The UAMS Center for Addiction Services and Treatment (CAST) Suboxone treatment program was created to provide opiate agonist therapy for people who are addicted to opiates. Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Suboxone, is a long-acting opiate used to treat opioid dependence. Its main purpose is to prevent withdrawal symptoms and reduce opioid craving.
Operating in a safe and friendly environment, the program is geared toward treatment and recovery. All clients must demonstrate a willingness to abstain from all mood-altering chemicals and to participate in the program until they have reached a successful level of completion that has been determined by their treatment team. Clients must be 16 years of age or older, have adequate transportation and be able to meet the required time and financial commitments.
A handbook outlining all of the criteria for admission as well as the details of the program and a fee schedule is available upon request.