Suboxone Treatment Specialist

Roger Kasendorf, DO -  - Osteopathic Physician

Roger Kasendorf, DO

Osteopathic Physician & Physical Rehabilitation located in La Jolla, CA

For those dealing with addition and dependence, Suboxone treatment can be extremely beneficial. At his La Jolla, California practice, Dr. Kasendorf offers Suboxone medication to ease opiate cravings in order to help patients break free from addiction.

Suboxone Treatment Q&A

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a prescription medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone. The medication is used to help adults who are dependent on or addicted to opioids. At the practice, Dr. Kasendorf uses Suboxone to treat addiction to both prescription medications and heroin. Suboxone is used to address opioid dependence and should be a part of a program which includes counseling and psychosocial care. Patients at the clinic are referred to one of several friendly counseling centers for assistance. It can help those with addictions to OxyContin, Opana, Norco, Vicodin, Percocet, and methadone as well. Additionally, the Suboxone induction is done in the office. The office is a quiet, private and friendly environment where Dr. Kasendorf treats many different conditions.

How can Suboxone treatment help?

Suboxone treatment is focused on recovery in the long term. The office is discreet and protects each patient’s privacy. During visits for the Suboxone treatment, the office assists patients to attain the tools needed to live a life free of drugs. Prescriptions for Suboxone can be provided for longer periods of time, such as a week or a month, as compared to Methadone which is needed for refill every day. Also, Suboxone is much safer in many ways and easier to wean off. Medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine, an active ingredient in Suboxone film, can assist to lessen cravings for opioids. It is extremely important to adhere to the doctor’s suggestions and take the drug only as indicated.

What is the goal of treatment?

The goals of treatment are straightforward and achieved through hard work. The office is there for patients to help them transition off drugs and to help widen their support network in order to ease them back into a normal routine by directing them to mental health professionals. The office helps patients get healthy again so that they can start rebuilding important relationships with friends, loved ones, and colleagues . Throughout treatment, patients should be taking the Suboxone as prescribed. Additionally, the treatment plan will direct you to counselors and behavioral therapy so that the emotional and mental sides of recovery are also addressed. To learn more, please contact the office to schedule a visit or consultation with Dr. Kasendorf.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept Medicare, Scripps, Workers Comp, Blue Cross Blue Shield, TriCare and all PPO insurance. Please call our office if you have any questions.

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