For anyone suffering from opioid addiction, the effects can be devastating, wreaking havoc on them physically, emotionally, and financially. In many cases, opioid addictions can cost individuals their job, their friends, and even their families. Individuals become overwhelmed and unable to think about anything else.
But, there is hope!
Suboxone is used to treat individuals suffering from opioid addiction. It is extremely successful and gives users a way of escape.
So, what is Suboxone, and how does Suboxone help treat opioid addiction?
What Is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a combination of drugs that work together to help opiate-addicted individuals deal with their cravings and reduce their withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone affects the same receptors in the brain that opioids do. By doing this, users can safely stop using opiates without the harsh side effects when trying to stop “cold turkey”.
Do You Have To Enter Rehab To Take Suboxone?
Unlike other treatment programs, you will not have to stay in a facility while taking Suboxone.
Suboxone works by blocking the receptors that cause individuals to crave or desire opiates. As such, they will not use opiates as often (or at all) while under treatment. Users taking Suboxone can continue with their day-to-day activities including work.
Because of this, there is a greater chance of success as the individual does not have to leave their family, their friends, or their job.
Can You Overdose On Suboxone?
It is rare for someone taking suboxone to overdose.
As Suboxone does not work the same way an opiate does, the user will not desire to push the limits (or attempt to overdose). If they do overdose, it will generally be from the interaction between Suboxone and other medications.
To prevent accidental overdose, alert your physician of any medications you are taking or required to take.
How Long Does It Take For Suboxone To Work?
Suboxone works right away, in fact, most patients feel normal, without cravings or withdrawals in less than 24 hours. Counseling is more effective and patients can return to work the next day (in most instances).
Fritz Clinic Can Help You Overcome Your Opioid Addiction
At Fritz Clinic, we treat opioid addiction with a combination of Suboxone and counseling through medication-assisted therapy (MAT) programs.
We understand how hard it is to live with opioid addiction and how difficult it is to quit. If you or a loved one is suffering from opioid addiction, we can help.
Call us today at (205) 877-8585 or fill out our online contact form. A member of our team will be in contact with you or them to discuss how we can help.
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