The Process

Consult with an addiction specialist in the privacy of your own home

 Never Quit Quitting

Our doctors are on a mission to serve, support, and elevate the lives of individuals we serve through Medication- Assisted Treatment (MAT).  MAT is considered the most effective treatment for opioid use disorder by the CDC, SAMHSA, FDA and other federal agencies.  We are happy to report 95% of our patients state they have no withdrawal symptoms at 5 days.

The Process

1. Consult With A Board – Certified Doctor

On the day of your virtual appointment, you have the option to connect with a Family MD doctor through video via your phone or computer or you can choose to have your doctor just call you directly on your phone instead. After obtaining your history and answering any remaining questions you have, your doctor will decide if starting Suboxone is right for you. If so, they will send your prescription to the pharmacy the same day as your visit so you can begin treatment immediately

The Process

2. Starting Buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone)

If this is your first time on Suboxone, or you are being restarted on it, it is important to first stop all opioid use. You must wait until you have mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms (generally 12- 72 hours) before taking your first dose of Suboxone. If it is taken too early, it can force you into precipitated withdrawal, which is both very uncomfortable and may be dangerous. Click here to see a list of withdrawal symptoms and determine if it is the right time to take your first dose. Continue as directed by your doctor and that’s it. Generally 95% of our patient’s do not have any withdrawal symptoms after the first 3-5 days of starting Suboxone. You may also request additional medication to help ease withdrawal symptoms so that you can continue with your day to day activities (work, school, etc) without skipping a beat.

The Process

3. Follow Up Visits

Reconnect with your doctor as directed (usually on a monthly basis). During this time you can discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Additionally, your doctor may make dose adjustments and will refill your prescription. Our team is as always available around the clock, 7 days a week, if you have any questions after your visit.

Why Choose The Family MD ?


Get same day or next day appointments via video or phone call.  Online treatment means less time wasted, no travel, and no exposure to sick contacts in waiting rooms


Our team of doctors and support staff are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Even holidays


We send prescriptions to a nearby pharmacy the same day as your visit