Most everyone knows that detox is a part of addiction recovery, but what they may not know is that Suboxone treatment is often a part of detox or a narcotic treatment program. While the atmosphere of the rehab center can play a role in alleviating some of the discomfort associated with opiate or opioid withdrawal, sometimes individuals, not much different than you, need more assistance dealing with this discomfort. It may be you do not have a very high pain threshold or other mental issues are keeping you from coping effectively with the opiate treatment. Whatever the reason, your treatment center may decide to use Suboxone treatment in conjunction with your normal addiction treatment.
To take advantage of the best treatment available, please call The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768.
What Is Suboxone Treatment?
If you are addicted to opiates, you are probably interested in anything that will make your recovery process easier. Part of what makes narcotics treatment intimidated is the fear of pain and when there is an option to relieve this pain, you may be more willing to go through rehabilitation. One of the things that can make your opioid recovery easier is suboxone treatment and this may be something you need to research and know about before you enroll in a treatment center. This way you can know a little about what to ask your addiction specialist and you both can decide if suboxone treatment is best for you. With that said, you may be wondering what exactly suboxone treatment is.
Essentially, suboxone treatment consists of replacing your opiate derived drug (heroin, Vicodin, Oxycontin, etc.) with suboxone, which is a weak opioid derived drug. This action will help with the withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate detox and combat the physical cravings for your drug. Ideally, the suboxone treatment should be administered in conjunction with a narcotics treatment program so that all aspects of your opiate addiction are addressed and throughout your treatment you can gradually be weaned off the suboxone so that you do not become addicted to it. Basically, you are switching from an out of control addiction to a medically supervised addiction that can be controlled and decreased with time.
How Does Suboxone Treatment Work?
Suboxone consists of two different drugs, Buprenorphine and Naloxone. It is important to consider the function of these two drugs before you start a suboxone treatment so that you know exactly what is being put into your body. The Buprenorphine part of this drug is known as a partial opiate agonists and essentially takes the place of the part of your opiate derived drug that cause physical cravings. On the other hand, Naloxone is an opiate antagonists and is completely useless when ingested orally. However, it is a part of your suboxone treatment so that you do not abuse the suboxone. Basically, if you tried to inject or misuse the suboxone, the Naloxone would stop the effects of the opiate, in a sense, causing you to go through withdrawal.
As you will learn at The Watershed, suboxone treatment only works if it is administered alongside psychotherapy. This means if you only treat the physical addiction and not the mental and emotional, you are only switching your addiction from your drug to suboxone. Therefore, if you were to receive the suboxone treatment at The Watershed, you would also be receiving group, individual, family, and adjunct therapies as well. To learn more about how we can help you, please call The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768.
Is Suboxone Treatment For Me?
As an initial part of your enrollment at The Watershed, you will go through an intensive medical assessment to determine so we can create an individualized treatment plan for you. The same actions need to be taken before you undergo a suboxone treatment to see if this is the right course of action for you as well as to determine what other treatments you might need. Suboxone treatment is not for everyone. The treatment center offering this treatment should be aware of your medical history, any drugs (prescribed or not) that you are taking, if you are pregnant, or if you have any type of liver, lung, or kidney disease. These things can prevent you from having this type of treatment, as it would be more harmful to you than helpful.
At The Watershed, all of the things mentioned above are already taken into consideration during your initial assessment because this is the only way we can truly know what you need in the terms of treatment. Whether you have suboxone treatment or not, at The Watershed, we will do everything we are capable of to make your recovery process as comfortable as possible. Please contact The Watershed today at 1-800-861-1768 to begin your opiate recovery.
Using Suboxone Will Not Lead You To Sobriety
What you need to realize now, and this is something that we will teach you at The Watershed, is that even with suboxone treatment, you may not reach sobriety. As stated above, this is a treatment that works best when used with other opiate addiction treatments because any addiction is multi-faced. Also as stated above, without other forms of treatment, you are only switching your addiction from your opiate derived drug to suboxone. As soon as you start withdrawing or decreasing your dose of suboxone, there is a possibility that you could relapse.
For additional information on the suboxone treatment programs at The Watershed, please visit http://thewatershed.com. For immediate assistance call The Watershed anytime at 1-800-861-1768.