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Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Addictions
Opiates are among the world's oldest known drugs, and continuous use of opioids can cause opioid dependance, leading to symptoms of opioid withdrawal with abrupt discontinuation. Suboxone or Buprenorphine maintenance treatment commonly involves three phases: induction, stabilization, and maintenance.
Most people cannot just walk away from opioid addiction. They need help to change their thinking, behavior, and environment. Unfortunately, “quitting cold turkey” has a poor success rate – fewer than 25 percent of patients are able to remain abstinent for a full year. This is where medication-assisted treatment options like Suboxone benefit patients in staying sober while reducing the side effects of withdrawal and curbing cravings which can lead to relapse. Medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence can include the use of buprenorphine (Suboxone) to complement the education, counseling and other support measures that focus on the behavioral aspects of opioid addiction. http://psychcentral.com/
If you are addicted to heroin or pain medication and want to regain control, contact us at 215-937-0700. Each patient gets the support, medication and structure which are needed for recovery. At CenterPoint, treatment works.
Suboxone (Buprenorphine) Treatment Overview
Suboxone is used as a long-term treatment for opiate addiction for patients with a minimal addiction history. Suboxone allows patients to lead normal, productive lives by working, caring for their families, and enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle. Suboxone treatment is voluntary, and the length of time a patient remains in treatment depends greatly upon the patient. The patient will attend the clinic on a monthly basis and receive a Suboxone prescription from a Physician along with individual and group addiction therapy treatment. Suboxone, when taken orally, under the tongue, in an appropriate dose, can suppress symptoms of opiate withdrawal while decreasing craving for opiates for 24 hours in most cases.
Once Suboxone treatment begins, a patient will experience a dramatic reduction in withdrawal symptoms and also a suppression of harmful drug cravings.
While Suboxone is a crucial first step in combating your addiction, our professionals encourage patients to participate in a counseling program throughout the process as well. We also know that individual planning for each patient will result in the optimal success. Therefore, after our initial assessment meeting with a patient, we develop a tailored plan incorporating Suboxone treatment into the recovery process, as well as any other necessary aids.
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Our doctors: Dr. Goode, Dr. Chandler and Medical Director, Dr. Oyefule are the best in addiction treatment. Call us today for an appointment at 215-937-0700.