How Suboxone Helps to Stop Addiction
Addiction is a growing problem in the United States, and many say that there is an opioid crisis sweeping the nation. Many are addicted to heroin, but many are also addicted to drugs that are gaining in popularity, such as oxycodone and morphine. There is a thriving illegal prescription drug trade going on right now.
Those trying to break an addiction to opioids need a lot more than willpower. They need the help of a licensed addiction professional, and in many cases, they need the help of a drug like suboxone.
What Is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a combination of two drugs in one: Naloxone (an opioid antagonist) and buprenorphine (an opioid activator). Though it may seem like these two drugs cancel each other out, they actually create a balance that makes it easier for the addict to wean from the powerful pull of the opioids. The suboxone makes it easier for the addict to come off the drugs, while also minimizing the side effects that are felt.
Buprenorphine produces effects that are similar to opioids, such as feelings of euphoria. Therefore, addicts can get the same benefits as they would when taking the illegal drugs. Yet the effects are slightly weaker, so the addict is able to slowly reduce dependency on this feeling. Meanwhile, the naloxone binds to opioid receptors to block the effects of the drug. Therefore, it helps the addict further wean from the craving for the drug.
Is Suboxone Safe?
Because suboxone contains buprenorphine, which replicates the effects of opioids, it can become addictive on its own. Therefore, Peoria suboxone doctors must use care when prescribing it, and they must monitor its use and effects carefully.
A study carried out in Rikers Island, a notorious prison, found that 48 percent of inmates who were treated with suboxone entered treatment after their release, compared with only 14 percent of inmates who were given methadone, a popular medication used for treating opioid addiction. The same study found that 93 percent of people who used suboxone said they were planning to continue treatment after release, while only 43 percent of the methadone users said the same thing.
Multiple other studies have shown that suboxone is safe when for use when administered appropriately by doctors who have the right training and experience with it. Right now, only five percent of doctors in the United States are authorized to administer suboxone for the treatment of opioid addiction.
How Corebella Can Help
Suboxone alone cannot treat opioid addiction in AZ. It can help mitigate the effects of opioid addiction and make it a bit easier for addicts to wean themselves physically from the grip of the drug. However, to be truly effective, it must administered in conjunction with a treatment program that includes therapy. The root causes of the addiction must be addressed, and the addict must have the skills to cope with life post-addiction, as well as an appropriate support system.
Corebella Health and Wellness is an addiction treatment center and wellness clinic in Arizona that provides suboxone treatment for opioid addicts, including those addicted to heroin and to prescription drugs like oxycodone. Corebella is one of the leading treatment centers in the Tempe and Glendale area, and our doctors are authorized to administer suboxone and are experienced in using it for effective addiction treatment.
Our Peoria drug rehab center and doctors are compassionate yet professional. They provide effective addiction treatment while also showing care and empathy for patients who are struggling with the destruction of their addiction and the emotional issues that drive it. We provide medication treatment, individual and group therapy, and other services to help patients break free from the grip of their addiction and to learn how to move forward healthily.
We also provide services for the rest of the family, including group therapy and individual counseling. And we provide services for those struggling with other issues, such as overeating, allergies, chronic pain, and more. Our goal is to help patients achieve total health and wellness, including the mind and body. Call us in Arizona today to learn about our suboxone treatment or the other treatment options in our addiction clinic.
Corebella Health & Wellness
2600 E Southern Ave
Suite E-1 Tempe, Arizona 85282
Office: (480) 409-0322
5700 W Olive Ave,
Suite 107 Glendale, AZ 85302
Office: (602) 492-9595
6565 E Greenway Parkway
Suite 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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