Suboxone is the first opioid medication approved for the office-based treatment of opioid dependence. Suboxone offers patients the benefits of home-dosing privacy, and supports functioning in allowing patients minimal interruption in their efforts to return to a productive life (eg., family, school, work). At the appropriate dose, Suboxone can assist patients in abstaining from opioid use by eliminating withdrawal symptoms and reducing opioid cravings.