Suboxone Detox

Suboxone Detox

Suboxone Detox and Rehab Options

The prescription drug Suboxone was developed to help people addicted to opiate narcotics and heroin minimize the severe withdrawal symptoms to help to successfully detox.  Suboxone is comprised of two compounds, buprenorphine and naloxone.  These compounds work together, where buprenorphine is the opiate agent that helps a person taper off while naloxone blocks the person from feeling an altered state of euphoria.  However, even with the intention of using this drug to help people detox from opiates, Suboxone is being abused, and many people become addicted to Suboxone and replace their prior opiate addiction with a Suboxone addiction.

Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms

The most common withdrawal symptoms are nausea and vomiting, stomach discomfort, sweating, muscle aches and pains, insomnia, inability to relax, anxiety, irritability, depression, and headaches.  Due to the long list of the withdrawal symptoms, this can seem like a daunting feat to overcome, but with the proper Suboxone detox protocol followed at a high quality detox facility, many people are able to completely remove the Suboxone from their system and begin the recovery process.

Entering a Suboxone Detox

As you can see from a study by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, opiate addiction in the United States is staggering at an alarming rate.  The key to effective Suboxone detox is to enter a licensed Suboxone detox center that will closely monitor and taper you or your loved one off of heroin or opiate prescription drugs.  The Suboxone detox program will offer a proper medical team to monitor progress and decrease the discomfort as much as possible.

The Treatment Specialist Team is standing by to guide you through the process and give you the confidence and comfort needed to take the next step of getting help.  Making the first call is highly commendable, and you should be proud of yourself for acknowledging that it is time to make the change and receive the gift of treatment for a good life.  Call a Treatment Specialist at (866) 644-7911 for a free confidential assessment and insurance verification.

About the Author

Marissa Katrin Maldonado has been working in the field of addiction and behavioral health since 2006. She has been dedicated to helping individuals and families find treatment for addiction, dual diagnosis, mental health, and eating disorder conditions. Marissa received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University and her Masters Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management at the University of Redlands, School of Business.