Frequently Asked Questions
Will I become addicted to Suboxone?
Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) is less addictive than other opiates (heroin, morphine, etc.) “According to the National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment, the risk of becoming addicted to it is low. The organization also says, despite the drug’s use in maintaining opioid dependence, any dependency can be resolved by gradually tapering the dose as the patient progresses through treatment.”
How often do I have to come to the clinic?
We tailor the level of support needed to each individual using provider discretion. Monarch Health is not an in-person daily dosing clinic. Typically, new patients come to the clinic twice a week.
Is therapy or group therapy required?
Therapy or therapy groups are not a requirement, however, therapy can be an excellent complement to medical treatment. Our therapist offers individual and group therapy. Therapy can help you build coping skills, improve personal relationships, or address underlying mental health conditions. We also offer EMDR, an evidence-based therapy modality for treating trauma. (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
What resources can you help with other than medication?
In addition to medication treatment and therapy, the staff at Monarch health will help you tackle other barriers you may be facing to your recovery such as basic needs (food, clothing, shelter), finding community resources such as support groups, or other providers.
What happens during the first visit?
Please arrive 10 minutes early to your first appointment in order to fill out intake paperwork and treatment consents. Next, a nurse will collect a urine sample as well as blood work. Then, you will answer a general medical history/substance use history with the nurse. Finally, you will meet with a provider to discuss and begin treatment options.