How Treatment Centers Help You Cope with the Side Effects of Suboxone
Thousands of people beat opiate addiction using Suboxone. Like most medications, Suboxone has a number of both short- and long-term side effects. These side effects of Suboxone may be scary when you first encounter them. Fortunately, a qualified treatment center can help you deal with many of them. To find a qualified treatment center right away, call 800-533-1341.
A Treatment Center Can Help with Short Term Side Effects of Suboxone
There are two types of side effects you might experience while taking Suboxone: short- and long-term ones. When you seek treatment at a treatment center, these side effects are identified and treated immediately. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the short term side effects of taking Suboxone are:
- Body aches
- Mood swings
These side effects do not normally have long-term consequences.
There are some side effects that might have long-term consequences. You need a treatment center to help you if you experience any of these:
- Swelling, due to an allergic reaction
- Dark or tea colored urine
- Light-colored bowel movements
- Yellowing of the eyes, skin, or nails
- Slowed breathing
These side effects indicate there is a serious problem with your Suboxone intake and you need medical treatment. If you are currently experiencing any of these, seek medical treatment immediately.
Long-Term Side Effects of Suboxone That a Treatment Center Can Help You Avoid
A treatment center can help you avoid the long term damage that Suboxone causes by identifying and treating early symptoms before they become a problem. These long term dangers are:
- Kidney damage
- Liver damage
- Thyroid damage
- Constipation resulting in bowel death
If caught early by a treatment team, these dangers never manifest. Your treatment team members are trained to see the first signs of these negative health consequences and help you avoid them.
Treatment Centers Make Sure That You Are Receiving Supportive Care
The dangers of Suboxone include addiction and overdose. Although rare, it is possible to become addicted to Suboxone. In most cases of addiction or overdose the user was:
- Not enrolled in a qualified treatment program
- Taking Suboxone recreationally
- Crushing or otherwise tampering with the pills
- Taking more than the prescribed amount
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treatment should contain two parts. These are:
- Behavioral counseling
These two parts combine to make a successful treatment program. A treatment center will help to insure that you get a whole treatment program rather than just the medication.
In a treatment center, you will have access to:
- Motivational incentives
- Multidimensional family therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Motivational interviewing
All of these types of counseling help you to cope with the side effects of Suboxone.
You can find a treatment center that can help cope with all of the side effects of Suboxone by simply calling 800-533-1341. We can help.