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Suboxone Detox and Withdrawal

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Suboxone detox centers can help patients who have become dependent or addicted to Suboxone to stop taking the drug.
“… finding addiction treatment is as easy as locating the one nearest you.”
Suboxone withdrawal treatment facilities are located all over the United States and around the world, so finding addiction treatment is as easy as locating the one nearest you. For information on the closest Suboxone detox program to you, call us at . We have the information you need.

Did You Know?

Suboxone was approved for use by the FDA in 2002, according to SAMHSA.

What Is Suboxone?

projectknow-shutter48588532-orange-tabletsSuboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. This medication is used to treat opioid addiction and is often combined with Subutex to decrease the potential of abuse by injection methods. Suboxone is given as a tablet, and it contains an opioid partial agonist, which means that it is also an opioid. It can cause the same effects that other opioids cause, like euphoria and depression of the respiratory system. Overall, the effects caused by Suboxone are less than those of full agonists such as heroin and methadone, so patients are less likely to abuse the drug.

Even though Suboxone causes less of the effects of other opioids, it can be abused. Some patients may take more of the drug than is needed, and sometimes it is available illegally. People who are addicted to opioids can still maintain a high with Suboxone, which makes it possible to need detoxification from the drug, even though it is meant as an addiction treatment.

Did You Know?

Suboxone is an opioid.

Side Effects and Withdrawal Signs

Suboxone treatment as an opioid therapy has side effects that are possible, including:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation

Like other opioids, Subutex and Suboxone can cause withdrawal at high doses. The symptoms of withdrawal include:

  • Dysphoric moods
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lacrimation
  • Pupillary dilation
  • Sweating
  • Piloerection
  • Yawning
  • Mild fever
  • Cravings

“Like other opioids, Subutex and Suboxone can cause withdrawal at high doses.”
Detoxification from opioids is done under medical supervision. This is called “medically monitored withdrawal” and is more common than older detoxification methods. Suboxone detox centers are able to monitor patients while they stop the use of opioids to make sure withdrawal symptoms are minimal or not present at all. If you would like to learn more about the Suboxone detox centers near you, contact us at . We have information about clinics that can help you stop taking opioids.

Did You Know?

Opioid partial agonists can be used to prevent full-agonist withdrawal.

Detoxification From Suboxone

Detoxification from opioids may also be done with tapering methods, which is similar to how the medications Subutex and Suboxone are used. Over time, the patient will be given less and less of the drug, helping him or her slowly stop the drug without causing harmful effects from withdrawal. By slowly eliminating the drug from the body, Suboxone detox centers can help patients eliminate their physical dependency.

Emotional dependency or addiction to Suboxone must be treated through methods such as therapy and 12-step programs. Therapies include behavior therapy, talk therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and others. These programs can help you work through the reasons behind your addiction, which can make it easier to stay off the medication in the future. A 12-step program may be completed individually or as part of your inpatient program, which allows patients to have the support of others who may be going through the same dependency or addiction issues. For more information about treatment programs near you, contact our 24-hour helpline at .

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