Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to wait to take Suboxone after my last methadone use?

  • Usually 48-72 hours. Taking suboxone too early after the last dose of methadone can put you in serious withdrawal. This scenario, known as precipitated withdrawal which is very unpleasant for the user so please make sure to tell your medical provider the timing of your last methadone dose.

How long after my last opioid use do I have to wait to take Suboxone?

  • 18-24 hours

What is Suboxone?

  • Suboxone is a brand name for buprenorphine. Zubsolv and Bunavail are names of some other generic forms. Buprenorphine combined with naloxone is FDA approved for treating opioid addiction. Along with methadone, buprenorphine is one of the major parts of Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid dependence.
  • Suboxone is taken under the tongue. Unlike methadone, Suboxone prescriptions are allowed to be taken at home in the comfort of your own privacy.
  • It reduces and eliminates the craving for opioid usage

What medications do you use to treat opioid dependence?

  • Suboxone or Vivitrol

What if you don’t accept my insurance and I would like to pay for my treatment?

  • Make sure to consult with our insurance coordinator first by calling (413) 271-7136 ext 130. If you have an active insurance plan that doesn’t cover our services, we will make sure you have a payment plan in place. You can pay by Visa or Master Card as well.

What insurance plans does Right Choice Health Group accept?

  • Medicare
  • MassHealth
  • Fallon
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP)
  • Aetna
  • United Health Care (UHC)
  • Healthy New England (Be Healthy and Commercial)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA)
  • Connecticare
  • VT Medicaid
    Beacon Health Strategies
  • MBHP / Value Options
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH) / OPTUM

Are you taking new patients?

  • We do not let our patients wait and we schedule them immediately. If we cannot fit a new patient intake at a certain location, we make sure the patient is seen at one of our nearby locations.

What are the treatments offered by Right Choice Health Group?

  • Heroin or any other opioid addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Addiction treatment for pregnant women
  • Hepatitis C treatment
  • Help to switch from Methadone to Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
  • Help for our of state patients through our telemedicine-based remote treatment plan. Ask for details by calling our out of state HOTLINE at (413) – 348 – 0898

Why should I trust Right Choice Health Group over other addiction treatment programs?

Our Primary Beliefs:

  • Every individual should be treated with dignity and respect
  • Stigma is more dangerous than overdose itself
  • Addiction is a disease an s no a choice. We understand the impact it can have on the individual’s family and loved ones.  We use a Medication Assisted Treatment regimen that is tailored to the individual’s needs and goals.

Can I get sick if I stop Suboxone for a few days?

  • You should consult with your medical provider before considering the stoppage of Suboxone so you can follow a tolerable tapering protocol.

What is Vivitrol?

  • Vivitrol is an injectable form of the medication known as Naltrexone. It is FDA approved to treat both opioid and alcohol addiction. Unlike Suboxone, Vivitrol injection is given every 28 days in the buttock muscle. Vivitrol is not an opioid. It is an opioid receptor blocker. Vivitrol cannot be used if a patient is pregnant.


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