Suboxone Rehab and Addiction Treatment
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Suboxone is a highly addictive prescription medicine that is most often used to treat addictions to opioids or narcotic pain relievers. Some doctors prescribe the drug as a pain relief medication, and it should only be taken as prescribed or as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that also includes counseling.
Suboxone is a commonly prescribed medication due to the opioid crisis in the United States. In 2016, around 2.1 million people reported that they either misused or were dependent on opioids, such as heroin, or prescription painkillers. However, Suboxone is often misused in the same way opioids are because they act in a similar way with the brain.
Suboxone contains two active ingredients, buprenorphine and naloxone. The former ingredient is the primary active ingredient and is considered a partial agonist, which means it can attach to the same brain receptors as other opioids and reduce their effects by blocking them from those receptors. The latter ingredient helps prevent the misuse of Suboxone by causing withdrawal signs and symptoms upon taking the drug. While the high experienced from opioids does not translate to Suboxone, the brain still believes it’s an opioid and reacts in a similar manner. This is why many doctors prescribe the drug to treat for opioid addiction as it is used to mitigate withdrawal symptoms.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Suboxone in 2002 for the sole purpose of treating opioid addiction. First sold under the name Subutex, a generic version of the drug was available by 2009. Since its release, Suboxone has been released to the public under multiple brand names:
- Suboxone Film
Suboxone might be legal with a prescription and might be used for opioid addiction treatment, but it’s still a harmful substance if misused and it can ruin someone’s life. If you or a loved one struggle with an addiction to Suboxone, either with or without a prescription, help is available. The Recovery Village has treatment centers located throughout the country and can provide assistance for those suffering from Suboxone addiction.
- Respiratory depression
- Watery eyes
- Slurred speech
- Memory issues
- Body aches
- Concentration problems
- Depression or mood swings
- Fear of going crazy
- Insomnia or sleepiness
- Mental health issues such as anxiety, panic attacks or personality disorders
- Eating disorders
- Addiction to other harmful substances
- One-on-one counseling
- Medication management for lingering withdrawal symptoms, cravings or co-occurring disorders
- Group and family therapy sessions
- Nutritional coaching
- Recreational therapy
- Sober living housing, if needed
- Less commitment: On average, this stage requires less time and money.
- Greater privacy: Clients will not have to disclose to their employers or friends that they are receiving treatment.
- Greater autonomy: Clients hold themselves accountable to continue their recovery but can seek medical support when needed.
- Collective support: Individual counseling, along with group and family therapy options, help clients build a network of supporters and remain strong during rehabilitation.
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