Suboxone is a medication that must be prescribed by a physician and is known as a partial opioid agonist. You may also have heard this medication called Buprenex, Butrans, Probuphine, or Belbuca. Suboxone contains two active ingredients, buprenorphine, and naloxone which each serve different purposes. Overall, the two medications work together to combat drug cravings and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
The first ingredient, buprenorphine, is a partial opioid agonist that works to block the effects of other opioid drugs, like heroin, oxycodone, or fentanyl. So, if you try to get high on opioids while taking buprenorphine, it’s unlikely that you will feel any of the euphoric effects that you are seeking.
The second ingredient, naloxone, is used to reverse opioid overdoses and blocks the sedating effects of these drugs. This medication-assisted opioid replacement therapy is extremely useful to many individuals. In fact, Suboxone has been credited for helping thousands of people stay off of heroin and other prescription opioid medications for extended periods of time – and it can work for you, too.
People who are in need of opiate detox might begin taking Suboxone as soon as 12 hours after their last dose of opioids. The medication then prevents severe withdrawal symptoms, making detox a much easier and safer process. Then, depending on a patient’s needs, he or she may continue taking Suboxone as long as needed. People who experience intense cravings, have a history of relapse, or suffer from a severe opioid addiction may benefit from our Suboxone treatment program in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Whether you’re addicted to heroin and can’t stop on your own or have become dependent on a prescription painkiller, it may be time to try Suboxone treatment. When Suboxone is used in combination with evidence-based therapies and the rehab programs provided here at PAX Riverbend, it can help you begin living free from opioid addiction.
Not sure if Suboxone is right for you? We offer additional medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs to help meet the needs of as many people as possible. Call us today to see which one of our drug and alcohol rehab programs is right for you.
The length of time patients remain on Suboxone depends on their physician's opinion and their progress in treatment. Sometimes, Suboxone treatment is a lengthy process. Ultimately, the goal is to wean you off of the medication completely. However, some people stay on Suboxone for years after they get sober if it helps them stay away from dangerous and addictive opioids. But, don't worry - we'll monitor your progress, work with you, and tailor your medication to best fit your needs.
Yes! When used correctly under the close supervision of a doctor, Suboxone is a safe and effective treatment for opioid use disorder. Most people only experience minor side effects, if any, while taking this medication. In addition, we combine the use of medication with therapy, which further helps prevent Suboxone abuse.
Our mission is to help as many people as possible while saving lives in the process. If you're serious about getting sober and going to treatment, reach out to us. We accept patients both with and without insurance and would be happy to speak with you about your situation.
Many case studies have been conducted to determine the effectiveness of MAT programs. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), MAT programs improve patient survival, treatment retention, ability to gain employment, birth outcomes in opioid-addicted expecting mothers, and overall treatment success rates. When combined with therapy, this is one of the most effective approaches to treating opioid addiction.
Our drug rehab program in Jeffersonville, Indiana offers several different types of medication-assisted therapies. When you arrive at our facility, you will meet with your doctor who will help you find the right medication that works for you.
The amount of time you stay in our Suboxone treatment program depends on the unique treatment plan that you, your doctor, and your primary clinician agreed upon. Some patients stay at our facility for up to ninety days. The reason for this is that every patient is different, so every person's treatment plan is different. Some people require longer, more intensive care, while others only need short-term rehabilitation.