If you're struggling with opioid addiction, a drug treatment facility that offers medically-assisted detox can make transitioning to a drug-free life that much easier. For those who may not be familiar with what a medically-assisted detox program entails, it involves the use of prescribed medication to help combat the severe withdrawals symptoms that will invariably present themselves when someone abruptly stops using opioids or other addictive substances. One of the most commonly prescribed medications used to help patients cope with their withdrawal symptoms is Suboxone, a combination medication comprised of both buprenorphine and naloxone.
Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2002, Suboxone has quickly become a go-to treatment when it comes to helping patients overcome their addiction to opioids. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, over 9 million Suboxone prescriptions have been filled in the U.S. since 2012 and shows no sign of relenting anytime soon. In this article, we will take a closer look at what makes Suboxone so effective and whether or not the medication is covered under your Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance policy.