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How to get free buprenorphine meds for opioid dependence

Thank you for visiting. Some of the information discussed below may have changed somewhat in recent months. The Suboxone Here-To-Help program seems to have been quietly discontinued. I heard that they would honor the months left for existing members, but no new members would be signed up. Fortunately, generic films/strips are now available and prices are lower for generic Suboxone in general. Please listen to my podcast and subscribe. It is The Rehab Podcast. The official website for the podcast is TheRehab.com. You can also find it in your favorite podcast app. Also, please subscribe to my YouTube channel and let me know what you would like to see in future content by sending comments here.

Free Suboxone, Free Subutex, Free Zubsolv, Free buprenorphine?

Free Suboxone, free Subutex, free Zubsolv and free buprenorphine are available for those who qualify. It is important to be aware of patient assistance programs.  Suboxone once had a program called Here To Help.  Also, there is a ZubSolv program.  Subutex, as far as I know, does not have a patient assistance program.  If you are uninsured, you may qualify.  Also, they are for people with low incomes.

So, how can you apply for Here To Help?

Is it possible to apply for free Suboxone? Unfortunately, the free Suboxone offered by Indivior is no longer available. With the introduction of generic buprenorphine/naloxone films or strips, Suboxone costs have dropped and Indivior has chosen to drop this important patient assistance program that helped to offset Suboxone treatment costs by making the medication part of MAT free to qualifying patients.

What limitations are there for these programs?

Keep in mind, there are patient limits for free suboxone and free Zubsolv.  In the Here To Help program, there is a limit of three patients per doctor.  The Zubsolv program allows for one patient per doctor.  So, if you are planning to join one of these programs, ask your doctor if there are free spaces. If you need help for a short time, ZubSolv has vouchers that cover 15 free tablets each.  They allow each patient to use two vouchers in a lifetime.  If you take up to 16mg daily of buprenorphine, It is possible to get a full month covered.  If you do not qualify for a free program, check the drug maker websites or ask your pharmacist about discount cards.

What about cheap generics?

Unfortunately, generics are not cheap.  They certainly are not on the Walmart $4 list.  In fact, at best, $4 per tablet may be the best price you will find.  Yes, that is per tablet.  To help out, many pharmacies will allow patients to fill part of the prescription.  When you are ready to buy more, you go back and get what you can afford.  But, make sure you ask your pharmacy if they allow this and if they have limitations.

Will the government help out?

You may have heard in the news, state governments and the US federal government want to help fight opioid addiction.  Hence, they have promised to spend a lot of money on the problem.  So, where is this money going?  If it’s not paying for the doctor visits and it is not paying for the medicine, then how are they helping?  It would be great they could help pay for life-saving buprenorphine.  At least, the federal government could resolve the issue with overpriced generic buprenorphine.

How much will my Suboxone cost without insurance? How much does Suboxone cost?

Medication prices can vary from one pharmacy to another. As a rule, generics are always cheaper than brand name drugs and they are usually just as good. If you are looking for a good source of generic prescription prices that compares prices between different pharmacies, you may want to look at the GoodRx website or app. GoodRx also provides a discount card that ensures that you will get the listed price. Rather than posting a suboxone price here, it is probably best to look at this important and useful resource to get accurate and up-to-date information in your community. Using a Suboxone discount card or a Suboxone savings card will lower your Suboxone cost also, but you may still get better deals using a general discount card to purchase the generic. If you are trying to figure out how much does Suboxone cost without insurance, generics with a discount card are almost always the best way to go.

How much is Suboxone without insurance if I really want the brand name films?

How much is Suboxone? If you are determined to get the brand name Suboxone product without using insurance, be prepared to pay a premium price. Generally, the new generic buprenorphine/naloxone films work just as well, so this is usually not a good idea. Often, the cost of Suboxone brand-name products ranges from $10 to $15 per dose. This can add up quickly when you are taking it once or twice daily.

What is the ZubSolv street price? What is the street value of Suboxone?

Some patients have actually brought up the topic of medication street prices in shopping for medical care. This is not ever a good idea, to even think about obtaining medications from any source other than a legitimate pharmacy. Medications sold on the streets may not even be real. There has been an issue with fake medications that can contain toxic synthetic drugs. Also, dealing in the black market for controlled opioid medications, which includes buprenorphine meds such as Suboxone and ZubSolv, is highly illegal and can result in serious legal consequences. Interestingly, when it comes to ZubSolv, there is little interest in it on the streets, probably because it is the lesser-known brand of buprenorphine-naloxone compared to Suboxone. Either way, Suboxone street prices, and Suboxone strips street value should never be a part of your decision-making process in deciding where to go for help in overcoming opioid addiction.

Can you buy Suboxone online?

Online pharmacies have been a serious problem in the past. Unfortunately, there was a lot of abuse where these pharmacies were selling dangerous prescription drugs with very little medical evaluation. In some cases, they were simply having customers fill out a short form that was reviewed by a doctor who never had any direct communication with the patient. This has led to online pharmacies being very limited by new laws to protect patients. However, it is possible to have your pharmacy deliver your medications. This can be helpful if it is difficult for you to leave your home to go wait at a pharmacy to have your prescription filled.

Does Medicaid cover Suboxone?

Medicaid policies will vary from state to state. It is best to address this issue with your state’s Medicaid program. Generally, medications for addiction treatment should be covered by insurance. 

How to get Suboxone prescribed for free. How do I find free Suboxone clinics near me?

There are free suboxone program funded clinics in most regions that provide addiction treatment with little to no cost. While some of these free Suboxone programs do require patients to pay for their medications, they do at least provide the medical evaluation and treatment by a healthcare provider free or at a low cost. If you have any information about any free Suboxone clinic in your area, please leave a comment below.

Are there free Suboxone samples?

At one time, there were pharmaceutical companies providing free samples of medications in the same controlled category as Suboxone. For example, there is a medication called Vicoprofen that was once a Schedule III drug, just like Suboxone, and pharmaceutical reps would bring samples in doctor’s offices and clinics. In more recent years, with increased restrictions on the distribution of controlled medications, there are now few, if any, controlled drug samples given out. Also, Suboxone is an established brand name that is now available as a less expensive generic. This means that there would be little motivation for the company to provide samples even if they were able to.

How to get Suboxone free since they have discontinued the Here-To-Help program.

It is possible that there are other free Suboxone programs out there. Some of the free Suboxone clinics include medication with treatment. For example, Palm Beach County in Florida has a program associated with JFK Medical Center that includes all aspects of treatment, including medication. There may also be local programs in your community that provide medication assistance. If you are aware of any such programs, please leave a comment below.

Suboxone prices will continue to drop.

This is the first year that Suboxone films are available as a generic. As time passes, these generics will continue to go down in price. There are also less expensive generic buprenorphine and naloxone tablets. Hopefully, Suboxone prices will go down further to assist patients in having better access to affordable medical care for opioid use disorder.

Further specific information about free programs and free medication.

Fortunately, since this article has been available, people have reached out and provided some useful information about various programs around the country in the comment section below. I hope that this tradition will continue and more useful information can be collected on this page. I have also done some research in response to questions about available programs in specific regions and posted my findings here. I apologize if I have not gotten to all of the requests yet. I greatly appreciate contributions of information that can be helpful to visitors to this article page. If you have arrived here and you are looking for information about a specific city or state and its programs, please read below or do a search of the page. If you do not find the information you are looking for, feel free to post it as a question in the comments. Together, we can work to fill in the gaps of information about free and low cost programs available around the country. Also, I have put together an ebook which is available through this site when you sign up for the email list. I will include additional resources that we are able to compile in future editions of that book and provide it to all subscribers of the email list when it is available for publication.

Is Google helpful in finding free and low cost programs? How should I do my Google searches?

Generally, if you are searching for help in paying for medication, it is good to type the name of the medication in the search box followed by the words, “patient assistance program”. If such a program exists, it will likely come up near the top of search results. Beware programs that offer to apply for patient assistance on your behalf for a fee. Nearly all patient assistance programs are free to apply to and the applications are usually not difficult to fill in. You should not have to pay to apply for assistance. Another tip is to search and then be very careful in curating the information on sites that come up in your results. For example, I have done searches for free Suboxone programs and found sites that have some good information mixed in with a lot of information that is not useful. One such site promoted rehab programs that are clearly not free mixed in with various funded programs that are legitimate. Still, the site was useful because it was not too hard to differentiate between the costly rehabs and the actual free programs. One site that is very useful is Needy Meds. They also have a specific new database that is just for searching for addiction treatment programs. The link is in the comments below.

Should I join a clinical trial or study to get free study medications?

It is possible to find a study that provides free buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction. In addition to getting free medication, you can also get transportation costs covered, free doctor visits and you may even get paid in addition to these free services! However, these studies are often very stringent in their criteria and many patients will not qualify for the study they want to join. And, additionally, it is possible in many studies that you may be given a placebo instead of a real medication. It may not be worth taking a chance with your recovery to be at the mercy of a research study site that exists primarily for the purpose of fulfilling the strict protocols of the study over your personal wellbeing.

Our program is not a low cost of free program.

While I have made an effort to provide information on this page and some other pages on this site, our small medical program in Fort Lauderdale, FL is neither free or low cost. We provide concierge, personalized treatment to a small number of patients in the South Florida and Greater Miami region. The reason for posting this article and other similar articles regarding free and low cost medication and treatment is that, even though we do not provide these services in our small private clinic, we believe that this information is important and funded programs must be publicized so that everyone will have access to treatment even if they are uninsured and cannot afford treatment. In our area, we have excellent programs, including a medication-assisted treatment program at Memorial Healthcare Systems in South Broward County. To learn more about that program or start the admissions process, call the 24/7 hotline 954-883-7771. Here is an article about that program.

This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. I have no income trying to get disability check need help with med

  2. I have been withdrawalfor days

  3. Cannot find the “Here to help” after clicking?? Has it changed?

    1. The Here To Help program seems to have been quietly discontinued recently. Fortunately, generics have come down in price and there is now a very affordable generic buprenorphine/naloxone film, equivalent to the Suboxone strips.The ZubSolv patient assistance program is still around, though there may be a limitation of what pharmacy you can use now to have your meds delivered. As far as I know, the free 30 tablet vouchers for ZubSolv are still available.

      1. hello my name is cynthia meade and i have a very bad opoid addiction and its getting out of control iam a low income mom and dont no how to get on soboxone…

      2. How do I apply for this?? I have no income, no driver’s license to apply for a job.I have been on suboxone for a year and a half. But I have no doctor,,or money now.I was a heavy opiate user for many, many years. Suboxone saved my life.,because I didn’t have cravings for opiates anymore. I have been successful at keeping jobs for extensive amounts of time,,and my appearance had improved a great deal aswell.Please help someone who is trying desperately to help themselves.Thank you,,!

        1. After the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 was signed last year, we expected to see an unprecedented increase in the number of funded MAT programs. There are currently a handful of such programs around the country where patients can get Suboxone, doctor visits and counseling for free. If you look through the comments on this page, you will see that I have posted links to other articles that list a few of these programs. I am aware of programs in Florida, Mississippi and Connecticut. With some research, possibly using the Needy Meds link listed in another comment on this page, you may find one in your area. At the end of 2018, I interviewed a Washington D.C. lobbyist about the new law that was supposed to provide billions of dollars in funding to Suboxone programs. You can download that interview here: https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/16140068/bobcoates_final.mp3. You may be interested in contacting Mr. Coates about what programs are available since he is very much involved in consulting with individual doctors and clinics to help them get compliant and apply for grants under this new law. Another excellent podcast episode which was just released contains an interview with Jamelia Hand MHS CADC CODP, who is the CEO of Vantage Clinical Consulting LLC. We discuss medication assisted treatment and how to get more doctors involved. That episode can be downloaded here: https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/18376161/jameliahand_final.mp3. Since the funded programs that I am aware of are started in hospital ERs, it may be worth calling the hospital emergency departments in your area to ask if they provide medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction. You may want to just call it “Suboxone Treatment” to put in terms that the person who answers the phone will more clearly understand. It may be best to start with hospitals that already have government funding, such as community, city, county or state hospitals. For example, where I live, JFK Medical Center in Palm Beach County is a community hospital that has a funded MAT program. The Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, FL is in Broward County, Florida and also a program. These two separate funded free Suboxone programs that provide complete care are both here in South Florida and are probably less than an hour’s drive from each other. I believe that with some research, we can identify many more such programs around the country. I would greatly appreciate it if people who do find these programs let me know about them so I can share the information. On my other website for my podcast, https://therehab.com, I have a map of the United States of America where each state can be clicked to go to a page for that state. My intention is to fill these pages with information about free Suboxone programs. So far, I have only been able to list a few. Needy Meds is way ahead of me on this and has created a database of at least 1000 addiction treatment programs that are either free, affordable or sliding scale. Unfortunately, the last time I looked, they do not include information on which programs provide MAT. However, a few phone calls to local programs found using their tool would reveal which of these programs do provide free Suboxone treatment.

  4. MY DOCTOR HAS MOVED AND HE WAS A DOCTOR WHO DIDNT TAKE INSURANCE, SO I AM HOPING TO FIND A NEW PROVIDER HERE,

  5. The VA put me on oxycontin and percoset for 4 yrs then suddenly stopped them. impossible to take off work to go to rehab for withdraw.Had to buy them on street.4 yrs later quit my $55.000 job. Went to VA for 3 months, was put on suboxone,it worked. Accidently found out it took my severe restless leg syndrome away immediately.Trying to help my wife I gave her some of my sub’s came up short on first pee test. Bought them on street for 9 yrs.Now, losing my only supplier. Will be going thru sub withdraw and RLS which is severe, leg moves every 4 seconds till first light. I have no idea how I’m going to deal with this. Cut back from 8mgs to 4 a month ago.
    If it weren’t for having RLS I would quit suboxone asap.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    1. Have you tried the drug Requip. I’m sure you have. However if you haven’t it’s a drug that’s been generic for a while now and it was specifically marketed for RLS. On another note Suboxone is generic now so if you go to GoodRx.Com you can get get cheap strips or tabs. Good luck my friend.

      1. I need help

  6. I dont have any insurance I’m a addicted to heroin for 25 year I need help real Bad

  7. You need to go to your nearest error and get off her ion before it takes your life. There are so many clinics and hospitals available to help treat her ion addicts,I’m a nurse plz get yourself help, call 911 now.

  8. Never share your prescription meds with anyone god forbid they have a reaction. You can go to a suboxone dr. He will gladly help you, you gotta be serious and help yourself first.

    1. Hello I have been in a treatment program for 3yrs now being prescribed suboxone film till I just lost my job. I have chronic lower back PAIN and barely had the money to get my last 7 doses from pharmacy.. I can’t find a job if I dont have my suboxone/generic films. I cant come up with 180.00 bucks for dr. visit. Please Help me.. I dont wanna fall backwards. Any advice?? Please.. Hometown is Bessemer Alabama. Thank you.

  9. Mindy go to social services they will help you obtain medication.

  10. As an R.N. my heart goes out to addicts every addict I ever met, after getting clean were some of the kindness people. I strongly believe if a drug addicted person gets excellent psychotherapy along with medications like suboxone and gets in touch with there feelings and core root emotional issues you’d be surprised I’ve seen many ppl in recovery suceed.

  11. Paul go to social services they will help you get your needed medications. I have referred many patients to ss.

    1. Lynne,

      I appreciate your comments. I apologize for not getting them approved and posted sooner. Social services sounds like a great option for Suboxone treatment. Additionally, I have written about various free programs in some areas of the country. Hopefully, there will be more of these in the future and I would greatly appreciate anyone who is aware of a specific free program to post information here. Here are some links:

      Here is an article on my blog website about some programs.: https://therehab.com/free-suboxone/
      This article is posted on this site and gives links and phone numbers for a local Hollywood, FL free program.: https://drleeds.com/how-to-get-suboxone-for-free/
      In this YouTube video, I demonstrate a new tool that Needy Meds is working on to provide information on free addiction treatment programs around the US. Be careful when using it that it doesn’t send you over to the regular Needy Meds site where results for addiction programs will not come up exclusively.: https://youtu.be/6gcLLnjdWns
      Here is the link to the Needy Meds addiction treatment program finder to save time so you don’t have to see what I type in the video. Remember, this is a beta program and will be improved in the future.: https://www.needymeds.org/substance-addiction

  12. I have been on suboxone strips for years. I am subscribed Suboxone because they work better for all of my pain then pain pills did. All the suboxone doctors in my area charge $250 cash a month or around to write a prescription. They do not accept insurance.This is the first month I have been given a generic drug and I am so afraid that they won’t work as well as the real stuff. Thank God I have medical insurance that pays for my meds because withdrawals are no fun. I don’t know what I would do without my retirement income.

    1. Fortunately, the generics for the Suboxone film seem to be just as good as the brand. I have seen many patients switch from Suboxone SL Films to one of the generic films and they mostly report back that, while there are minor differences, such as taste, they generally work just as well. When patients bring in remaining medication, I have seen the foil packaging for two different generics. Overwhelmingly, the Mylan brand is the most common. Some have been given the Dr. Reddy brand. Patients so far report that both are just as good as the Suboxone brand.

      I would recommend that patients should not be concerned about the new generics for the Suboxone film.

  13. I grew up with my father, a blues musician in mostly rural tx. My mother was/is a nudist hippie aristocrat party animal. I moved to the city at 19, answered a classified foray bassist, got the part, and played in a ska band while I got used to heroin taking over. Eventually I got locked up and got clean. Years later I wake up from a week long coma, having 5 thoracic vertebra with multiple fractures, clavical fracture, cerebral hematoma, and multiple brain contusions after falling 3-4 stories.
    I was in bad shape, but I screamed at the medical staff, demanding that they not give me any opiates. I argued until a nurse convinced me that they had to give me something. Morphine Iv. First use in 7 yrs or so.
    I eventually got scabies or lobsters(crabs×♾) while shooting spoonfuls of heroin, cocaine, and speed all at once about 8× a day. The bugs rode the needle deeper into my skin than they otherwise would have ever gotten. I broke down screaming literal bloody madness hours after the hot water ran out in the unhappy place that had me.
    Thanks to suboxone, I have been able to survive what should have killed me, and surley would have killed any anti-biotic dependent self aggrandizing affluent of our happy species. There was no way I would be alive without it

    1. Damn, that is some mighty fine writing, my brother! Drop me a note. I’d love to do an interview. Peace, HJ

  14. i’ve been on Suboxen for 3 years now and just lost my medicaid due to my son turning 18. My appt is coming up in 2 weeks and im stressing on how im gonna get my meds filled. PLEASE HELP # I NEED RESOURCES

  15. Cynthia, go to a recovery center that prescribes Suboxone and tell them your circumstances, most of the time they will work with you. If your in East Tennessee look up recovery associates of Moshiem, Johnson City. They’re good people. My prayers are with you.

  16. Well im trying to find funding in Knoxville Tenn. For suboxone treatment, I’ve stoped working due to a back injury from a car wreck. I had my spine shattered and a fusion from hip bone to spine..i was 19 almost 20 when a so called friend try evading the police and ran off a big embankment where he thought he was going into a Hayfield, at 1:30am..So im in alot of pain but refuse to get back on pain meds.. I’ve been on subs with gabapinten for 6 or 7 years and now I’m unable to work and fighting for ssi and struggling to get those meds I need that are so exspensive and important for me my pain and addiction..ive look everywhere for help but just round and round on the net , and I don’t read very well so it’s really frustrating ..i just want to give up..if I’m on my meds life normally not so bad…but now without and struggling it makes you want to give up..but I’ve been doing so good and not got into any trouble or wanted to in my life..but now have all this worry and sickness makes me not care and will to do something that will hurt alot of people that care and love me but we are not from money and they can’t help pay nigther..so here I am again down to my last day worth of meds and allready I’m starting to get so depressed and hopeless …i just wish I could get help paying for my doctor visits and meds, and that would take all that off me so I could focuse on life and not give up..but I don’t think there is one place to go that cost nothing to someone how is willing to change their life and do good…its all tv talk to look like someone cares..but people die and people want to die because they want help and can’t get it do to MONEY… Why is that..if you ask for help and want help you can’t get it because your not rich enough or have good inc.. Come on. This is America and people have the extra money to help someone like me and could watch the life changing affects they could play a part in if they really cared.. Just think..find a person find the treatment and be part of their story and see the life changing things you could do with a little extra cash laying around…i know sounds good on paper..lol I’m only wishing..but anyways..im sick im depressed and need help ..so any advice please reply back.. Dustinlloyd80@gmail.com .. And no I’m not a scale of any kind..just need help..thank you

    1. I asked around about programs available in Knoxville, Tennessee, and was told that the Helen Ross McNab Center may be worth looking into. https://www.mcnabbcenter.org/location/centerpointe.

      Please let me know if this is a good resource so it can be included in the next edition of our free ebook that visitors get when signing up for the email list.

  17. Trying to find grant or assistant with methadone clinics in tri county area south Florida. I know there are some grants going around I just don’t know where and how to apply! Do you know DOC! Help!

  18. My husband and I have been taking lifesaving Suboxone for years and were able to obtain or afford it only through Prescription Hope, but yesterday when going to fill PUR prescriptions found out the manufacturer no longer supports this program and as we’re both on Medicare coupons aren’t accepted. We also have terrible led, which Suboxone stopped. We can’t afford the medication any longer and are terrified. After my knee replacement last year I only took opiates for pain for 4 days because my rod or withdrawal from Suboxone was so bad. As soon as I took one, I was fine. What can we do? Is nothing for people on Medicare and low, but not low enough income available? Thanks you

  19. Sorry, it is rls restless leg syndrome for above comment/questions

  20. Need a dr. To prescribe subozone to my grand daughter. For management. She cannot tell her husband. Want to help her.

  21. I have no income and was on the here to help program, however it’s no longer available and for some reason Medicaid is having issues because I applied for Medicaid a year ago around the same time as here to help. Whoever answered first I was taking. Here to help answered and I was not allowed to have Medicaid so when they finally sent papers I didn’t respond. Anyway I reapplied in September and now the application from last year is giving the caseworkers issues. I don’t understand this as I was just approved again for EBT. I live in the Chicago area , what can I do. Please any help would be appreciated, suboxone has saved my life.

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