Managing opioid dependence is not simply a matter of "getting clean" or stopping all drug use. Typically, the changes that cause opioid dependence will not be corrected right away. In fact, those changes can trigger cravings months or even years after you've stopped misusing opioids. That's why ongoing treatment that includes counseling and behavioral therapy is so important.

Many long-term medical conditions—not only opioid dependence but also diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma—are treated with both medication and changes to behavior. Since these conditions are ongoing, the treatments are, too. SUBOXONE Film, a proven medication-assisted treatment, is meant to help you keep your symptoms under control so you can focus on the changes you and your treatment team decide you need to make.