Suboxone is an FDA-approved opioid addiction treatment. Suboxone has a number of advantages over methadone and naltrexone. It can help suppress withdrawal symptoms and cravings, won’t cause a false sense of euphoria in patients dependent upon opioids, and will block the effects of other opioids. The success rate with suboxone treatment is very high.
Suboxone combines two medications: buprenorphine, which is considered a ‘partial opioid agonist’, or partial opioid blocker, and naloxone which is an ‘opioid antagonist’ or an opioid blocker. Suboxone is used to limit withdrawal symptoms and help decrease the frequency and intensity of opioid cravings.
Suboxone is generally given as a sublingual strip instead of a pill, so it can be dissolved under the tongue without water. Patients’ suboxone levels can be monitored by drug medicine specialists, and the amount of suboxone will be reduced until he or she is no longer addicted to opioids. Treatment plans such as this are created for cocaine and heroin addiction treatments.
There are a number of opioid addiction treatment options. One of these options is treatment from an outpatient facility which will allow you to recover from your addiction to the safety and comfort of your home. Patients who choose an intensive outpatient rehab program will receive medications, such as suboxone, to help prevent withdrawal symptoms and help aid in their recovery. In an outpatient program, patients can still go to work, care for their families, and live at home.
These treatment plans will include appointments at the clinic, either every day or several times a week, depending upon their specialized care plan. The patient will meet with a certified addiction medicine specialist to help them plan out their journey to recovery. Outpatients will also attend group and individual therapy sessions and see doctors and other mental health professionals on premise. Successful recovery is dependent upon behavioral therapy.
Outpatient rehabilitation treatment programs can last anywhere from a few months to a year, depending upon the severity of the addiction. After patients leave the program, they can continue to come to the treatment center for group meetings, visits with their counselor or doctors, and for other rehab programs. Often, aftercare consists of maintenance medication plans, as well, and patients will need to discuss these plans with their doctor.
In addition to suboxone, other treatment methods for opioid addiction include inpatient therapy, detox programs, and other medications, such as methadone and extended-release naltrexone.
Inpatient treatment programs are usually more intensive than outpatient therapies because these treatment programs offer help for those battling chronic addiction and those with behavioral or mental disorders. Inpatient programs range from 30 to 90 days in length but can be longer if necessary. Inpatient treatment centers can also treat a wide range of health issues, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and more, in addition to substance abuse disorders.
Detox programs are usually given to all patients, no matter if the program is an inpatient or outpatient one, as they help the body get through the withdrawal process before starting a new medication program.
Those looking for suboxone treatments in Mesa or surrounding areas should look to 2nd Chance Treatment Center. We are a trusted outpatient rehab facility that specializes in alcohol and opioid addictions. Our center is the first of its kind in Arizona. We use an integrated approach to overcoming substance abuse. We combine maintenance medication plans, behavioral therapy, and patient and family education to help you overcome addiction.
We believe that alcohol and opioid use disorders are medical conditions that need to be treated with a comprehensive and ongoing treatment plan to ensure lifelong recovery. Contact 2nd Chance Treatment Center today for your second chance!