What is Suboxone and how does it work?
Suboxone is a treatment option used to help manage opioid dependence. Heroin, oxycodone and painkillers are common opioid drugs. Suboxone is a prescription medication containing a mixture of buprenorphine and naloxone, which are active ingredients that work to reduce the symptoms of opiate addiction. When used correctly, Suboxone can help alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression during treatment.
What are the benefits of Suboxone?
- Suboxone helps you wean off opioids over time, making the physical symptoms of detox more manageable than quitting cold-turkey.
- Suboxone reduces your withdrawal symptoms and narcotic cravings, giving you more ability to focus on your recovery.
- Suboxone is easy to take and generally absorbs into the blood stream within minutes. Dosage is typically reduced over a short period of time to help ensure safety.
*Please note, it is important to understand the side effects and risks with this medication.
How do I know if Suboxone is right for me?
To see if Suboxone is the right treatment option for you, call Maine Recovery Center at 800-A SOBER U (800-276-2378). Our addiction specialists will work with you, as well as mental health professionals, to determine the best path for your recovery. Call now and let today be your independence day.