Suboxone Treatment

Gallus Detox Centers

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitations located in Scottsdale, AZ & Prescott, AZ

Suboxone® was first approved in 2002 by the FDA to combat opioid addiction. While it was successful, some users developed a Suboxone addiction after prolonged use, and this is where the luxury detox services at Gallus Detox Centers can help. Under the direction of Patrick J. Gallus, DO, the team relies on IV therapy to help clients in Scottsdale, Arizona, become truly drug-free, once and for all. For more information about Suboxone treatment, call or use the confidential online booking tool.

Suboxone Treatment

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a treatment for opioid use disorders that relies on two ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone. The drugs work on opioid addiction in two ways: First, the buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist (opioids are a full opioid agonist) that delivers enough of the drug to curb your cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms, but not enough to get you high. Second, the naloxone is an opioid antagonist, which blocks your brain’s receptors from the effects of opioids.

How does a Suboxone addiction develop?

Used correctly, Suboxone is highly effective at helping people wean themselves off of opioids while avoiding the strong withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, some people continue to use Suboxone long after they should, creating a new dependence upon the drug, even in its partial agonist form.

What are the symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal?

Depending upon the amount and duration of the Suboxone you’re taking, your withdrawal symptoms may include:

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

These withdrawal symptoms, which are much the same as those you may have encountered with opioid withdrawal, may drive you back to full use of opioids again, making detox at Gallus Detox Centers a wise choice.

What is the treatment for Suboxone addiction?

The team at Gallus Detox Centers uses a powerful and effective inpatient IV therapy to help you flush the harmful toxins out of your body once and for all, breaking your physical dependency on Suboxone.

Dr. Gallus delivers the IV therapy straight into your bloodstream for maximum absorption, allowing you to get on the road to recovery more quickly. The treatment typically takes a week, and you’re monitored carefully throughout the process. During this time, the team works with you on an individualized aftercare program, which may include:

  • Rehab
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • 12-step support groups
  • Psychotherapy

Recovering from any substance use disorder is a long process that should address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the disease for solid sobriety. With IV therapy, you get a leg up on your recovery, giving you the freedom to work on your long-term success.

To learn more about treating Suboxone addictions, please call Gallus Detox Centers or use the confidential online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.