It’s time we talk about Suboxone abuse!
Suboxone is an opioid Buprenorphine and naloxone medication that is prescribed to those suffering from opioid and opiate addiction. The medication has proven effective with reducing opioid addiction as it often blocks the desired effects of opioids such as pain relief and euphoria. Suboxone has helped several patients break their dependency on opiates and opioid derivatives altogether (heroin, morphine and codeine) but in doing so, it has created another problem – the problem of dependence and addiction on it as a substance.
There is a dark side to the use of Suboxone as an opioid analgesic. Suboxone addiction has become a real problem for the opiate addicts who are looking to repair their lives. The medication that is supposed to provide healing often times becomes the new addiction.
Addiction to Suboxone is real and the epidemic is growing.
Suboxone is a combination of two different drugs: buprenorphine (a partial opioid agonist) and naloxone (a pure opioid antagonist). Buprenorphine acts by delivering much reduced opioid doses to a patient who is addicted to a stronger opioid. It provides a way for the client to be gradually weaned off their pre-existing addiction, while minimizing the opioid withdrawal symptoms that would come from the process. Naloxone on the hand blocks off the desired effects of opiate use such as pain relief and euphoria.
WE CAN HELP AT 2ndArc
Patients suffering from Suboxone addiction can find treatment with us at 2ndArc, we have seen it all, all forms of addiction and the various phases on the road to healing. We can really help at 2ndArc and would be glad if you just make that move to reach out.
Suboxone addiction treatment procedure is in phases. The first phase involves medical detox while the subsequent phases include therapy and aftercare support.
Our facility is open, welcoming and conducive. You don’t have to go through this alone… we are waiting to hear from you.