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Substance Use Disorders

“The essential feature of a substance use disorder is a cluster of cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptoms indication that the individual continues using substance despite significant substance-related problems.”

Treatment

There are three different terms used to define substance-related disorders, including substance abuse, substance dependence, and chemical dependence. Treatment for Substance Use Disorders may include:
SUBOXONE Film is approved for use in both induction and maintenance treatment of opioid dependence in appropriate patients.

  • For dependence on short-acting opioids, like heroin or prescription painkillers, SUBOXONE Film, which contains buprenorphine and naloxone, may be recommended to help you begin and maintain continuity of treatment
  • When transitioning from dependence on long-acting opioids, like methadone, a buprenorphine-only medication may be recommended
  1. Induction—you begin your treatment (or restart it if you’ve relapsed) under the supervision of a doctor. For your first dose, you must be in a moderate state of withdrawal. You work with your doctor to reach a dose of SUBOXONE Film that works for you.
  2. Maintenance—Your doctor will help you to transition to the maintenance phase of treatment when you:
    • Are no longer experiencing withdrawal symptoms
    • Have minimal to no side effects
    • Do not have uncontrollable cravings
  3. In the maintenance phase, you may be taking your medication regularly as prescribed. You should comply with all of the elements in your treatment plan including responsibly handling the medication, staying free from illicit drug use, and seeking counseling and/or psychosocial support.

Medical taper—The decision to discontinue therapy with SUBOXONE Film after a period of maintenance should be made as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. It is important that you work with your doctor to determine when the time is right to slowly lower your dose, taking care to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Throughout treatment, you should discuss any concerns you have about relapse with your doctor.

ZUBSOLV is an advanced formulation for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence which should be used as part of a complete treatment plan that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy.
ZUBSOLV® delivers a comparable concentration of active medication to previously approved Suboxone® tablets.

BUNAVAIL® (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film (CIII) is a prescription medicine indicated for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. BUNAVAIL should be used as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.

VIVITROL® (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) is a prescription injectable medicine used to treat alcohol dependence and prevent relapse to opioid dependence after opioid detox.

Anxiety Disorders

“Anxiety disorders include disorders that share features of excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances.”

Treatment

Medication management and psychotherapy

Bipolar and Related Disorders

The common feature of this disorder is many episodes of depression and finally a manic/hypomanic break. Individuals are frequently mistakenly diagnosed with Depressive Disorder as a manic/hypomanic break is far more uncommon than the depressive part of this disorder.

Treatment

Medication management and psychotherapy

Depressive Disorders

“The common feature to all of these disorders is the presence of sad, empty, or irritable mood, accompanied by somatic and cognitive changes that significantly affect the individual’s capacity to function.”

Treatment

Medication management and psychotherapy

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders

ADHD, also called attention-deficit disorder, is a behavior disorder, usually first diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.

Treatment

Medication management and psychotherapy

Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders

“These disorders are defined by abnormalities in one or more of the following five domains: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking (speech), grossly disorganized or abnormal motor behavior (including catatonia), and negative symptoms.”

Treatment

Medication management and psychotherapy

Feeding and Eating Disorders

“Feeding and eating disorders are characterized by a persistence disturbance of eating or eating-related behavior that results in the altered consumption or absorption of food that significantly impairs physical health or psychological functioning.”

Treatment

Medication management and psychotherapy

Sexual Dysfunctions Disorders

“Sexual dysfunctions are a heterogeneous group of disorders that are typically characterized by a clinically significant disturbance in a person’s ability to respond to sexually or to experience sexual pleasure.”

Treatment

Medication management and psychotherapy

Personality Disorders

“A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adult-hood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment.”

Treatment

Medication management and psychotherapy