What is Suboxone Therapy?
Suboxone also known as Buprenorphine is a prescription drug used for the treatment of opioid dependence. Suboxone therapy can control and moderate acute pain in non-opioid-tolerant individuals when used in high dosages. Suboxone contains active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone.
How Suboxone Works
Buprenorphine is the primary ingredient in Suboxone. It is a relatively mild opiate analgesic that functions to moderate the levels of pain. It is is used to suppress withdrawal symptoms and reduce drug cravings, naloxone is included in Suboxone to help prevent misuse. It’s primary purpose is to ensure that the addict does not use the medication wrongly. Naloxone, an opiate antagonist is used to reverse or eliminate the effects of opiates in the individual’s system.
When Suboxone is correctly used, the naloxone content will be destroyed in the liver shortly after uptake from the intestines and lacks any therapeutic effect. Buprenorphine, the most active substance is absorbed under the tongue, but it will be destroyed by the liver if swallowed.
After a prolonged use of the Suboxone, the opiate receptors in the brain will become entirely bound with buprenorphine and the effects of any other opiate drug are blocked. The buprenorphine will then reduce opiate cravings and, therefore, reduce the use of other opiates. Suboxone is also believed to reduce alcohol cravings.
Suboxone therapy has proved to be more effective and safer than its competitors such as methadone. Suboxone therapy helps an individual to avoid overdosing when they take drugs such as heroine when under Suboxone medication. Unlike methadone, when using Suboxone one doesn’t have to visit the hospital every day for pills. You can get a weekly or monthly prescription from a qualified Suboxone doctor.
We offer suboxone therapy in a safe and comfortable environment from a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist. If you or someone you love needs help with opioid addiction or to learn if Suboxone Therapy is right for you, please call our office at 972-302-3600. We offer individually tailored recovery programs that give you the best possible chance for a successful recovery.