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" - held under the tongue and allowed to dissolve.
While suboxone film is dissolving, do not chew or swallow the film because the medicine will not work as well.
Talking while the film is dissolving can affect how well the medicine in suboxone film is absorbed.
Research indicates that Suboxone Maintenance Treatment (SMT) is effective in: