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Suboxone Treatment

A Popular and Effective Opioid Treatment Drug

Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, a drug used to reverse the effects of potentially fatal opioid overdose. The drug has proven enormously effective in the treatment of opioid addiction; but it has also proven to be highly addictive. Suboxone comes in either a tablet or dissolving film and is among the first drugs approved for regular physician dispensation under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000. Since its approval, the drug has exploded in popularity. In 2013 alone, over nine million prescriptions were filled for Suboxone and other buprenorphine-based medications. Recovery Unplugged Texas provides comprehensive professional Suboxone treatment.

Side Effects of Suboxone

Like all other opiate drugs, there is a very real potential for addiction if Suboxone is misused. It’s unfortunately common for Suboxone users to intentionally misuse or even sell their medications to finance their other opiate addictions. After an extended period of time abusing Suboxone, users will invariably experience some level of withdrawal.

Some of the dangers of Suboxone withdrawal include:

  • Fever and Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures and Convulsions
  • Fatigue and Soreness
  • Disorientation and Confusion
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Sweating and Dry-Mouth
  • Intense Cravings

If you are currently taking Suboxone and experiencing these symptoms, it’s imperative that you speak with your doctor and adjust your dosage accordingly.

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Clinical Benefits of Suboxone

Suboxone contains buprenorphine which is an opioid antagonist meant to produce the same effects as other opiates, though less severe, in an effort to diminish cravings and withdrawal. Suboxone essentially recreates a less intense opioid high while relieving the lingering pain of withdrawal for a period of approximately 24 hours. Some studies have revealed a long-term abstinence rate of 40-60 percent for patients that have gone through Suboxone treatment. Given the incredibly high relapse rate of opioid dependence, these are welcome numbers for the addiction treatment community. Suboxone treatment is not a substitute for traditional care and should be administered as part of a comprehensive care program.

Long-Term Dangers of Suboxone

Much like prescription opioids, Suboxone has proven to be something of a double-edged sword. If you or a loved one has fallen into Suboxone abuse, recovery is possible. The first step in the treatment process is a comprehensive course of Suboxone detox. This process involves ridding the body of suboxone-related chemicals that have built up in the body and making sure they are medically stable for ongoing treatment.

Patients who become addicted to Suboxone are often addicted to another type of opioid as well. It’s critical that both addictions be addressed if patients are to sustain long-term recovery. Suboxone abuse is closely linked to that of other opiates and Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you get the treatment you need. We offer comprehensive, individualized rehab at the inpatient, partial care, intensive outpatient and regular outpatient levels.