The answer is a simple one: It’s used to help cure those suffering from addictions; though the reality of how that works may confuse some people. For patients who are dependent on narcotics, such as heroin or opioid pain medications, Suboxone therapy may be an effective treatment when combined with other programs such as cognitive behavioral therapy and lifestyle changes.
There are many misconceptions about Suboxone, and many concerns as well. It’s true that Suboxone does present some dangers, and that it is not advisable to undertake this type of treatment without the oversight of qualified Suboxone treatment professionals. At our center for residential drug treatment, Florida residents and those seeking treatment in the state may be able to benefit from Suboxone therapy in a controlled environment and under the close supervision of trained professionals. To understand why that may be necessary, it’s important to understand a little bit more about what Suboxone is and why it can be helpful for assisting patients as they try to overcome their drug addictions.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a prescription medication that is composed of two other drugs: buprenorphine, a drug classified as an opioid partial agonist that helps mitigate symptoms of opioid withdrawal, and naloxone, a drug classified as an opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of opioids. You may be familiar with naloxone as a drug administered to those who are experiencing an overdose.
Breaking down the separate parts of Suboxone should make it a bit more clear why it can be beneficial. By concurrently reducing both the effects of narcotics and the extremely uncomfortable symptoms of narcotic withdrawal, Suboxone helps stabilize individuals so that they may have an easier time embarking on the journey to recovery. The goal with Suboxone maintenance is always complete detox from all drugs and narcotics, including the Suboxone itself.
Of course, no drugs are without side effects, and Suboxone does present some concerns to keep in mind. Most notably, slowed down or inhibited breathing, lightheadedness and/or dizziness, and fainting. Side effects can be worse if Suboxone is combined with the use of other medications, and it is not recommended for use while pregnant. The drug can also be habit forming itself, which is why it is so critical that individuals only receive Suboxone treatment under the care and supervision of trained professionals.
Suboxone Treatment in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut
For those seeking out Suboxone treatment in Florida, our state of the art treatment facility in Palm Beach County offers both comprehensive rehabilitation services and controlled Suboxone treatment and maintenance. At our facilities, those who receive Suboxone treatment do so concurrently with other treatment programs. These include cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy, as well as holistic programming such as art therapy and music therapy, yoga, culinary therapy, equine therapy, and more. We provide individualized treatment programs that are designed to address an individual’s unique needs and long term goals. For anyone who may benefit from Suboxone, our staff will work together as a team to ensure treatment is given safely and correctly, so that those suffering from addiction can achieve an independent sober life.
Get Help from Retreat Behavioral Health
Breaking the chains of narcotic dependence is not easy. For those who suffer, our Florida rehabilitation center accepts patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with available ground transportation both to and from the facility. For more information, please contact us at 855.859.8810.