5 Reasons You Can Trust Suboxone To Manage Opioid Dependence
Medication Assisted Treatments have a bit of a bad rap in the traditional recovery community. Many meeting-based support groups discourage the use of any type of substance. Instead, they rely on sheer willpower and community support to manage opioid dependence. After all, how could taking an opioid cure an opioid dependence? Well, the answer is quite simple, it’s right in the name. Suboxone and other treatments are not a crutch, they are medication that is necessary and life-saving for those that have become addicted to opioids. If your doctor or recovery care provider has suggested using Suboxone to help manage your opioid dependence, but you are unsure about taking it, read on for five of the many reasons that you can trust Suboxone.
Suboxone works by combining buprenorphine and naloxone to block the feelings of pleasure in the opioid receptors in the brain while reversing the effects that opioid use has caused. Essentially, Suboxone makes it so that one can safely and effectively stop using opioids over time without fear of relapse. Don’t let a fear of Suboxone keep you from reclaiming your life.
1. Medication-Assisted Treatment Is Proven And Effective
Medication-Assisted Treatments or MATs have been cited time and time again as being more effective than abstinence-based recovery programs. The only reason they are not more popular is due to a lack of knowledge and social stigma regarding medication. When one doesn’t understand how Suboxone works to relieve the effects of opioid addiction, it is easy to believe that taking an opioid to reduce opioid dependence is nonsensical. However, as social stigmas for medication are lessened and more information becomes available, many more people are experiencing success using MATs. In reality, taking Suboxone to help relieve the symptoms of opioid dependency is as simple as wearing a cast to help fix a broken arm. Both are proven medical treatments for otherwise life-threatening medical conditions.
2. Suboxone Is Difficult To Abuse Or Overdose On
Another reason that you can trust Suboxone to help manage your opioid dependence, is that Suboxone is incredibly difficult to abuse and overdose on. According to Harvard Health contributor Doctor Peter Grinspoon, the reason that suboxone is so difficult to abuse is that it is only a partial opioid agonist. Effectively, Suboxone has a built-in limit in how much it can stimulate the opioid receptors. This limit greatly reduces any feelings of euphoria that one would experience, thus basically making it pointless to abuse.
3. Suboxone Can Be Used To Treat Heroin Dependence
Suboxone is used to treat all kinds of opioid dependence. In fact, Suboxone is used in many heroin dependence treatment programs. Because heroin is incredibly addictive and dangerous, it is necessary that use a safe and effective treatment like Suboxone.
4. Suboxone Can Be Used Short Or Long-Term
Due to the safe and effective nature of suboxone, it is not habit-forming. As such, it can be used in a longer-term situation for those who need it. Many people facing long-term MAT fear the costs associated with prolonged use. But, because Suboxone has two FDA-approved generics, it is effective and affordable.
5. Suboxone Treatments Are More Flexible Than Methadone
The great thing about Suboxone, in comparison to the other MAT, Methadone, is that Suboxone treatment provides greater flexibility. Suboxone is harder to abuse, making it easier for your doctor to allow use even after the initial treatment. Where Methadone requires constant supervision, Suboxone does not. The flexibility of Suboxone makes it easier to move forward without interrupting your life like other treatment options.
If you are struggling with opioid dependence, do not hesitate to call Fritz Clinic. It is our mission to help you heal from this disease so begin the path of healing and call today or fill out our contact form. We believe in you … and you should too. Let’s start the journey to a new life today!