Frequently Asked Questions
Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) is a safe and effective medication based treatment for people who are dependent on opioid drugs such as Heroin, Fentanyl, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Percocet and Oxycodone. The treatment helps clients improve their day to day functioning, find stability and manage withdrawal symptoms. It can lower the risk of Hepatitis C and HIV transmission as well as fatal overdose.
A long acting, liquid, synthetic, full opioid agonist taken orally and used to treat opioid dependence and chronic pain
A pill, taken sublingually, composed of Buprenorphine/naloxone used to treat opioid dependence
Buprenorphine extended release injection used for adult patients to treat moderate to severe Opioid use disorder. It is administered once monthly to help control withdrawl symptoms.
Slow release oral morphine (SROM)(Kadian)
A 24 hr formulation of extended release capsules(Kadian) sometimes used as an alternative treatment approach to treat opioid use disorder
You begin by contacting the clinic closest to you or drop in to have any questions answered and book the next available appointment.
Upon arrival you will be asked to provide a urine sample. You will then either see your doctor via tele-med or in person. After speaking with you, the physician will determine the best course of treatment to proceed with.
In most cases, clients will be able to start receiving a dose the same day they meet with their physician.
Every client’s journey towards recovery is different and the length of treatment will depend on the individual.
Mixing methadone or Suboxone with other mood altering drugs, alcohol, opiates and other substances can have serious and even fatal consequences. It is important to consult with your physician before taking other medications.
Yes, with consultation with your physician and close monitoring, you can change between OAT medications.