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