How Do I Take Suboxone Without Becoming Addicted?
How do I take Suboxone without becoming addicted? It is a legitimate question since you are going to be using a Suboxone treatment program to deal with opiate dependency, especially if your opiate dependency occurred from a prescription for pain medication after an accident or surgery. The truth is that you did not set out to become dependent on opiate painkillers. Research shows that individuals can become dependent on OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and others, even if they take the medication as directed. So it is natural to be concerned that if you take Suboxone as directed will you become dependent on it as well?
How is Suboxone Different?
One of the first things you should know is that Suboxone is from the same family of drugs that Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin are from; however there is a difference. Buprenorphine, one of the active ingredients in Suboxone will activate the opioid receptors in the brain and prevent withdrawal from other opiates. Where prescription painkillers are full opioids, Suboxone is a partial opioid and works as an opiate agonist and blocker. Suboxone works by blocking the effects of the other opiates such as OxyContin, Vicodin and even Heroin. Another difference is Naloxone, the other active ingredient in Suboxone. Naloxone not only fills and blocks the opioid receptors and prevents other opiates from becoming effective; but Naloxone also has a tamper-proof mechanism that prevents it from being abused. If someone tries to abuse Suboxone by crushing and snorting or injecting the drug, the individual will immediately go into full and irreversible withdrawal.
Can You Become Dependent on Suboxone?
With all those protective ingredients, you may be wondering if it is possible to become dependent on Suboxone. Sure, as with other opiate narcotics, there is the possibility that you can develop a tolerance to Suboxone and become dependent. However, Suboxone was not meant to be taken indefinitely. If you take Suboxone for a short period of time, through withdrawals and then stop taking the medication, there is minimal risk for dependency. The problem is that most people do not stop taking Suboxone; even when there is no legitimate reason to take it. If it turns out that you end up developing a dependency on Suboxone, your best recourse at overcoming it will be to seek assistance from a professional medical detox facility.
Overcoming Suboxone Dependency
The best option for stopping Suboxone dependency is an inpatient medical detox treatment which is available through a hospital or private detox. Hospital medical detox most often relies on oral medication that is not the most effective at relieving withdrawal symptoms. However, a private medical detox facility that offers IV therapy medical detox will not only control withdrawal symptoms but will also keep you comfortable throughout the process. Are you concerned about how to take Suboxone without becoming addicted? Call Gallus Detox Center today, at 855-338-6929 to learn more about IV therapy medical detox, the better alternative.