In the United States, it is not legal for doctors to prescribe opiates to treat someone with opiate addiction, unless they do it through a treatment program which has state and federal permission. Doctors in Bowie, MD that prescribe suboxone, have to apply for a special waiver or permission to use FDA approved medications like suboxone to treat opiate addiction out of their office.

Only a doctor with a special DEA license can legally prescribe suboxone. Suboxone doctors are assigned a unique DEA number, called an “X” number, to be used only for prescribing suboxone. Because suboxone can be abused, the DEA rates the abuse and diversion potential quite high.

Doctors in Bowie, MD that prescribe suboxone treat opiate addicts with medication and have to prove they have the knowledge and training needed, to prescribe it safely. A doctor who prescribes this medication must take an 8-hour training course about the nature of opiate addiction, study the pharmacology of buprenorphine, the main ingredient in suboxone, and learn how to prescribe the drug safely.

If a doctor is already certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, or the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists, they can be considered for an “X” number also. Many suboxone doctors are dually certified by one of these organizations and take the 8-hour course to become licensed.
It’s not easy to put an exact price on how much a visit with a suboxone doctor would cost because the prices will vary due to insurance, location and what types of services are provided at the doctor’s office.

The best way to find out about the services offered by a suboxone doctor in Bowie, MD is to contact Transformed Lives to discuss your needs and situation.

You don’t have to wait to get help for an addiction to opiates any longer and it doesn’t necessarily mean you will be required to spend a lengthy amount of time in an inpatient rehab program. Call Transformed Lives today and find out more in

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