How Do I Find Free Suboxone?
This is an excellent question. It has been over a year since the President of the United States signed into law the Opioid Crisis Response Act. Finally, money is being provided by the federal government to programs all over the country. Also, local governments at the city and county level and non-profit groups are taking the initiative to provide relief in their own communities. But, how do you find these programs?
Follow the news.
By searching news aggregation sites, such as Google news and others, you can find information about free buprenorphine and free suboxone programs. Often, these programs are featured in stories about how they will change their respective communities. For example, there was recently such a story about a program launched last year in Bangor, Maine that promises to provide same day treatment to patients coming from hospital ERs. To the South, a similar article featured a similar program being offered in Hollywood, Florida.
Join groups and ask questions.
On Facebook, there are groups to join that discuss issues surrounding Suboxone treatment. Often, you will find conversations about free and sliding-scale programs. While you may not find anything useful right away, it can’t hurt to go into such a group and ask questions about programs available in your area.
While Google does not always seem useful at first, it may just be a matter of you refining your search and asking questions in just the right way. For example, instead of searching for “free buprenorphine” or “free Suboxone”, try searching for “free suboxone programs in …”, of course putting in your city or county. You may find websites that feature free Suboxone programs. I found such a site once and it provided a search function to find programs by location. What I found was that many of the results were not actually free programs, though some were. You will have to do some work in sifting through the results of your searching, but it will be worth it when you find what you are looking for.
Call your local health department.
It is likely that your local health department will have information about how to locate free or low cost addiction treatment programs in your area. This is another excellent way to research local programs that are funded by the government.
Ask local doctor’s offices for information.
Surprisingly, this may be a good resource. Even if the doctor’s office does not provide free or low cost service, they are likely willing to share with you information about such programs in the area. If you do not get helpful information by calling one doctor’s office, try another one. Doctors and their staff are often more than willing to help out to ensure that you are able to get access to care.