Suboxone is one of several medications that may be prescribed as part of a medication-assisted treatment program (MAT) for substance use disorders. You should only obtain Suboxone through a valid prescription from a qualified provider. Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers prescribing Suboxone must follow government regulations to ensure you receive safe, responsible Suboxone treatment.
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What Is Suboxone Prescribed For?
Suboxone is prescribed for people who need support to overcome opioid use disorder (OUD). The combination of buprenorphine and naloxone in this medication helps minimize uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Do You Need a Prescription for Suboxone?
Suboxone is a Schedule III controlled substance since it is considered to have a potential for misuse. The only way to access Suboxone safely and legally is with a prescription from a qualified provider that is filled at a licensed pharmacy.
Who Can Prescribe Suboxone?
New practice guidelines for buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder were released in 2021 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These new guidelines aim to make buprenorphine or Suboxone treatment more accessible to people trying to manage opioid use disorder. These guidelines exempt certain eligible healthcare providers from the certification requirements for the administration of buprenorphine treatment. Eligible providers who can now prescribe Suboxone as part of a comprehensive medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program include:
- Physician assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Clinical nurse specialists
- Certified registered nurse anesthetists
- Certified nurse midwives
The above providers must still follow requirements and regulations to provide Suboxone care.