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Stabilisation & Maintenance prescription

Patients often find it difficult to stop using heroin or other opioids on their own. Opioid substitution treatments (OST) like Buprenorphine, Buvidal are highly effective treatments. 

After an initial telephone triage, there will be a comprehensive assessment in the clinic where we discuss different options of treatment and a private prescription can be issued.

Buvidal - Available at Jacobs Clinic in Manchester


Buprenorphine prolonged-release injection (Buvidal) can be administered under the skin once a month which takes away the need to take tablets daily and also prevents the misuse of opioids by missing oral tablet doses on the days patients misuse opioids. 

Benefits of Opioid substitution treatment (OST)

  • Prevents opiate withdrawals

  • Reduces accidental overdoses

  • Reduces risk of contracting and transmitting infections like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.  

  • Improves physical, mental and social well being. 

  • Treatment will be managed and led by specialist doctors and therapists.

  • Private, confidential and discreet.

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