Suboxone Medication Therapy for Addiction Recovery in San Francisco
What Is Suboxone?
Suboxone contains Buprenorphine and Naloxone. It is one of the most powerful tools that will bridge you from detoxification from opioids and help you maintain a drug-free life. It is a medicine that is used to treat opiate dependence, and it can be useful in helping to alleviate the unpleasant effects associated with opioid detoxification, particularly in the early stages. It’s also useful for relapse prevention and encouraging long-term abstinence.
Naloxone works as an opioid receptor antagonist, which means that it neutralizes opioid overdose and the euphoric effects of more powerful opioids.
Suboxone Suboxone comes in a film or tablet that dissolves when placed under the tongue. it is also available in a monthly injection, Sublocade.
Is Suboxone treatment effective?
Studies have shown that patients on an opioid discontinuation program or an opioid replacement program that included buprenorphine are more likely to continue treatment and maintain abstinence. Suboxone benefits include:
- Reduced possibility of abuse
- More accessible
- Proven efficacy in treating opiate dependency
- Decreased risk of relapse
- Decreases the discomfort associated with opiate withdrawal
- Balances opiate and dopamine receptors in the brain
- Allows a person to return to a normal life
- Suboxone is a strong tool to help stop opiate cravings
How long does the opiate-blocking action last with Suboxone?
Suboxone usually lasts twenty-four hours. Factors like metabolism, previous history, and the patient’s weight can affect Suboxone’s action, so it is important to work with a doctor who can adjust the dose according to the individual need of the patient. Some options include short-term use of Suboxone to detoxification. We can also use non-Suboxone medications to help you detox. However, the use of Suboxone can make detoxification less uncomfortable and less complicated compared to a non-Suboxone detoxification less uncomfortable and less complicated compared to a non-Suboxone detoxification.
How long does treatment last?
This depends on different variables like the length of the substance addiction, what type of narcotics were involved, the substance abuse history in the family, and the patient’s response to Suboxone therapy. There are many different reasons why a person can get addicted including chronic pain, childhood trauma, depression, or stress. Like any other disease, it will progress over time if these underlying issues are not addressed and treated. The longer it takes to address and treat addiction, the more damage can be done to the brain, so it is important to get treated as soon as possible.
Are there any dangers associated with using Suboxone?
Suboxone can’t cure addiction, but as a partial opioid agonist, it is well-suited for long-term use to maintain recovery. However, patients are still at risk of developing opioid dependence after long-term use. Discontinuing Suboxone will require tapering under medical supervision.
Suboxone should be used only as one part of a comprehensive treatment program and under medical supervision.
All medications come with side effects but Suboxone is a milder treatment with a slower onset than full-potency opioid agonists. This makes it much more difficult to abuse.
What is Sublocade (Injectable Suboxone)?
Sublocade is injectable Suboxone which is given on a monthly basis. The medication is steadily released into the bloodstream over a month and helps patients to stay sober from opiates.