Suboxone Addiction Treatment
Suboxone Addiction Treatment
Suboxone is the name brand for the prescription medicine used to treat opioid addiction. There are two ingredients in this drug – naloxone and opioid buprenorphine. When buprenorphine/naloxone combine, it helps to lessen cravings for opioids such as oxycodone, fentanyl, codeine, and heroin.
How Do People Develop Opioid Use Disorder?
Opioid dependence can happen quickly. In most cases, it starts with patients being prescribed opioids for a legitimate medical need, usually in the form of chronic or severe pain.
Because opioid cravings can be so intense, providers often use suboxone to help ease unpleasant opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Due to the euphoric effects of opioids, they are highly addictive.
The most significant risk of opioid addiction is the chance of overdose. Symptoms of opioid overdose include:
- Slowed breathing
- Respiratory depression
For those who are receiving treatment for opioid addictions, suboxone can be used to manage their withdrawal symptoms during the detox process. Some patients will continue to use this medication to handle cravings for opioids and to manage longer-term withdrawal symptoms while they are attending an addiction treatment program.
The problem is after realizing how well it works to block opioid cravings and lessen withdrawal symptoms some people start abusing suboxone. It is a schedule II controlled substance in the US. This means it does have medical value, but also has a moderate addiction risk, too.
Where Does Suboxone Fit Into An Addiction Treatment Plan?
For those receiving treatment for opioid addictions, suboxone can be part of the medication-assisted treatment used to manage their withdrawal symptoms during the detox process.
Some patients will continue to use this medication to handle cravings for opioids and manage longer-term withdrawal symptoms while attending an addiction treatment program.
Do you or someone you know have an addiction to suboxone? If so, you are not alone. Even though this drug is used to fight other addictions, with its own addiction risk, it is still possible to become addicted to it, as well. Luckily, there are treatment programs that can help you to overcome a suboxone addiction. Here at Better Tomorrow, we have helped many people to work through their suboxone addiction. Our doctors and other medical staff would like to help you do this, too.
If you haven’t already gotten into suboxone addiction treatment programs, reach out to our team to get started today.
How Suboxone Works
The buprenorphine in suboxone is a partial opioid agonist. This means it works by tightly binding to the opioid receptors in the brain as other opiates, such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone.
By doing so, it blunts intoxication side effects with these other drugs, prevents cravings, and allows many people to transition from a life of addiction to normalcy and safety.
The naloxone, or opioid antagonist, component of suboxone introduces a ceiling effect. So that those who are abusing it cannot easily overdose on suboxone alone. It would need to be combined with another drug.
When people abuse suboxone, they are most likely using it with other sedatives, such as benzodiazepines, which significantly increases the risk of overdose.
The slow release of the sublingual suboxone dose also helps prevent misuse. This is why many people will try to combine suboxone with other substances.
Why Choose Us
Suboxone can be a useful medication. However, those who are using it should do so responsibly since there is a risk of addiction when taking it. If someone takes large doses or takes the drug too often, they could overdose on it. If you haven’t gone this far yet, but you can feel yourself becoming dependent upon or addicted to this drug, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today.
Here at Better Tomorrow, we can help you to overcome suboxone addiction. Our team is friendly, compassionate, caring and kind. They work hard every day to ensure that all our patients are as comfortable as possible in our treatment center and throughout the withdrawal process. In addition, our team has a great reputation for working on individualized treatment plans with our clients. This means that we treat your case uniquely because we know that your history and situation isn’t exactly like someone else’s even if you share the same type of addiction.
Are you ready to enroll in a Better Tomorrow suboxone addiction treatment program? Get a hold of us today to start working on your recovery.
What To Expect
Do you have an addiction to suboxone? If so, you may be wondering what you can expect if you did decide to attend an addiction rehab program. The answer isn’t the same for everyone. However, there are some general guidelines that are followed when a person decides to go into a rehab treatment program. Some of the things that you can expect when signing up for a suboxone addiction treatment here at Better Tomorrow include:
- Filling out paperwork and assessments
- Answering questions about your history, your family, and yourself
- Telling us personal information about your addiction
- Talking with us about various treatment options
- Setting up a treatment plan that will work best for you
- Getting you enrolled in a treatment plan with a start date
In the first 45 days of treatment, you will stick to your treatment schedule. This could include a range of services such as personal counseling, group therapy, 12-step facilitation therapy, yoga, meditation and more.
In days 45 to 90, you will work alongside our staff members to create your long-term recovery plan and develop a discharge/aftercare plan, as well.
While we do have some patients that graduate the prescription drug addiction treatment program at the 90-day mark, others do need more time in our treatment programs. We work with each person individually to create a treatment plan that fits their recovery needs.
We know that everyone’s recovery journey is unique. Getting clean from prescription drugs allows you to free yourself from the drugs you were using. It won’t happen overnight, but it is still possible for you to finally overcome the addiction you have to prescription drugs. Our team is here cheering for you and we will be here for you when you are ready. Contact us to get the support you need to start overcoming the addiction.
Do I Need This? Can I Afford This?
When prescription drug addictions go unaddressed, they can negatively affect every area of a person’s life. It can affect their social, emotional, physical and mental health. However, you don’t have to let the addiction keep stealing your happiness, joy and fun in life. Here at Better Tomorrow, we can help you to regain control over your life. We can help you to fight off the addiction to prescription drugs.
Whether you are having financial, physical, emotional or mental issues as a result of your addiction, our team is here to help you every step of the way. You may not think you need addiction rehab services, but ultimately the more support you can get in your recovery, the better you can do.
In regard to whether you can afford prescription drug addiction treatment, there are numerous options to help you pay for these services. Some of the options include borrowing money from friends and loved ones, getting a loan that you can pay back after treatment, using savings, insurance plans, payment plans and more.
Are you ready to start overcoming your addiction to prescription drugs? No matter which drugs you are taking, our Better Tomorrow team is here to help. Get into a West Palm Beach prescription drug addiction treatment program today by contacting our rehab center team.
Suboxone Addiction Treatment Options
Substance use disorders are difficult to treat. Whether it’s an opioid use disorder or a suboxone use disorder, a formal treatment program can help.
Some essential parts of outpatient and inpatient programs include:
- Behavioral therapy
- Group and individual therapy
- Medication assistance
The level of healthcare needed will depend on the severity of your substance abuse. Talk to someone on our team to learn what level of care is right for you.