The opioid epidemic is a growing problem throughout the United States. Prescription opioid painkillers are easily accessible as pain management, which many are now abusing. Heroin also became a popular drug of choice in recent years. With such potent drugs on the streets, it’s no wonder that the overdose rate is increasing as well. In an effort to combat this epidemic, medications and treatments such as the suboxone treatment are now available.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is an FDA-approved drug for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use. This medication pairs with behavioral therapy to help opioid users find recovery. This drug combines two medications to help treat addiction. Buprenorphine and naloxone are the two medications found within Suboxone. It’s important to remember that this medication alone will not stop an opioid addiction. It should assist other active treatment methods to help users stop their opioid use.
The medication comes in either a tablet to digest or a film to dissolve under the tongue. It helps to suppress the cravings, withdrawal symptoms, and the euphoria of opioids.
What is Suboxone Treatment?
Suboxone treatment is when the drug works within a treatment plan for opioid addiction recovery. Once you begin treatment at a rehabilitation facility, the four-stage process will begin.
The beginning phase of suboxone treatment is the induction phase. This phase is when a licensed physician supervises the use of the drug at its lowest dose during the early stages of withdrawal. This low dose will help curb cravings while not being potent enough to aggravate withdrawal symptoms.
After the first phase, the cravings will begin to subside. Once this happens, the supervising physician will be able to adjust the dosage of Suboxone.
During this phase, you will begin to participate in other portions of your treatment, like counseling or behavioral therapy. Your physician will then determine when to begin lowering the dosage of your medication. This slow wean will help make your transition smooth and lower the chances of having a relapse.
The last stage of your treatment is when aftercare takes place. This can include outpatient therapy along with group counseling sessions or 12 step meetings. Your rehab facility will help you to create your aftercare plan.
Finding Recovery with Morningside Recovery
At Morningside Recovery, we understand that recovery is never one-size-fits-all. This is why we offer a number of addiction treatment services to help our clients find help with their substance abuse and addictions. We know that individuals require unique plans. Likewise, different addictions require different methods for approaching recovery.
Our services provide clients with the tools and skills they need to not only find recovery but to have a lasting recovery. We offer and treat the following addictions:
- Crystal meth addiction
- Opiate addiction treatment
- Heroin addiction treatment
- Cocaine addiction rehab
- Spice addiction treatment
- And much more
The different levels of our services are:
- Intensive Outpatient
If you want to learn more about Suboxone treatment and how it could help you, reach out to Morningside Recovery. Call today at 855-631-2135 or use our online form.