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 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.
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:
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!
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:
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:
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.
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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