Unfortunately, most opioid-dependent patients are unable to simply walk away from their opioid addiction. Quitting suddenly has a pretty low success rate. According to recent data, fewer than 25% of people with opioid dependence manage to remain abstinent for a full year, which is why these patients need professional help and a significant change in their:
- Way of thinking
This is where Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) comes in, one of the most successful options for treating opioid addiction. Today, the most common and most effective prescription medications used in this type of treatment are:
- Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
Options like Suboxone treatment help patients with opioid addiction stay clean and sober by reducing or completely removing, the cravings and the side effects of sudden withdrawal, thus keeping the chances of relapse at bay.