Suboxone Doctor in Miami
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Suboxone and Subutex
Opioid Addiction Treatment
Outpatient Program
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updated
06/27/22
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lower fees
first visit free
drug tests free
recovery blog links
weekend office hours
visa-mc-cash accepted
no electronic medical records
details below

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Dr. Robert Ben Mitchell, D.O.
Florida License # OS7690
16375 NE 18 Ave, #310
Miami, Florida 33162
free parking
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786-262-5750
messages returned 7 days/week

email Dr. Mitchell at:
drrbmitchell@yahoo.com


office hours
tuesday = 8am to noon
thursday = 8am to noon 
saturday = 9am to 1pm  
sunday = 9am to 1pm
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new patients
your first visit is free
call for an appointment
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current patients
no appointment needed

1 week enrollment = $30
2 week enrollment = $60
1 month enrollment = $100
2 month enrollment = $200
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all drug tests = free
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pay with cash/tap
or visa/mastercard
debit or credit cards
(your name must be on the card)
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medication is not included so
you pay for your prescription
at a pharmacy you choose
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Dr. Mitchell's
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opioid relapse form
to restart buprenorphine
call Dr. Mitchell before using
opioid relapse form
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Dr. Robert Ben Mitchell, D.O., Suboxone Doctor in Miami

Robert Mitchell
is a physician and
author and musician

Since 2007, Dr. Mitchell - a Suboxone Doctor in Miami - has treated over 1,400 individuals who suffer from opioid addiction and dependance using Suboxone and Subutex. Serving the greater areas of West Palm Beach (Palm Beach County), Fort Lauderdale (Broward County) and Miami (Miami-Dade County).

Dr. Mitchell’s Suboxone Clinic in Miami serves the predominantly low-income, no-income populations of SE Florida, and is inexpensive and affordable, helping patients to wean when they decide the time is right for them to stop. He has over 14 years of experience providing Suboxone and Subutex treatment to those in need in Southeast Florida.

The active ingredient in Suboxone and Subutex is buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is an opioid class chemical with mild pain relieving qualities but very strong binding capacity at opioid receptors. The strong binding capacity makes your body think a strong pain reliever is on board when it isn’t, thereby preventing cravings and withdrawals.

Suboxone has an additional ingredient - naloxone. Naloxone prevents euphoria from occurring if the pill is crushed and then snorted, injected or smoked. When used as directed (sublingual) there is little euphoric potential from either Suboxone or Subutex. However, if buprenorphine is injected, snorted or smoked, euphoria may occur. Suboxone was made to prevent euphoria in patients who might abuse it. Subutex is for patients who are not prone to this abuse.

Are you trading one addiction for another when you use Subutex or Soboxone treatment? No. You already had opioid dependence when you began this treatment. Opioid dependence is a psychiatric diagnosis made using the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (APA-DSM). Therefore, the real problem in opioid dependence is not the drugs, but the mind.

How do you recover from opioid dependence? While you were using recreational drugs, you trained yourself mentally and physically to turn to the “happy pills” (opioids in this case) whenever you were in pain: physical pain or emotional pain. That’s why the real problem isn’t the drugs, but your pain: physical and emotional. Therefore, the real cure for opioid dependence is to develop new coping mechanisms other than the happy pills when you suffer any physical or emotional problems. This is where counseling comes in, because in counseling you develop the skills (coping mechanisms) needed to defeat opioid dependence.

So why use Suboxone or Subutex? Because it’s hard to do counseling with a monkey on your back. Cravings and withdrawals can occur repeatedly throughout the recovery process. Until you develop new, non-happy-pill coping mechanisms, any significant stressor or trigger has the potential to induce opioid cravings within you. And if you don’t resolve those cravings quickly through relapse or resuming treatment, these cravings can produce severe physical withdrawals. Suboxone and Subutex will not cure you from opioid dependence. They are merely an oasis where cravings and withdrawals are kept at bay so that you can focus on your recovery process.

So how long will you need Subutex or Suboxone treatment? I estimate that for every year you use recreational drugs, you will need one to two years of weekly counseling. So, a person who used opioids for five years will, in my opinion, likely need to go to weekly counseling for between five and ten years. Does this mean they’ll need Suboxone or Subutex for five to ten years? No. While there is no exact way to calculate how long any one individual will need these medications, most people who are actively engaged in counseling only need Suboxone or Subutex assistance during the first few months or years of their recovery, and then intermittently thereafter if and when they encounter an unexpected and overwhelming stressor or trigger.

Can I drink alcohol while being treated with Suboxone or Subutex? Alcohol use with opioids can be deadly. Buprenorphine and Naloxone (the active ingredients in Suboxone and Subutex) are both opioids and there is a risk of impaired motor/sensory function and fatal respiratory depression when they are combined with alcohol. Using alcohol with Suboxone or Subutex can be dangerous and/or fatal.

So how do you use Suboxone or Subutex? Only when needed. These medications are only meant to relieve cravings and withdrawals. Keep in mind, that even people who don’t have opioid dependence still have unpleasant days, and you must learn to distinguish between cravings and withdrawals and what is just a common, bad day. Do not take Suboxone or Subutex because “it’s time” - don’t take it by the clock. Instead, whenever you are considering taking a dose of Suboxone or Subutex, ask yourself the following question: Am I taking this for cravings or withdrawals? If your honest answer is “yes,” then use the lowest dose possible (1 pill, 1/2 pill, 1/4 pill, etc.). If your honest answer is “no,” then don’t use the medication. Instead find other ways to deal with your non-craving/non-withdrawal problems. If your honest answer is “I’m not sure,” then wait a half-hour and ask yourself this question again. You can always take the medication later in the day if cravings or withdrawals occur.

So, when I wean, how do I know what my withdrawals are from? The withdrawal symptoms from Suboxone and Subutex can range from nothing to mild “flu-like” symptoms (a little headache, stomach upset, body aches, etc.). Mild is defined as “you could still go to work.” These symptoms usually only last about three to five days, so if you have these mild withdrawals during your weaning process, just bear with them and they will dissipate shortly. On the other hand, many people have severe, full-blown withdrawals when they stop or wean off of Suboxone or Subutex. If this occurs, it is because you are still susceptible to significant stressors or triggers which cause opioid cravings and, when unsatisfied, cause these severe physical withdrawals. If this occurs, consider restarting Suboxone or Subutex at the lowest dose possible, and either start or resume your counseling efforts.



Dr. Robert Ben Mitchell, D.O, 16375 NE 18 Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL, 33162

Dr. Ben Robert Mitchell, D.O.
16375 NE 18th Ave #310
Miami, FL 33162
786-262-5750



created: 12/25/09
updated: 06/27/22
dba: Dr Robert Ben Mitchell, DO, LLC
inquiries: trafn@yahoo.com