Belbuca (Buprenorphine) Addiction Treatment And Rehab
Belbuca is a potent around-the-clock pain medication. The active ingredient in Belbuca is buprenorphine. Before the approval of Belbuca, buprenorphine was known primarily as a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid dependence and addiction. Buprenorphine can be used to help people who are dependent on opioids because it can stop withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. Despite the use of buprenorphine as a MAT, it can on its own be addictive, which is the case with several medications used in opioid addiction treatment. Regardless of whether someone uses Belbuca for pain and becomes addicted or it’s used as a MAT, treatment may be needed. Belbuca has milder effects than some other opioids, but it can still trigger a euphoric response that leads to the development of addiction. If someone requires treatment for Belbuca addiction symptoms, there are specific options available. First, most opioid treatment programs should start with a medical detox. Beyond that, there are choices, such as inpatient or outpatient rehab. There are more specific categories within those treatment options, such as intensive outpatient treatment or extended residential programs.
With opioids like Belbuca, a medical detox is often required as the first step of treatment. A detox program isn’t itself treatment, but it’s rather a necessary step for treatment to begin. During a Belbuca medical detox, the patient has constant medical supervision. This is important to prevent physical complications from withdrawal. Medical detox can also help patients be more comfortable, increasing the likelihood they’ll be able to move into addiction treatment successfully. During medical detox, medical providers can give certain medications and treatments to ease withdrawal symptoms. During this time patients can also be evaluated regarding physical and mental health, aside from just addiction. If someone goes to a standalone detox program, they will then be referred to an addiction treatment center in most cases. The better option for a lot of people is to choose a Belbuca medical detox that’s part of a comprehensive rehab so that they can stay within the same program.
Some of the things that can differentiate Belbuca rehabilitation programs from one another include location, duration of the program, therapy approach and whether care is inpatient or outpatient. Regardless of the distinctions between individual programs, some core concepts should remain consistent. Drug addiction treatment should help people stop their compulsive use of Belbuca, and any other substances they may be addicted to. Belbuca rehabilitation programs need to follow best practices for opioid addiction because this is a powerful drug class. Belbuca rehab programs should also consider the needs of the whole person while they’re in treatment. For example, along with therapies focused on addiction, there needs to be consideration of the physical, mental and social elements of the person’s life. Addiction is a complex disease affecting the brain, the body and the life of the person struggling with it, and this complexity should be thoroughly addressed during rehab.
Opioid addiction can be extremely difficult to recover from without the appropriate rehab care. Inpatient Belbuca rehab is often the optimal setting for people who struggle with this drug or other opioids. Inpatient rehab, also called residential treatment, offers supervision, structure and monitoring. An inpatient Belbuca rehab will usually include around-the-clock nursing staff, medication management for patients requiring it and a team of addiction and mental health professionals. Many people who struggle with Belbuca or other opioids do well in a structured and supervised environment, particularly in the initial days of their treatment. An inpatient Belbuca rehab can reduce the chances of an overdose. It also allows patients to leave the environment where they were using drugs and feel as if they have a fresh start. An inpatient rehab includes the support of not only the onsite staff but other patients. These programs tend to have supplemental therapies that are part of patient’s time there as well. A strong inpatient Belbuca rehab program will look not just at the patient’s addiction but who they are as a person. The goal of an inpatient Belbuca rehab is to help people not just stop using drugs but return to their families and their lives as contributing, productive individuals. Some elements of an inpatient Belbuca rehab may include:
- Medical supervision
- Diagnosis and treatment for co-occurring disorders
- Medication management
- Healthy meals that aid in recovery and improving overall health
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Alternative therapies like yoga or meditation
- Aftercare planning
- How long does the program last?
- Where is the program located—would it be better for the person struggling with addiction to leave their current environment?
- What kinds of therapies are used? Is there a combination of approaches?
- Can the program provide dual diagnosis treatment?
- Is the treatment center appropriately credentialed?
- Has the person previously tried other treatment options?
- What is the admissions process like?
- How much will treatment cost, and what can be covered by things like insurance?
- Are the treatment facility and its staff suitable for opioid addiction in particular?
The Recovery Village offers a wide variety of programs, and we work to find the right format for each patient. Within those programs, we tailored individualized programs that address the specific needs of each person. Contact us to learn more.
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