Subutex offers real hope for a sober future if you struggle with opioid addiction. This effective opiate substitute used during detox enables you to wean off your drug of choice, instead of feeling the ill effects of going “cold turkey.” Using the medication gives people just like you an 80 percent success rate in sobriety at six months. Compared to methadone’s 50 percent success rate for the same time period, using this type of detox makes sense for many people.
After you finish detox, you need rehab treatment. While detox helps your body cleanse itself of physical dependence on your drug, rehab helps you learn how to stay sober. In rehab, you learn relapse prevention, coping skills, and life skills. This means learning about your triggers, temptations, stress reactions and causes of your addiction during therapy.
Subutex detoxification substitutes buprenorphine for opioids in your detox program. This method keeps you from going into opioid withdrawal, whether you used morphine, heroin, prescription painkillers, or any other opioid in your addiction. The detox professionals then wean you off of your medication gradually or help you get through a rapid detox using Subutex.
Without this buprenorphine detox, you would suffer a wide range of opioid withdrawal effects, including:
When you begin buprenorphine treatment, it starts with a health exam, screening process, and addiction assessment. Through the information gained by these screenings, your individual treatment plan takes shape. This plan includes the help you need for comfortable, healthy, and safe withdrawal.