If you are going to use Suboxone during detox, you may be concerned to know if you will have a Suboxone addiction after the detoxification process is complete.
Why is Suboxone used in Detox
Suboxone is an opiate, from the same drug family as Vicodin, Morphine and Oxycodone. It works on the central nervous system and partially blocks the opioid receptors which distinguish between pain and pleasure, creating a euphoric sensation. Suboxone is used in detox for individuals who are quitting other opiates and alcohol. When Suboxone is taken, if the individual takes another opiate, Suboxone will prevent the other drug from taking effect. It literally blocks the drug from reaching the receptors. While Suboxone is a controlled substance, it has been very effective when used correctly in detox.
Becoming Addicted to Suboxone
When Suboxone is taken throughout the withdrawal process and then stopped, there is minimal, if any, withdrawal or side effects. Research has shown that the problems involving Suboxone use during detox lies in the individual not quitting Suboxone. Certain studies show that some individuals begin taking it and never stop. Since Suboxone is a powerful opiate, it has the potential, when abused to become addictive. Individuals, who take Suboxone frequently and in large amounts, discover that they need to increase the dose in order to achieve the same level of euphoria as before. It is not unusual for individuals taking Suboxone in high amounts, frequently and for long periods of time to require detox when they are ready to quit. Symptoms of Suboxone addiction The side effects and symptoms of suboxone abuse can be physical and psychological and may include the following: • Sweating • Confusion • Flu like symptoms • Constipation/diarrhea • Nausea/vomiting • Respiratory problems • Depression • Insomnia Avoiding Suboxone Addiction The best way to avoid becoming addicted to Suboxone is to only take it as long as you have withdrawal symptoms, but your doctor can tell you how long you need to take it. If you detox in a medical detox facility, you may or may not be given a prescription for a certain length of time and then you will no longer need it.
After Detox Rehab Programs
There are a number of rehab programs to help you in your sobriety after detox including 12 step programs and non 12 step programs. A rehab program will offer you a support network to help you in continued success, which can also keep you aware of your additional Suboxone use. An alternative to traditional rehab is a wellness center that uses yoga, acupuncture and meditation. These types of programs can offer strategies to keep you focused on staying healthy. While mind, body and spirit techniques work well for some individuals, they do not work for everyone. If you or someone you know are struggling with a Suboxone addiction and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox, a safer and more effective method for detox from Suboxone and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 855-338-6929, to see if our treatment program is right for you.