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Suboxone Detox Treatment

Suboxone Detox Treatment

Suboxone has been used in detox treatment to help individuals quit an addiction to opiates. When taken for a specific amount of time (during the withdrawal process) Suboxone is very effective. However, if left unsupervised it can turn into an addiction in which the individual may need Suboxone detox treatment assistance to quit.  

How Suboxone Addiction Occurs

Suboxone is a powerful opiate agonist that works as an opioid blocker. The difference between Suboxone and other opiates such as OxyContin, Percocet and Fentanyl is that while they are full opioids, Suboxone is only a partial opioid.

Taking Suboxone during the period of opiate withdrawal and then discontinuing use is not likely to lead to addiction. However, dependency is greatly increased when the individual continues taking Suboxone when there is no longer a reason to take it.

Suboxone Withdrawal

Suboxone withdrawal symptoms may begin within a few hours after the last time the drug was used and depending on the severity of abuse can range from mild to very painful. Additionally, withdrawal symptoms from Suboxone can take up to a few weeks before they begin to diminish. The most common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety/Confusion
  • Suicidal thoughts

Suboxone Inpatient Medical Detox

Painful withdrawal and the inability of the detox center to keep them comfortable is the most common reason many individuals give for returning to Suboxone abuse. Finding the right medical detox facility that can help you successfully complete Suboxone detox is goal. 

The most recommended inpatient detox for Suboxone addiction is a professional medical detox that uses intravenous (IV) therapy. Unlike traditional oral medications used in most inpatient detox treatments that can take a long time for the body to process; IV therapy medication is immediate in controlling painful Suboxone withdrawal symptoms.

It is not uncommon for some medical detox centers to send the patient home with a limited amount of Suboxone to help with any extended withdrawal symptoms. If you have questions you should speak with the detox facility.

Long-Term Recovery

Upon successful completion of Suboxone detox treatment, most addiction counselors agree that following up with rehab treatment or seeking behavioral therapy can be very beneficial in reinforcing sobriety and helpful in long-term recovery. Moreover many individuals in recovery find that participating in a community support group such as a 12-Steps program equally beneficial. 

Gallus Detox Center offers Suboxone detox treatment that can help you quit Suboxone addiction. Call us today at 855-338-6929, to learn more about out facility and program.

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