Suboxone Treatment May Help You Stop Taking Opioids
Suboxone® (buprenorphine) is a prescription medication specifically designed for individuals who want to stop taking opioids. Opioids are highly effective pain relievers; however, they are not intended for long-term use. Opioids can alter your brain chemistry and cause long-term damage. The World Health Organization and National Institute on Drug Abuse have classified opioid dependency as a “long-term brain disease.”
If you were given Vicodin® or Percocet® for pain and became addicted to it, Suboxone therapy may help. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe, but Suboxone can reduce or eliminate those symptoms. This can be especially beneficial for individuals who may not be able to manage withdrawal symptoms on their own. Old age, disability, or other disease can make withdrawal from opioids even more challenging.
Throughout your therapy, your pain doctor will administer Suboxone and monitor you with frequent visits in our office. Once you have discontinued using drugs and no longer have cravings or side effects, your doctor will decrease your Suboxone dosage. The length of time you will continue taking Suboxone is individualized according to your needs.
With treatment and time, brain health and chemical balance can be restored. Suboxone therapy is available for eligible patients of SEPA Pain Management.