Suboxone for Heroin Withdrawal

Making the decision to quit heroin use is one of the best choices you can make for your health and overall livelihood, and for those who care about you the most. But quitting heroin on your own without help can be painful and difficult — especially if you’re struggling with cravings and withdrawal symptoms that influence you to keep using. One of the most effective ways to overcome heroin dependency is to seek treatment at drug rehab centers that offer Suboxone for heroin withdrawal.

If you or someone you love is addicted to heroin or another opioid, understand that help is just a phone call away. Call our 24/7 confidential helpline at 888-646-0865 (Who Answers?) to learn more about drug rehab centers that offer Suboxone for heroin withdrawal.

Understanding Heroin Withdrawal


Many heroin addicts continue using just to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

Heroin and other opioids bind to opioid receptors in the brain and alter brain chemicals, or neurotransmitters, that stimulate the “reward” section of the brain. This means that those who abuse heroin continue to do so in order to feel pain relief, euphoria, and a sense of reward, which fuels addiction. Over time, addicts start taking higher doses of heroin to achieve a more intense feeling of euphoria, and eventually become physically dependent on the drug.

Users who become physically dependent on heroin and abruptly stop taking the drug will experience intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms as their brain chemicals strive to rebalance. Many times, these individuals start reusing heroin just to eliminate cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.

Those who relapse and start using heroin again are at higher risk for an overdose, since these individuals often take higher doses than needed to get high. But opioid addicts who seek treatment at drug rehab centers can gain access to medications such as Suboxone, which help eliminate opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms as patients overcome physical dependency. Using Suboxone to treat opioid addiction is becoming increasingly more widespread across the U.S. in the midst of the country’s ongoing opioid epidemic.

Using Suboxone to Treat Heroin Addiction

Suboxone, along with medications methadone and naltrexone, are recognized by the FDA as effective treatments for opioid addiction. Suboxone mirrors the effects of heroin, but without offering the same feelings of pain relief and euphoria. The medication also blocks the effects of illicit opioids, which means those who relapse and take heroin while using Suboxone at the same time will fail to feel the euphoric effects of heroin.

Suboxone reduces heroin cravings and withdrawal symptoms so patients can focus on overcoming the psychological causes of addiction while also overcoming physical dependency. This treatment method is highly effective for individuals who struggle with quitting heroin due to experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone treatment is also ideal for those who have tried quitting heroin several times in the past, but relapse due to cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

If you’re struggling with heroin addiction and want to stop using, call our 24/7 confidential helpline at 888-646-0865 (Who Answers?)  to learn more about Suboxone for heroin withdrawal. Our caring addiction specialists will speak with you about the benefits of Suboxone treatment, and connect you with drug rehab centers or clinics that treat heroin addiction and dependency.

Is Suboxone Safe When Still Using Heroin?

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