Suboxone Addiction Treatment Help
Suboxone is a brand name of an opioid replacement therapy drug that is buprenorphine combined with naloxone. The drug is being heavily pushed as a replacement for methadone in many arenas to keep heroin addicts still on drugs. While buprenorphine doesn't appear to be as damaging or deadly as methadone, it is still a synthetic opioid and has the ability to keep people addicted and thus looking for ways to get off Suboxone.
As with any drug, Suboxone has its own set of side effects, which include dysphoria, nausea or vomiting, muscle aches and cramps, sweating, diarrhea, fever, insomnia, irritability and more.
Contact us today to speak with a counselor that can help find a treatment center for someone dealing with Suboxone addiction.
Suboxone and its other buprenorphine-related drug have developed their own street markets. Despite claiming that Suboxone is an opioid agonist and antagonist (if abused it is supposed to throw someone immediately into withdrawal because of the naloxone), the drug has a very high potential for abuse still and its popularity among opiate addicts continues to grow along with its availability via prescription and on the street.
Our very rough estimate is that between 50,000 and 100,000 people are current users of Suboxone or Subutex. While there may be some documented benefits if taken for less than 2 weeks in a tapering process to ease withdrawal symptoms of an addiction to other opiates, if buprenorphine is used as a maintenance drug then dependency is sure to remain. Longer-term use still requires withdrawal and detoxification, similar to other opioid drugs.
Do not be fooled into thinking that someone can simple be placed on Suboxone or Subutex instead of heroin or other opiates and that their addiction will be handled. Any replacement therapy of that kind only treats symptoms but never the real problems associated with addiction. Contact us for help getting off Suboxone or other opiates permanently.
Suboxone Addiction Help
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The Suboxone Marketing Machine
Suboxone first crashed the scene nearly a decade ago, and a carefully-crafted marketing and promotion scheme by the Federal Governement and Reckitt Benckiser (the drug's maker) has been in execution ever since.
The drug was initially approved for only short-term use to ease withdrawal symptoms for opiate addicts and doctors were limited in the number of paitents they could prescribe the drug to. Both of these were ammended within a few short years to increase the patient numbers and increase the amount of time the drug is prescribed. Factor in the usual pharmaceutical company practices of promoting off-label uses and you get the situation we have today of skyrocketing sales of the drug that translate into many millions of dollars from the pockets of taxpayers to purchase these drugs for people on public assistance.
Just recently a report showed that in one state alone the number of Medicaid patients being given Suboxone increased ten-fold in just the last two years, and consequently, so has the total spending.
Don't let yourself or someone else get caught up in the propaganda. Despite any drug's potential for helping a situation, educate yourself on the full list of risks and benefits. In this case, let us help you find a program that can help you or your loved one successfully end an addiction to Suboxone or other opioid-related drugs. There are effective treatments available, it's just a matter of knowing where to look and evaluating the information for yourself.
Contact us today if you or someone you know needs treatment help for Suboxone addiction and would like to find a treatment center that is successful.