Dr. Samer Kuzbari is a pediatrician and the Director of the Suboxone clinic in Fairmont, West Virginia. This clinic has received many awards for quality patient…
Dr. Samer Kuzbari is a pediatrician and the Director of the Suboxone clinic in Fairmont, West Virginia. This clinic has received many awards for quality patient care and outstanding contributions to the community. There are three pediatric opioid addiction treatment centers located in the area. The facilities include: Bracken Cave Elementary School, Bracken Cave Middle School, and Comfort House. Each one offers a wide variety of programs designed to meet the needs of young people with substance abuse problems.
One of the primary purposes of the Suboxone clinics is to educate families and individuals about the risks and dangers of opioids. The program educates parents about the physical dependency associated with addiction, the mental anguish as well as the emotional trauma children may experience. The program also discusses how these children can receive treatment both outside of the facilities and inside the facilities. The primary message that is presented to parents is that children must take responsibility for their drug abuse and be held responsible for their decisions.
The goals of the program are three fold. First, the professionals at the Suboxone clinics want to educate parents and youth about the realities and dangers of addiction. Secondly, they want to help the children and youth overcome their dependency on these substances and return to living a normal and productive life. Finally, they want to ensure that when the medications are taken the children will be weaned from them. While many doctors, educators, and other professionals have criticized the treatment of addicted children, including those that participate in the Suboxone clinics, Dr. Kuzbari contends that the program works and he has personally witnessed its success.