Find Suboxone Doctors in Indiana
Where to Find a Subxone Doctor in Indiana
Most of the doctors in Indiana who work with Suboxone are in Indianapolis. Generally they are in the north, south, or west part of the metropolitan area.
For the rest of Indiana, there are some in Northern Indiana, especially around Merrillville. Southern Indiana has some in Jeffersonville and Evansville, but not nearly as many as further north. Bloomington, Richmond, and Fort Wayne are also cities with multiple doctors to choose from.Read more about Suboxone doctors across Indiana
Suboxone doctors in Indianapolis
By far, the easiest place to find a Suboxone doctor in Indiana is in Indianapolis. Unlike some major cities, downtown lacks these types of clinics. They are clustered in northern Indianapolis near Carmel or Fishers, southern Indianapolis near Southport and Beech Grove, or western Indianapolis west of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Generally the Suboxone doctors seem to prefer being close to I-465.
The western cluster of doctors is west of the 465 loop, off of 10th street or Rockville Road.
South of Indianapolis you’ll find lots of choices in Southport and Greenwood, off of Madison Avenue, Main Street, and Emerson Avenue.
The Suboxone doctors in the northern part of Indianapolis seem to like Allisonville Road and the corner of Michigan Road and 86th Street. You’ll also find some off of Meridian Street in Carmel.
Suboxone doctors in Northern Indiana
Most of the Suboxone doctors in Northern Indiana are in the northwest corner, close to Chicago. The largest concentration is west of I-65 in Merrillville, along Broadway south of 80th Avenue. Continue north on Broadway/60 to find a couple clinics close to Indiana University, Northwest.
Close to the border to Illinois you will find some more clinics off of Calumet Avenue, near Munster. East there are a couple in Portage, south of I-80.
On the eastern side of the state, South Bend has a few clinics. They are south of I-90, on Dixie Way, Main Street, and Lincolnway.
Suboxone doctors in Southern Indiana
Evansville has a couple off of Green River Road, between the Washington Square Mall and Lloyd Expressway.
Suboxone doctors in Western Indiana
Bloomington has a few Suboxone doctors to choose from. They are all west of Indiana University, Bloomington. One is on State Road 46, just passed the halfway point to Elletsville. The others are at 2nd Street and Rogers Street, or 3rd Street and Curry Pike.
Close to Illinois, Terre Haute has some clinics as well. They are all close to 13th Street or US Highway 41, both north and south of I-70.
Other Cities in Indiana
Half of Fort Wayne’s Suboxone-friendly clinics are clustered around the center of the city, close to US Route 27 and west of the St Joseph River. The rest are north of I-69, off of Dupont Road and Lima Road,
Richmond has a few Suboxone doctors to choose from, though they are all close to the border with Ohio. They are in the eastern part of the city, just west of I-70 off of US Route 40.
About Opioid abuse and addiction
Opioid abuse can be a dangerous and even life-threatening health issue. Whether the addiction comes from abuse of prescribed painkillers or other opiates such as heroin or fentanyl, quitting any opiate is a difficult task.
Thankfully, you no longer have to go to a federally controlled methadone clinic to seek assistance in cleansing yourself of an opioid addiction. This is good if you want to stay under the federal radar, or if you want to avoid the potentially harsh side effects of methadone.
The Drug Addiction Treatment Act in the year 2000 allowed physicians to prescribe narcotic drugs to help treat opioid addiction. Suboxone was the first such drug legalized, in 2002.
Suboxone is much more effective in relieving opioid dependency than trying to quit cold turkey and has friendlier side effects than methadone.
What is Suboxone?
The medication known as Suboxone is actually a combination of two drugs, buprenorphrine and naloxone. The two drugs work together to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms commonly seen by opiate users and allow the user to wean themselves off of dangerous drug use, while being designed to prevent abuse.
Without the assistance of a medication, only 25 percent of people addicted to opiates manage to go for a year without relapsing. By using Suboxone, the chances of success improve, potentially hitting 60%, provided the person in question is on board with fighting the addiction and making an effort to change their behavior and environment.
Suboxone is available as both a sublingual tablet and as a filmstrip. The first is held under the tongue while it dissolves into the blood vessels located there. The filmstrip is used in a similar fashion, but resembles a postage stamp that completely dissolves in your mouth.
The Role of Buprenorphrine
The main workhorse of the drug, buprenorphrine is an opioid. Specifically, it is a partial opioid agonist. Unlike full opioid agonists like morphine and oxycodone, it does not cause euphoria when taken according to directions, but some people report that it makes them feel normal.
It also has a partial painkiller effect on its own, so you can think of buprenorphrine as an opioid drug with the nasty parts cut off.
Buprenorphrine still triggers the part of the brain that thinks it is receiving an opioid dose, and in this way the drug prevents withdrawal symptoms from occurring. Because the medication stays attached to the opioid receptors for up to 24 hours, it blocks other opiate drugs from causing their high.
The Role of Naloxone
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, so it clears out any drug currently attached to the opioid receptors. This drug is included in Suboxone to prevent abuse of the medication. When taken orally the naloxone has no effect. But when injected or snorted, naloxone removes the high instead of providing one.
This does have the effect of immediately kickstarting withdrawal symptoms, which further discourages abuse.
If you live in Indiana, and feel the need to escape from an opioid addiction, there is hope. Suboxone can provide the medical assistance necessary to wean yourself off of opiates, and there are plenty of doctors to choose from.
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