Recovery Services of New Mexico Isleta is an outpatient, office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) center for those struggling with addiction. Our Albuquerque Suboxone® clinic provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) by prescription, helping patients to overcome their addiction in a flexible, convenient setting. By eliminating the physical withdrawal symptoms that so often cause relapse, Recovery Services patients have the opportunity to focus on long-term recovery.
1711 Isleta SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 3:00pm
Albuquerque Suboxone® Clinic
Medication-assisted treatment has been considered the gold standard of care for more than 50 years. The FDA approved buprenorphine as an MAT choice in 2002. Patients will work with their medical provider to determine the best treatment option for them. Recovery Services of New Mexico Isleta offers both buprenorphine and buprenorphine compounds to our patients struggling with opioid addiction.
Buprenorphine: Classified as a partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine attaches to the opioid receptors in the brain as any prescription or illicit opioid does, but does not affect the brain to the same degree. It is able to prevent withdrawal symptoms by attaching to the receptors, but its’ “ceiling effect” prevents it from causing the euphoria or “high” experienced with other opioids.
Sublocade™: Sublocade is an extended-release form of buprenorphine administered as a once monthly injection. It is designed to deliver the buprenorphine at a controlled, consistent rate over the period. Sublocade can cause serious harm if injected directly into the vein, so it must be administered in office by a healthcare professional, but it offers the same benefits as daily buprenorphine.
Suboxone®: Buprenorphine compounds, most commonly known by the brand name Suboxone®, utilize buprenorphine combined with the full opioid agonist naloxone. The compound provides the same withdrawal relief, but the naloxone offers additional blocking properties and causes immediate withdrawal symptoms if injected, making it a deterrent to misuse.
Buprenorphine with naloxone is offered in different formulations under a number of brand names including:
Suboxone® Bunavail® Zubsolv®
Depending on the medication, it may be administered as a film or tablet dissolved under the tongue.
What to Expect in Buprenorphine Treatment
Before beginning treatment with buprenorphine, patients must be experiencing mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. Starting a buprenorphine program too early in the withdrawal phase could cause a “precipitated withdrawal”. Precipitated withdrawal occurs when the first dose of treatment medication interacts with the last dose of prescription or illicit opioids and “knocks” them off the receptors causing withdrawal symptoms.
Recovery Services medical providers work closely with patients early in treatment to ensure a therapeutic dose of medication is achieved to effectively address the withdrawal symptoms being experienced.
When you arrive at the treatment center, you’ll receive a medical evaluation and discuss the medication options with your provider to determine the best option for you.
Lab tests will be completed as needed to ensure the medical provider has a full overview of your health.
Your first dose of medication will be provided in office, and you should experience relief of withdrawal symptoms in 30-45 minutes.
If the initial dose isn’t sufficient, a provider may choose to make an adjustment prior to completing a prescription.
You will be written a prescription for medication to be filled at the pharmacy of your choice and a follow-up appointment will be made.
It is important you communicate with the treatment center in the first few days if you feel your dose isn’t working or if you experience any side effects.
Recovery Services patients will visit the treatment center regularly to meet with their provider, complete lab work and discuss their progress. Additionally, referrals to counseling, IOP or other suitable behavioral therapies can be made to support our patients in all aspects of their recovery.
Supportive Recovery Services
Additional services available to Isleta Suboxone® Clinic patients include:
Medical evaluation & supervision
Relapse prevention education
Referrals to community resources
Coordinated treatment during pregnancy
“The staff at [Recovery Services] treated me as a “human being” instead of a drug addict. I was really nervous about that. They allowed me to be seen early this morning and got me on a program. I’m truly trying at staying clean, and with your help, I’m sure I can do it! Your staff, once again, is outstanding!! Thank you for your help.” – Recovery Services Isleta Patient
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Recovery Services of New Mexico Isleta is here to provide support as you make a start on your path to recovery. Respectful, compassionate medical providers are ready to help. Please complete our contact us form to request a call or dial 505.717.2397 to set up an appointment.