The road most traveled1
The number of Americans who have become addicted to opioids has recently reached as many as 2.5 million in one year, and that was before the problem was characterized as a “growing deadly epidemic” by the Centers for Disease Control.
Now more than ever, your patients are in need of a maintenance treatment that can act as an ally in their fight against opioid dependence. BUNAVAIL, designed with the same medicine as Suboxone® with additional benefits your patients can depend on, helps them fight as you support them through this tough journey.
According to a survey conducted by the NAABT1:
58% of people suffering from opioid addiction began with the treatment of acute or chronic physical pain. They didn’t see the addiction down the road.
47% of people addicted to opioid pain relievers are receiving treatment for their addiction. They will need assistance returning to their normal life.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)2:
of those addicted to opioids, like heroin, complete outpatient therapy for their addiction.
A significant role in their recovery
We can't leave patients who don't complete their outpatient therapy without help. Doctors who specialize in opioid addiction are essential in closing this gap and reducing the number of those addicted to pain medication.
Help your patients succeed in their journey
Prescribing BUNAVAIL, a bi-layer buccal film that's easy to use, has a pleasant taste, and allows them to speak and swallow normally during administration, can help make a difference. By prescribing an effective maintenance treatment that can blend into their daily routine, you can help push back against this epidemic.
- The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT). Break free from opioid addiction: A discussion guide for you and your physician. 2014.
- Hopson D. Heroin addiction treatment success rates and statistics. http://guidedoc.com/heroin-addiction-treatment-success-rates-statistics. Accessed September 16, 2016.