Administering Buprenorphine in the San Francisco County Jail
Location(s): United States
The Beehive Program provides office-based buprenorphine treatment at the Positive Health Program for patients with heroin or other opioid dependence. An alternative to methadone that can be prescribed by qualified PHP physicians, buprenorphine (or “bupe”) is an effective sublingual medication that can be prescribed for patients that have developed a harmful dependence on prescription opioids. It also can be taken to prevent relapsing back into a heroin or painkiller addiction, making productive living more possible.