Suboxone Treatment Program

Program Description
Suboxone is a prescription drug for the treatment of addiction to opiate painkillers and street opiate drugs including heroin. The primary active ingredient in Suboxone is buprenorphine. Like methadone, buprenorphine suppresses withdrawal symptoms and blocks the effects of other opioid drugs. It can be used for detox and long-term maintenance treatment.

The Substance Use and Treatment Services (SUTS) is the County’s first to use Suboxone for the treatment of prescription pain medication dependence, heroin addiction, and methadone or other opioid dependence. 


Population Served
Suboxone is an appropriate treatment for those dependent on opiates, either illicit heroin, methadone or prescription drugs. ​


Referral Process
​Referrals can be made by healthcare professionals, including psychiatrists, internists, nurses, psychotherapists, and addiction specialists. Potential patients can also call the program directly and schedule an evaluation. 


Program Contact:

Christine Gibbins
Health Services Office Supervisor
Substance Use Treatment Services​
Main: 1 (408) 885-5402

For more information on this Program please see our Suboxone Treatment Information Sheet​​

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