Suboxone Detox For Heroin Addiction
Withdrawal from opiate pain medication can be alleviated with the right dosage of Buprenorphine under the tongue. Doctors whp are certified to provide this service can be found here. Our nursing staff will make you comfortable and help you sleep. Our medical staff is experienced in treating withdrawal symptoms.
President Obama spoke last week Medically assisted addiction treatment which consists of mainly suboxone detox for treating addiction to heroin. He said the country is experiencing an epidemic of deaths from opiate prescription pain killers which can be greatly reduced with suboxone treatment.
Drug addiction rehab facilities for the most part are not on board with medically assisted treatment. Basically, its bad for business. Subutex is a form of suboxone and naltrexone used for detoxing from heroin and other opiates. The opinion of most professionals in the addiction field is against long term use of suboxone although it is generally used for detox by rehab centers. Most common is 5 to 7 days for detoxification purposes only. The president is pushing for longer term use of suboxone as a replacement for heroin.
Why Use Suboxone as Treatment?
The patient will still be addicted to subutex, but it helps take away cravings and thoughts of using. You are able to be productive and keep a job. Criminal behavior will not be a part of your life anymore. Your family life becomes better. There are some side effects but the positive benefits are considered the priority. In a sober living environment You can not mix clients who are on suboxone with clients who are clean. So separate facilities are preferred by treatment centers.
Buprenorphine is the generic name for suboxone, it has been around for 20 years, but was only injection form only. So you had to buy needles and such back then. Insurance covers the cost of Suboxone in most cases, so you dont need to steal money for detox medication. Most patients become employable for the first time in their lives. Relationships with wife and children get repaired.While your not truly clean , but life becomes manageable.
AA/NA as a whole frowns upon long term suboxone use because you are not really drug-free, But you are not living under a bridge, dead, in jail or an institution which is basically the purpose. However, as a detox medication buprenorphine is very accepted by the heroin addiction field.