When used as a treatment for addiction and abuse, buprenorphine can suppress the symptoms of withdrawal, reduce cravings, and encourage abstinence. It is seen as a suitable drug for opioid withdrawal due to its milder effects and the fact that there is a much lower potential for abuse and addiction.
Opioid use disorder is one of the most prevalent addiction problems worldwide. Buprenorphine is used as a medication to treat this disorder, but in countries where buprenorphine is unavailable in combination with naloxone, diversion can be a problem if the medication is given outside a hospital setting.
When Subutex is ingested, it travels to the brain where it binds to opioid receptors. Here, it will cause the user to experience feelings of pleasure and mild euphoria. However, the extent of these positive feelings is much weaker than the positive feelings experienced when heroin is consumed.
Buprenorphine is prescribed during detoxification from heroin, hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone and other opioids. It can help lower the potential for opioid drug misuse and diminish cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting heroin and other opiates, but it can be addictive. Buprenorphine has the ability to transfer the addiction to the substance itself.
The buprenorphine detox phase is followed by psychotherapy and behavioural treatment within our residential rehab programme. The aim is to create the proper environment to facilitate the patient’s personal growth. This involves addressing the underlying psychological aspects that led to someone’s buprenorphine addiction, teaching patients how to identify triggers and improve coping skills such as assertiveness, self-confidence, inner strength.
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Subutex is a trade name for a drug known as buprenorphine HCI and is presented in tablet form. However, you do not swallow a Subutex tablet. Instead, you must allow the tablet to dissolve under your tongue. Subutex tablets are available in either 2 mg or 8 mg captules.
Even though subutex is a drug used to help people stop abusing opiates, this substance can also be highly addictive if misused. Subutex that is not administered in a medically monitored detox setting has the potential to cause another dependency issue for users and unfortunately, the vicious cycle of addiction won’t end.