First Probuphine Implant in Denver

ARCH Detox has successfully implanted its first probuphine implant in a patient with opiate use disorder. It is the first such procedure done in Denver. Probuphine implants contain buprenorphine which is used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs. The implant is inserted into the skin of the upper arm and remains in place for 6 months, at which time it needs to be replaced. Probuphine implants have an advantage over traditional medical treatment of opiate use disorders in that the implant is in place for six months during which time there is no need to take an oral medication. The implant offers better compliance with the treatment program and less risk of lost, stolen or mis-used oral medication.