Suboxone® is a partial opioid agonist that is comprised of a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine and is used in the treatment of individuals trying to overcome drug addiction and opioid addiction. Buprenorphine is an opioid, but it’s what is called a “partial agonist”.  It’s very important to note that Suboxone® does not get you high. Rather, buprenorphine works with receptors in the brain and provides patients with relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal and cravings for additional opioid use. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, or “opioid blocker,” that counteracts the body’s negative effects from opioid use. Although there’s no “silver bullet” for addiction, when a patient takes Suboxone®, he or she no longer experiences the painful symptoms of withdrawal and is able to achieve the mental clarity required to successfully progress in treatment. Suboxone® is not methadone.

Using Suboxone® to Treat Drug Addiction and Manage Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Suboxone® is prescribed to those in drug treatment with addictions to opioids. Suboxone® can be an effective and safe treatment option. We’ve seen first-hand that when taken within a medication assisted treatment program, Suboxone® works to eliminate the symptoms of withdrawal while minimizing cravings for additional opioid use.


At MATR our team of physicians, counselors and other clinic professionals work together with each patient to develop an effective treatment plan designed to meet individualized needs in drug addiction, opiate addiction and heroin addiction. We pride ourselves on providing a professional, caring and secure environment at both of our Central Ohio locations. We are state board of pharmacy approved with a terminal distributors license at each location.

Whether treatment is for you, a family member or a friend, we are happy to speak with you about our treatment program. For services in Marion please call (330) 906-0450; Reynoldsburg: (614) 906-2667 or email– it’s fast, easy and completely confidential.

Testimonials & Feedback:

“I want to leave that life [being addicted to prescription pain medication] behind me. I’m here for my family. I’m doing good. Trish [the group counselor at MATR Marion] is great. Everyone is really nice here and they make it easy to keep my prescription for my medicine (Suboxone®).” – MATR patient

“I’m just trying to get healthy… to straighten up a little bit and appreciate the little things… Thanks for being here.” – MATR patient

“There’s no silver bullet for addiction but chemically-assisted drug treatment has proven to be successful when medication is taken as prescribed to manage opiate addiction & withdrawal symptoms. When combined with counseling, Suboxone® therapy is very effective.” – MATR staff member