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. Suboxone treatment costs are minimal, as the medication is covered by most health insurance plans' pharmacy benefits.