Suboxone: A Breakthrough in Opioid Addiction Treatment
Medical advancements of the past few decades have ushered in a handful of medications used as drug treatment therapies. While other disorders are sometimes treated with medication (such as alcoholism), opioid and opiate addictions are most often the ones treated with drugs such as Suboxone. Suboxone has become the most common medication used to treat painkiller and opiate addiction. This medication consists of a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone (the drug used to treat narcotic overdoses). Suboxone treatment is unique in the respect that it’s the first drug of its kind that can be prescribed by a general practice physician.
Other drug treatment medications, such as methadone, require a special trip to a designated clinic to get the medication. While its potential for healing opiate and opioid addiction is great, Suboxone carries a high risk of abuse because of its addictive properties. Therefore, Suboxone treatment must be closely monitored by the prescribing physician.
Ins and Outs of Suboxone Treatment
Due to its high affinity for abuse, the efficacy and safety of Suboxone treatment has not been firmly established. As such, the rules and regulations regarding the prescription and distribution of this treatment are stringent and subject to change. For example, physicians are limited as to how many patients they are allowed to prescribe Suboxone to at any given time.
Suboxone treatment is intended to help end an opioid addiction once and for all. Furthermore, it’s designed to help manage an opiate or painkiller addiction.
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Suboxone in Adjunct to Other Rehab Therapies to Quit Opioids
Dedication. Motivation. Commitment. It takes more than just a “magic pill” to overcome an opioid addiction. Suboxone treatment is designed to be part of an overall drug rehabilitation program, that also includes:
- Medical detox
- Group therapy
- Individual counseling
- Behavioral therapy
Is Suboxone Therapy Right for You?
Suboxone is considered a last resort treatment that is used only when all other measures to treat opioid addiction have failed. Your case is unique. The doctor that treats your opioid addiction will work with you to develop a regimen that fits your recovery needs. If you think Suboxone treatment might be right for you, contact us today at (888) 712-8480. Our professionals are ready to help assess your eligibility for Suboxone treatment and create your customized recovery plan.