About Suboxone:


Suboxone vs "Suboxone maintenance treatmente

Many people use Suboxone with the term "Suboxone Maintenance Treatment" interchangeably.  This is not correct.  Suboxone is a pharmaceutical agent with several uses including pain control.  On the other hand, Suboxone maintenance treatment or SMT is a long-term program for those patients who have addiction/dependence to the opioid class of drugs such as oxycodone (OxyContin® or Percocet®), fentanyl, hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), heroin, morphine, codeine, etc.   SMT usually integrates non-pharmacological modes such as counseling, social work, and family therapy.

For more information on SMT, you can visit this section: Suboxone Maintenance Treatment.