Articles on Suboxone and Opioid Dependence

The 3 Main Components of Medically Assisted Treatment

If you are looking to divorce yourself from the opioid addiction ruling your life, you will likely seek out some type of medically assisted treatment because the withdrawal from opioids is tremendously difficult to endure. In fact, it is so difficult that it prevents many people from getting sober their first time through rehabilitation. Of ….

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Suboxone’s 2 Main Ingredients and their roles

If you are addicted to opioids and you are looking into treatment options, you are likely aware that you will need medication to guide you through your detoxification. It is possible for you to do it without medications, but practitioners in that instance do recommend medical oversite. It is just that dangerous to break an ….

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The Need for Suboxone Treatment & Why Willpower Won’t Work

Opiate addictions encompass a wide spectrum of different drug types, including heroin, prescription pain pills and opium. Opiates interact with the brain and body at core levels, leaving the recreational user as well as the person taking pain pills for medicinal purposes at risk of abuse and addiction. Once addiction becomes an issue, users enter ….

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Suboxone Treatment Abuse Risks & How to Avoid Them

With the advent of buprenorphine-based drugs like Suboxone, people recovering from chronic opiate addiction can obtain medication treatment through a physician’s office. This development has made opiate addiction medication therapies much more accessible compared to the tight restrictions placed on methadone treatment. Like methadone, Suboxone’s effects derive from an opiate-based ingredient known as buprenorphine. Suboxone ….

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Why Choose Suboxone?

So, you have decided it is time to end your abuse of opiates and/or opioids. Researching various treatment options must be completely overwhelming given all the advances in recent years. There is traditional inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and medically assisted treatment. You can even opt for a blend of the three. Within each of these ….

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What Are the Proven Benefits of Suboxone Treatment?

If you are considering treating your opioid addiction, you may be interested in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) the process by which a combination of medication, therapy, and support systems assists a drug user in making it through withdrawal and recovery and on to sobriety. If you have been investigating MAT, then you have probably looked into ….

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Is Suboxone Addictive?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “the proportion of heroin admissions with treatment plans that included receiving medication-assisted opioid therapy fell from 35% in 2002 to 28% in 2010. The slow adoption of these evidence-based treatment options for alcohol and opioid dependence is partly due to misconceptions about substituting one drug ….

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Drug Addiction on Reality Television: The Good and the Bad

As the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) notes, “It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will.” ….

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Drug Addiction: Shame vs. Guilt

It’s a common story, you stop going to therapy appointments or picking up your suboxone from the pharmacist. You aren’t returning calls or following through with the daily routines you established for a healthy recovery. And, you know the reason why: you relapsed. So often, when people relapse, they withdraw and continue using. But, why? ….

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