead to setbacks in your recovery. At her Suboxone clinic, Dr. Westfall can determine if this medication-assisted treatment is right for you.

How long does Suboxone last?

The effects of Suboxone can last for up to three days, but Dr. Westfall may administer your medication once per day. How often you need Suboxone depends on your individualized treatment plan. Once you begin your treatment protocol, Dr. Westfall may continue your Suboxone doses for days, weeks, or months.

To learn more about the Suboxone clinic at Unite Recovery, call or schedule an appointment online today.