WHAT IS SUBOXONE?
What Is Suboxone Treatment?
Medications such as Suboxone can be administered to suppress withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings while going through drug detox treatment. So what is Suboxone and what is it used for? Suboxone is a prescription medication that contains a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Buprenorphine is a chemical medication and Naloxone blocks the receptors. This is another way of saying that it sits in the opiate receptors and blocks them to prevent withdrawals. Suboxone, alongside drug addiction counseling and psychosocial support can help you or a loved one overcome and manage opioid dependence.
When Is Suboxone Treatment Necessary?
Have you or someone you care about had three or more of the following experiences in the last 12 months? If so, you or your loved one may be dependent on opioids and needing help from a Suboxone treatment facility.
- Having to increase your drug dosage to reach the same effect.
- Experiencing withdraw symptoms when not using.
- Persistently trying to stop using, unsuccessfully.
- Spending a lot of time and money obtaining drugs.
- Prioritizing drugs over family, friends and work.
- Associating yourself more with other users and less with those who don’t use.
- Continuing to use despite negative consequences.
- Manipulating and deceiving in order to feed the habit.
Opioid dependence is a complex and devastating condition, but it can be treated effectively with a medication-assisted treatment plan (such as Suboxone,) combined with counseling and support. Therefore, we understand the process of recovery from opioid addiction can be a long and painful one. By developing an individualized plan of care for each patient, we help aid the patient into sobriety.
As clinicians, we make the process as easy as possible by providing both medical support to minimize withdrawals and its symptoms and psychological support that can increase the likelihood of the treatment success.