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About Suboxone Medication

Suboxone Medication

What is Suboxone? What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a brand name used for prescription medications that are prescribed to those who are addicted to illegal or prescription opioids. It has the ingredients buprenorphine as well as naloxone. Buprenorphine (a partial opioid agonist) blocks the opiate receptors and reduces an individual’s desire to use them. Naloxone is the second ingredient that reverses opioid addiction. Together these drugs prevent withdrawal symptoms from an opioid addiction.

Suboxone has been the most preferred opioid addiction treatment. It is more popular than methadone, which can make it addictive.

Suboxone, unlike other opioid replacement medication that requires a prescription from an specialized treatment centre, can be prescribed by your physician. Suboxone can be used for both initial treatment and ongoing treatment. Your doctor can help you create a customized treatment plan.

Although it may help with withdrawal symptoms caused by quitting opioids use, it is important to have a complete treatment program. Counseling and therapy are two options that can help you address the root causes of your opioid addiction and to find new ways to deal with stress and pain.

Suboxone is used in the following:

Suboxone may possibly be prescribed by your doctor for short-acting painkillers such as heroin and prescription opioids. Long-acting opioids are not typically recommended. People prefer to use buprenorphine-only medications.

The withdrawal phase of Suboxone is the most dangerous and uncomfortable. Suboxone is used to relieve and even eliminate withdrawal symptoms. You will transition from the withdrawal phase into the maintenance phase under the guidance of your doctor. After treatment is completed, your doctor might reduce the dose until you are no longer required.

How can Suboxone be used to treat addiction?

Suboxone can also be used in different stages of treatment. This medication is an effective long-term option for treating opioid addiction. Suboxone can be included in a comprehensive treatment plan that eliminates the need for opioid cravings.

Because it is a depressant it slows you down, not like a stimulant. People who take the medication could experience:

  • Pain relief
  • Calmness, overall well-being
  • You feel less worried and have lower stress levels.
  • Relaxation 

 

How is Suboxone administered

Suboxone prescriptions can only by written by a doctor. You must follow all instructions given by your doctor during each dose. Suboxone Film can be used for medication or it can be taken as a tablet.

As you age, your doctor may adjust the dosage to get you off of medication altogether.

You will get the most out of Suboxone when you use it in conjunction with a comprehensive recovery plan.

Suboxone can’t be used alone to treat your addiction. You should instead use Suboxone in conjunction with a comprehensive treatment program that might include outpatient or inpatient treatment, support groups, counseling and therapy. To schedule an appointment, get in touch with us now!

Side effects of Suboxone as per

It is important to understand that Suboxone may cause dependence, even though it can be used to control opiate abuse. These are the people most at risk of developing a dependence on the medication:

    • People who have a history of abusing narcotics.
    • Side effects can be dangerous for those who are unaware
    • Heroin addicts looking to avoid withdrawal

Talking to your doctor about stopping medication should be done before you do. Stopping treatment right away can have adverse effects that could lead to withdrawal symptoms, such as:

    • Irritation, Joint and muscle pains, Dilated pupils. Insomnia. Feeling jittery. Diarrhea.

You should consult your healthcare provider if there are any side effects of Suboxone. Suboxone can cause some of these symptoms:

    • Flu-like symptoms: Headache, Vomiting, Sweating. Stomach pain.

Suboxone is available where?

An approved prescribing physician must issue a prescription. This medication should only be used for the prescribed purpose. You will need to check in with your doctor frequently about the status and treatment.

Program for Medication-Assisted Treatment

For adults with addiction, Suboxone Clinics and methadone clinics are a great place for them to begin. OpenARMMS provides opioid addiction medication treatment. OpenARMMS is the premier provider of addiction treatment services. Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment with us!

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Suboxone Doctors
Edward Russell
Edward Russell
13:30 02 Oct 20
When i first came to this program I thought the standards were to strict, but I have learned that this program was... giving me tool',s that will aid me in becoming more proficient in my career. My counselor Esther and the staff has continued to invest in the lives of individuals that comes through this program. Sometimes their job seems thankless because addicts are often confused about being helped and being hindered. But I would like to say that I thank God for them, and I pray that they know that they appreciated.read more
Darcee Anthony
Darcee Anthony
14:56 01 Oct 18
I owe my life to this clinic and those who work there. They gave me boundaries when I needed them, and gave me... freedoms when that was what I needed to grow. The Women's Group that met weekly gave me a real sense of belonging as well as new friends. The Clinical Manager is the best Therapist I've ever worked with. The receptionist is kind and caring. The Nursing Staff all worked hard to help us in any way they could. I've been gone from Open Armms about three years now and I've remained sober (with a very small dose of Methadone to treat cancer and other medical conditions, taken daily). Living sober just keeps getting better and better every day. Although I have a very aggressive form of cancer, I've not had a need for more narcotics! Wish I was still there. They were my family!❤️read more
Indrid Cold
Indrid Cold
13:34 22 Feb 17
You should never judge a drug addict. Pray for them. Be there when they need you. Placing bad reviews and calling up... the place trying to get your loved one in trouble so they won't have anywhere else to go but the streets isn't the right way. I love my boyfriend very much and know he is suffering. Thank you Open Armms for not giving up.read more
Robert Lawson
Robert Lawson
19:30 22 Aug 16
Great clinic. Great counsellors and nursing staff. I don't know what the hell the top comment from that lady Shannon is... ranting about it isn't their job to get anyone clean that responsibility falls on you and you alone. If he's saving pee that's his own dishonest behavior and well first thing you have to do to get clean is get honest (with yourself) so don't blame them they will always be there to assist when he is ready if he's ready. On the flip side if he's using it just to get well in the morning then it's working exactly the way he is looking for it to. None of this is my business of course but it's co dependent people like that who are extremely harmful to any addicts recovery (blame everyone but the person who did this to themselves).read more
Shannon Bellflower
Shannon Bellflower
01:09 17 Dec 15
This place is terrible. If you're genuinely looking to get sober and completely off drugs this is not the place for... you. My brother has a terrible addiction to pills. He's been going to this clinic for 5+ years and they have not made any effort to completely get him off of the methadone. I don't think any place designed to get you off of drugs should be allowed to give you methadone for longer than a year let alone 5. People in his groups told him that if he drinks red bull with the liquid methadone they give him it prolongs the effects and gives you more of a high from it. So guess what he's started drinking every day? The people at the methadone clinic are either to dumb to catch on or they know and they enable it. All this place is is a legal drug dealer. This place should be shut down! They don't help my brother at all. They legally provide him with drugs that, whether they want to acknowledge or not, he gets high with. They have no plan to get him off of the drugs, they would prefer to keep getting the money he gives them every day. They have no plans to help him become an actual functioning member of society like GOOD, REPUTABLE rehabs do, they want him to stay on the methadone. They can piss test him all they want. He pees clean a certain time of the month, saves that pee and uses that when they test him, and they still haven't caught on! Don't go here!read more
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