What I Learned from Long Term Suboxone Use
In 2002 suboxone was approved for use in addiction detoxification and rehabilitation. This new drug offered the perfect solution for drug rehabilitation because it allows relief from the actual drug and motivation to feel recovery is possible. One of the goals was to reduce some of the effects of opiate addiction: poverty, unemployment, violent crime.
Treatment centers, doctors, and other addict specialists recommend suboxone. And there is evidence that in the short term, the medication is effective. However, the longer a user takes any drug, the larger the effect of the drug. Short term use of suboxone can help the addict feel capable of success when he or she enters treatment. But long term use has serious risks. Suboxonedrugsrehabs.com can help with addiction to suboxone; call us today at 800-533-1341.
Risks of taking Suboxone
Short term studies show that suboxone is effective in the first few months. After that, users found the risks to be higher than the feeling of success.
- High rate of addiction: The opiate effect of the buprenorphine keeps your body needing the opiate. The drug doesn’t stop your addiction.
- Makes user feel emotionally empty: The naloxone blocks emotions which can worsen your ability to manage them.
- Causes abnormal brain activity: Over time, the drug unpredictably changes brain receptors so that your mind functions differently.
- Little research into long term results: Drug manufacturers have not conducted long range studies into the effect of the drug.
How it affects the body
- Blocks feeling: Small doses (2mg) blocks some emotions while higher doses numb the user.
- Does not effectively reduce the need for the opiate: The two drugs that make up suboxone only numb feeling and blunt the euphoric effect.
- Alters how the person manages stress and high emotion: Because the drug acts on the part of the brain that controls emotion.
- Reroutes the brain with long term use: Suboxone affects the brain so over time it permanently effects brain functioning.
Suboxone should be limited to those who have already developed an addiction to an opiate. Taken without supervision can have serious consequences. Addiction treatment requires hard thinking. Once a drug user has started a treatment program, he or she needs to feel success. But if he or she continues use of the treatment drug, the addiction changes from the opiate of choice to suboxone.
There are recovery programs for suboxone too. They require the same method of recovery: detox, making up a plan, then a program to guide the user through. If you are addicted to suboxone, please contact us at Suboxonedrugsrehabs.com by calling 800-533-1341.