Suboxone Addiction Treatment
We’ve been helping men and women get off Suboxone for years – with great success. For you, we offer one of the most effective and comfortable withdrawal treatment plans available. Our cutting edge Suboxone addiction treatment is fast, gentle, and effective. It bridges the gap between wanting to quit Suboxone and actually quitting. Continuing with an addiction therapy program provides lasting support so you can create a fulfilling life in recovery. It’s a powerful solution that really works.
In hindsight, it’s obvious that there’s a potential for developing a dependence to Suboxone. The reason is that buprenorphine, which is the main active ingredient in Suboxone, is itself an opioid narcotic. Since buprenorphine is an opioid narcotic, it is inevitable that withdrawal symptoms will develop when you try to quit. The symptoms may be less severe than heroin withdrawal symptoms. However, detox is typically longer because of the very long elimination half-life of buprenorphine.
We do not recommend that you detox yourself. We know the downside of cold turkey Suboxone detox – it is not pleasant. In fact, it is never a good idea to detox off Suboxone without professional help. We’ve seen the results of men and women who insist on doing it their way and it’s ugly. Detox does not have to be a disgusting and messy affair.
Suboxone Addiction Treatment for Recovery
If you find yourself stuck on Suboxone but you want to stop – we can help. We have been handling Suboxone detox since 2003, which is the year after Suboxone was FDA approved, which occurred on October 8th, 2002. Our team of experts developed a powerful withdrawal treatment program specifically for Suboxone and Subutex. It combines proven pharmacotherapies with powerful supplementation.
The withdrawal treatment plan integrates pharmacotherapies with an ingenious natural approach that rebalances the body’s inhibitory systems. We’re referring to the gabaergic and serotonergic inhibitory systems because these are the two systems that help stave off opioid withdrawal. By supporting the body’s inhibitory systems with natural supplements and suppressing excitatory responses with pharmacotherapies, our clients are able to successfully break their dependence to Suboxone. Our opioid withdrawal treatment program is possibly the most effective and comfortable therapeutic plan ever developed for Suboxone dependence.
What do you do during detox?
It’s important to listen to your body during detox. Make sure to report all adverse reactions to the physician, such as feeling anxious, on edge, or agitated. Physicians are continuously adjusting pharmacotherapies during the detoxification process in order to mask the withdrawal syndrome. By knowing what to expect, you can help the doctor make accurate assessments.
Drug testing for Suboxone for Suboxone Addiction Treatment
These days, when a man or woman applies for a job the employer often requires a drug test as part of the hiring process. On top, you could easily add in a dozen or more random drug tests throughout an employment career. The question that often comes up is, “ Am I protected by HIPAA laws for Suboxone?” The answer is no. The lab does not say whether or not you passed or failed a drug test. The lab only gives results. If you take Suboxone, your blood or urine will indicate the presence of Buprenorphine, which is the main active ingredient in Suboxone.
A savvy employer will know what the presence of buprenorphine indicates, which is a history of substance abuse with opioids. It’s unlikely that you will get a job as a pilot, train conductor, bus driver, or nurse with buprenorphine in your system. If you want that type of career, you will improve your odds by getting off Suboxone. Unused SUBOXONE sublingual films should be disposed of as soon as they are no longer needed. Unused films should be flushed down the toilet.
Before initiating treatment with SUBOXONE sublingual film, explain the points listed below to caregivers and patients.
- Patients should be warned that it is extremely dangerous to self-administer non-prescribed benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants with Suboxone.
- Patients should be advised that SUBOXONE sublingual film contains an opioid that can be a target for people who abuse prescription medications or street drugs. Patients should be cautioned to keep their SUBOXONE in a safe place and to protect them from theft.
- Patients should be instructed to keep SUBOXONE sublingual film in a secure place, out of the sight and reach of children. Accidental or deliberate ingestion by a child may cause respiratory depression that can result in death. Patients should be advised that if a child is exposed to SUBOXONE sublingual film, medical attention should be sought immediately.
- Patients should be advised never to give SUBOXONE sublingual film to anyone else, even if he or she has the same signs and symptoms. It may cause harm or death.
- Patients should be advised that selling or giving away this medication is against the law.
- Patients should be cautioned that SUBOXONE sublingual film may impair the mental or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially dangerous tasks such as driving or operating machinery. Caution should be taken especially during drug induction and dose adjustment and until individuals are reasonably certain that buprenorphine therapy does not adversely affect their ability to engage in such activities.
Additional safety concerns
- Patients should be advised not to change the dosage of SUBOXONE sublingual film without consulting their physician.
- Patients should be advised to take SUBOXONE sublingual film once a day.
- Patients should be advised that if they miss a dose of Suboxone, they should take it as soon as they remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, they should skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the regular time.
- Patients should be informed that SUBOXONE sublingual film can cause drug dependence and that withdrawal signs and symptoms may occur when the medication is discontinued.
- Patients seeking to discontinue treatment with buprenorphine for opioid dependence should be advised to work closely with their physician on a tapering schedule and should be apprised of the potential to relapse to illicit drug use associated with discontinuation of opioid agonist/partial agonist medication-assisted treatment.
- Patients should be cautioned that, like other opioids, SUBOXONE sublingual film may produce orthostatic hypotension in ambulatory individuals.
- Patients should inform their physician if any other prescription medications, over the counter medications, or herbal preparations are prescribed or currently being used.
- Women of childbearing potential who become pregnant or are planning to become pregnant should be advised to consult their physician regarding the possible effects of using SUBOXONE sublingual film during pregnancy.
- Advise women who are breastfeeding to monitor the infant for drowsiness and difficulty breathing.
- Patients should inform their family members that, in the event of an emergency, the treating physician or emergency room staff should be informed that the patient is physically dependent on an opioid and that the patient is being treated with SUBOXONE sublingual film.