Opioid addiction is a chronic medical condition that results from changes in the brain. It isn’t a mental or moral weakness. Breaking free from substance abuse takes much more than willpower. At IMS Pain Management, patients looking to withdraw from opiates can do so comfortably and safely with the use of Suboxone.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a newer combination drug that helps for detox from prescription opioid addiction. It is a mixture of naloxone and buprenorphine. What makes suboxone unique and valuable in treating an addiction is that it acts the same as any other opiate when it comes to suppressing pain. It also makes it impossible to get high on other opiates while taking Suboxone. Suboxone virtually stops any withdrawal symptoms from opiate drugs that may include:
Common symptoms of opioid withdrawal may include:
- Large pupils
- Goosebumps and chills
- Nausea and vomiting
- Body aches and pains
- Negative moods and agitation
Suboxone is used to treat opiate addiction and dependency and can be extremely helpful in getting over one of the hardest parts of an addiction—opiate withdrawal pain.
How Suboxone Works
Suboxone will activate opioid receptors, reducing drug craving and preventing withdrawals. When you are using opiates, your brain needs ever-increasing amounts of the drug to feel normal. Suboxone can help you get off the roller coaster without feeling horrible. It makes an excellent recovery tool.
The Science of Suboxone
Suboxone is a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine and mimics the effect of opiates.
Buprenorphine sits in the opiate receptors and blocks them so you don’t go into withdrawal while buprenorphine binds tightly to keep it at a steady level in your blood throughout the day.
If you or a loved one suffers from addiction, speak with one of our expert physicians today to discuss Suboxone options. Medications, along with counseling, can improve your chances of success to break free from addiction and stay on the road to recovery.