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 one new 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 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.  For Suboxone has 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 income.

So, how can you apply for Here To Help?

First, you go to the website,  Look for the Here To Help program phone number.  Second, call the number and register for the program.  Third, you will be sent an application to fill out.  Also, you will need to have your doctor sign the application.

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, the generics are not cheap.  The 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 its 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.  

13 thoughts on “Free Suboxone, Free Subutex and Free Zubsolv – How to get free buprenorphine meds for opioid dependence”

    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.


  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.:
      This article is posted on this site and gives links and phone numbers for a local Hollywood, FL free program.:
      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.:
      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.:

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