Opioid Treatment We Provide
A substance called buprenorphine became the very first opioid treatment medication that could be prescribed by certified physicians. To put things into perspective, methadone is classified as a “Schedule II” substance, while buprenorphine is referred to as “Schedule III” substance under the Controlled Substances Act, meaning it has a significantly lower potential for abuse than methadone.
Subutex treatment and Suboxone treatment (both relying on buprenorphine) have become increasingly popular options among opioid-dependent patients as these substances are able to help them stay sober while reducing the risk of relapse by removing cravings and side effects of sudden withdrawal.
What is Subutex and How Does It Work?
Subutex main active ingredient is buprenorphine, which is classified as a partial opioid agonist. This means that this active substance interacts with the same brain receptors that are affected by opiates, without causing the notorious disorienting high effect in the patient.
The main benefit of the Subutex treatment is that patients who use Suboxone or Subutex don’t experience the cravings and the side effects that almost always occur when they suddenly stop taking the opiate to which they are addicted. The buprenorphine in Subutex acts as an opiate substitute and tricks the patient’s brain into believing it has been given opiate, thus curbing the stage of withdrawal. Buprenorphine interacts with opioid receptors in the brain and is able to reduce pain and substantially decrease the risk of relapse.
When combined with professional counseling and behavioral modification, Subutex therapy can be an extremely effective component of an opioid addiction treatment.
Proper use of Subutex can:
- Improve your sense of wellbeing
- Help you stay physically comfortable during recovery
- Help you keep cravings at bay
- Minimize the patient’s chances of having a relapse
To learn more about Subutex treatment and the services we provide, feel free to contact our team at Strategic Mental Health.
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