Is Suboxone A Good Treatment For Opiate Addiction?

Suboxone is an FDA-approved drug used in medically-assisted therapy (MAT) programs for recovering opioid-dependent individuals. Suboxone binds to the same brain receptors that heroin, morphine, and oxycodone do, blunting the intoxication of other drugs. Suboxone helps to reduce the unshakeable cravings while helping individuals gain control of their life again.

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For those suffering from opiate addiction, there are few options when it comes to recovery.

  1. Cold-Turkey
  2. Cold-Turkey + Group Therapy
  3. Methadone + MAT Program
  4. Suboxone + MAT Program

For those who opt into the cold-turkey approach, success is greatly limited. The best success rates come from Methadone and Suboxone, with the latter providing greater success rates. So, why is Suboxone the best option?

Suboxone is a partial opiate agonist that doesn’t provide the high like other drugs do, including Methadone which is a full opiate agonist. For those looking to get high, they’ll struggle to find what they are looking for in Suboxone. It is extremely difficult to overdose on Suboxone as there is a ceiling, or limit, to how much the brain receptors are affected.

Another reason why Suboxone is a good treatment for opiate addiction is that individuals do not have to visit the clinic or doctor as frequently as with Methadone. Since Methadone is a full opiate agonist, it has to be monitored closely on a daily basis versus Suboxone which could be on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Also, Suboxone can be taken until you no longer need it for support. Again, Suboxone is a partial opiate agonist without the same effect as other opioids. For a recovering addict, having support for as long as needed is important. Using other therapy options, you might have to stop treatment early, leaving a greater chance for relapse.

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Suboxone is an FDA-approved drug that can help you overcome your opiate addiction. Combined with a supervised MAT program and support/counseling sessions, your chance of success is significantly higher than with other drug treatments or programs.

Fritz Clinic uses Suboxone to help you manage and overcome opioid/opiate addiction. We believe everyone deserves another chance at life, regardless of the decisions they’ve made in the past. If you are ready to reclaim your life, contact us today and take the first step in changing your life forever.

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