• suboxone

    Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

    - J.K. Rowling

  • Suboxone and Subutex (buprenorphine)

    Suboxone Treatment

    Potomac Psychiatry offers three different treatment services for patients who are prescribed Suboxone:

    • Complete Detoxification
    • Detoxification + Maintenance Therapy
    • Maintenance Therapy

    Suboxone can be used in the short-term to “detox” a patient as well as in the longer-term for “maintenance therapy”. While many patients do well with just counseling and/or self-help groups, for others these approaches are not sufficient, and they need medication support as well.

    Treatment with Suboxone is carefully administered through regular consultations with the doctor. Click on this link for more details on Suboxone (buprenorphine), which…

    • Suppresses withdrawal symptoms
    • Reduces cravings
    • Blocks effects of other opioids
    • Helps patients maintain continuous treatment
    • Is safer than methadone

    Please contact us at 301.984.9791 to schedule a preliminary intake evaluation or a free 15 minute consult with our Suboxone certified doctor. Our experienced professionals look forward to meeting you.

    Recognizing Signs of Opioid Addiction

    If you or a loved one is currently taking a prescription painkiller medication (e.g. opioids such as OxyContin, Percocet, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, or Vicodin), the presence of any of the following symptoms may be a sign of an opioid addiction:

    • Increased usage and/or longer usage of medication than originally intended
    • Irritability/agitation when off the regimen
    • Higher dosing needed to reach same level of effectiveness
    • Withdrawal symptoms
    • Avoiding daily tasks/routines

    Recognizing these signs early and getting treatment may be the key to prevention and sobriety.

    A study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) included 650 participants addicted to prescription painkillers treated with Suboxone. Over the course of 12 weeks, 49% of the participants decreased the abuse of prescription painkillers. When the Suboxone was stopped, success rates dropped to 8.6%.

    We Look Forward to Helping You

    Suboxone treatment is effective and painless. You do not need to be in withdrawal or suffer tremendously before reaching out for help. Treatment can be initiated at any point within the recovery process.

    Potomac Psychiatry offers Suboxone patients:

    • Ease of scheduling appointments
    • Immediate assistance
    • Comfortable atmosphere without judgment
    • Both individual and group therapy options

    Meet Dr. Carr

    John Carr, M.D.

    Dr. John CarrJohn Carr, M.D. is a certified DATA-waived Suboxone physician, and is our Substance Abuse treatment specialist. As an expert in this field he has extensive experience with psychopharmacology related to Suboxone, and employs a number of proven psychotherapy techniques, including Motivational Interviewing and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), to effectively treat opioid addictions. He is very passionate about providing the finest possible patient care and experience, and works best in a collaborative relationship with his patients.

    Dr. Carr has held a variety of senior leadership positions in our area, including Associate Medical Director/Staff Addiction Psychiatrist at Kolmac Clinic, and Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services at the Washington Adventist Hospital. In addition, he served our country with distinction in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm as a Battalion Surgeon in the Second Battalion Fourth Marines, where he received the following awards: National Defense Medal, South West Asia Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Fleet Marine Force Ribbon, and Combat Action Ribbon. Curriculum vitae for Dr. John Carr.

    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314