Buprenorphine Extended-Release Injection

Learn More

Sublocade contains buprenorphine, which helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It also blocks the effects of other opioids, making it difficult to abuse. As a long-acting medication, Sublocade can help prevent relapse days and weeks after the injection.

Benefits Include:

Less intense cravings

Reduced risk of relapse

Improved mental health

Method: Injection

Used For: Opioid Addiction

What Is Sublocade?

Sublocade is a buprenorphine injection that provides long-lasting relief from opioid addiction. It is designed to be used once a month, and it works by slowly releasing buprenorphine into the body over the course of 30 days. This slow release helps to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making it easier for people in recovery to stay on track. Sublocade is a highly effective treatment for opioid addiction, and it has been shown to significantly reduce relapse rates.

How Does Sublocade Work?

The buprenorphine in Sublocade works by binding to the same brain receptors as opioids, but with much weaker effects. This action helps to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms while also blocking the euphoric effects of other opioids.

How Often Is Sublocade Administered?

Sublocade is a monthly injection given by a certified healthcare provider. The first dose is usually given after the patient has detoxed from opioids, and subsequent doses are given on a monthly basis. However, the timing of the injections may be adjusted based on individual needs and response to treatment.

Adverse Reactions & Possible Side Effects of Sublocade

The most common adverse reactions and side effects associated with Sublocade include:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Swelling
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches
However, these side effects are typically mild and go away on their own.

Is Sublocade Effective?

In clinical trials, Sublocade was effective in reducing opioid and alcohol use and cravings. It was also associated with improved retention in treatment and increased abstinence.

Although effective, Sublocade is not a cure for opioid addiction and should be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counseling and support.

Do You Have Questions?

Don’t hesitate to reach out!

Please give us a call now and we’d be happy walk you through our various treatment options as well as answer all of your questions.

We’re Here For You

Sometimes, talking over the phone is easier. We’re here to listen to your questions and help get you answers.

Toll Free Call
100% Confidential

“I had a great experience at bridges, would highly recommend to anyone seeking help. The facility is very nice and well kept, the staff members are amazing and treat you great. They listen to your needs and help in every way they can.”

— Zach, Alumni

“Bridges of hope is a amazing place I came here on my own and the moment I got here I wanted to leave so I can drink. So I changed my mind and it changed my life. The program is very good and you learn a lot about yourself.”

— Brayden, Alumni

“Small integrated group. Relaxed. Staff absolutely incredible. Comfortable rooms with TV was able to work in the yard and opportunities to leave the facility with Staff to ease the process of Rehab. A gym and weight room... And Awesome food!!! You won't go hungry here... Love it 💜 Highly recommend!”

— Megan, Alumni

“This was my first time in treatment I was worried about it. But the staff is amazing they actually care about you and your sobriety. Food is amazing. But it has all been a great experience and taught proper tools to use with my recovery! I will refer anyone I know that needs help.”

— Shaun, Alumni

“I can’t even begin to express how great this place was for my fiancé and our family. Every employee I encountered with were so awesome & helpful. You can tell they genuinely care about their patients & their job. They truly saved my fiancés life & us a as a family. I hope everyone battling with addiction goes to a place like this!!!”

— Jori, Loved one