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Office-Based Opiate Misuse Treatment

In the office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) model, our provider who completed training and obtained their waiver prescribes medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) within our own clinical setting.

 OBOT model is a practice-based model that integrates MOUD into our outpatient mental health and psychiatry care setting. Our provider will typically prescribe medication independently and may help coordinate access to additional services.

Unlike opioid treatment programs (OTP) we allow patients to take home buprenorphine after being stabilized on the effective dose.

Our road to recovery includes:

  • New Patient Intake
  • Completion of the Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription medication, and other Substance use Tool (TAPS)
  • Induction visits where we will discuss the findings of the TAPS used to determine opiate misuse, and issue your initial take home suboxone prescription
  • Stabilization visits where we will follow up for dose adjustments as appropriate and issue take-home prescription
  • Maintenance visits where we will follow up accordingly to maintain your effective dose and issue a take home prescription

What is Suboxone and how does it work?

Suboxone, a combination medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone, is one of the main medications used to treat opioid addiction. Using 'medications for opioid use disorder' is known as MOUD. Use of MOUD has been shown to lower the risk of fatal overdoses by approximately 50%. It also reduces the risk of nonfatal overdoses which are traumatic and medically dangerous.

Suboxone works by tightly binding to the same receptors in the brain as other opiates, such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. By doing so, it blunts intoxication with these other drugs, it prevents cravings, and it allows many people to transition back from a life of addiction to a life of normalcy and safety.

Clinic Staff

Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: Danielle Scott, MSN PMHNP-BC


We accept Medical Assistance Plans, Medicare, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, CareFirst (BlueCross-Blue Shield)

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Clinic Location:

1 N Charles Street Suite 2425 Baltimore, MD 21205