The program is based on an Outpatient Harm Reduction Model, and consists of 5 steps:
How Suboxone is Taken
Suboxone is dispensed as a small tablet, which is taken "sub-lingaully", which means it is held under the tongue and allowed to dissolve.
While the tablet is dissolving, it is important not to chew or swallow it because the medicine will not work as well.
Talking while the tablet is dissolving can affect how well the medicine is absorbed.
Research indicates that Suboxone Maintenance Treatment (SMT) is effective in: