It can be extremely difficult to overcome an opioid painkiller addiction. These drugs are generally easy to obtain and withdrawals can be physically and mentally taxing on addicts. Fortunately, Suboxone has been established as an effective method for treating opioid addicts as they work their way to the path of recovery. Outreach Recovery is your source for Suboxone doctors who can help you decide if this treatment is right for you. To help you get started, we’ve collected six questions that are often asked before treatment begins.
Is Suboxone right for me?
While methadone has been the industry standard for preventing opioid withdrawal since the 1960s, Suboxone has been proven to be a more effective method of treating those dealing with substance abuse disorder. Suboxone is just one part of a comprehensive medication-assisted treatment program, but it has shown effectiveness in helping overcome addiction to one or more opioids by preventing cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms. Consult a Suboxone doctor who can evaluate your needs and recommend proper treatment.
Is Suboxone addictive?
The short answer to this question is yes. However, Suboxone is safe and effective when it is taken strictly as prescribed. The two active ingredients in Suboxone are buprenorphine and naloxone, which will activate the same area of the brain as other opioids without the “high” of the other drugs.
Does Suboxone interact with other drugs or medications?
All drugs and medications have the potential to interact with others. Drugs and medications like other opioids, alcohol, and sleeping pills can have strong and dangerous interactions with Suboxone. Because of this, it’s crucial that you tell your Suboxone doctor about all other medications that you’re taking as well as follow recommendations about specific substances to avoid.
How long should I take Suboxone?
This is something that you and your Suboxone doctor will need to decide. The frequency and duration of your Suboxone treatment will depend on a number of factors that include the severity of your opioid addiction, your age, and your compliance with a treatment program. Long-term use of Suboxone has not shown any degree of tolerance or negative side effects in those who use it, so your treatment could be as short as 30 days or continue for a year or more.
Why Suboxone instead of methadone?
Although methadone has been used for decades to treat opioid addiction, it is much more likely to produce a “high” than Suboxone. Additionally, methadone is much more potent than Suboxone, which makes it more likely to be abused. This makes it easier for patients to personally administer Suboxone treatment at home, while methadone clinics typically require patients to check in daily to closely monitor treatment.
How do I find Suboxone doctors?
Outreach Recovery can help you easily find Suboxone doctors in your area when you call or reach out to our team. Give us a call at 800-217-6407 or send an email directly to [email protected]. We’re here to help you take your first step on the road to recovery from opioid addiction.