Understanding & Identifying the Solution

Suboxone

Suboxoneis a FDA approved medication used in opiate addiction treatment.  Suboxone comes in the form of a sublingual tablet or film and has the active ingredients of which are buprenorphine and naloxone in a 4:1 ratio.

Buprenorphine competes with the full-agonist opioids (drug) for the opioid receptor.  Buprenorphine has a unique binding ability that is much stronger than a full-agonist opioid, which expels existing opioids and prevents others from attaching to the receptor.  Now, buprenorphine is a partial-agonist which only has a limited opioid effect. This is important because it is just enough to stop withdrawal, but not enough to cause an intense state of euphoria.  Buprenorphine will begin to deplete in 24-72 hours, but still creates a limited opioid effect that is just enough to prevent withdrawal.  It will also continue to block other opioids from attaching to the receptor.

The secondary active ingredient in Suboxone is Naloxone, yet Naloxone does not activate or get absorbed when taken sublingually.  Naloxone is simply an added ingredient of Suboxone to deter injection and to further prevent overdose.  It will block opioid receptors when injected which causes withdrawal symptoms in people who are physically dependent on opioids.

Suboxone Treatment

There are a range of agonizing symptoms that addicts face when trying to stop or reduce the amount of opiates they are taking.  Because of these symptoms, many addicts fear and have doubts of recovering from their opiate addiction.  When choosing Suboxonetreatment, many of these withdrawal symptoms can be avoided and the best part is, you don’t have to do it on your own. Our Medical Professionals slowly help your body acclimate to a drug-free life.  Detoxification is only the first step of the recovery process.  Once your body is free from drugs, then you can start working on your mind through suggested therapy and counseling.  Our doctors help create a foundation for your success by providing you the tools and resources towards a better and healthier lifestyle.

In comparison, our team of doctors and addiction recovery specialists approach addiction recovery patients the same way a physician or endocrinologist would treat a patient with diabetes. Diabetes is life-long chronic condition that can be managed with proper care and support of a medical team of professionals.  The condition “diabetes” is often treated with the medication “insulin” for those who can’t reach their targeted glucose levels.  In diabetes recovery and maintenance, certain lifestyle changes such as exercise, weight management, and sleep improvement are equally important keys to success as the medication itself is.

We feel it is important for our patients to understand that they are not alone, that this is a common “condition.”  Millions of people around the world are affected by addiction, just as millions are affected by a more spoken-about or public condition such as diabetes.  “Addiction” is the condition or the “diabetes” and “Suboxone” is the medication or the “insulin.”  Yet, Suboxoneis often viewed as a cure or miracle drug for addicts to recover from opiate addiction.  Our patient success rate is higher than the average because we help our patients implement fundamental lifestyle changes and provide them with valuable resources and support systems to give them the best chance for a successful recovery.  Just like diabetes, opiate addiction is a life-long chronic condition.  Our doctors will never tell you Suboxoneis the cure, because once you are an addict you will always be an addict. Our objective is to help you manage your addiction with proper Suboxonetreatment, indicative resources for recovery, continual support and healthy lifestyle changes.