You or a loved one have been using Suboxone for so long to curb your heroin or morphine addiction that you cant even start to think about weening yourself off of this “temporary” solution. You may have tried, and noticed that you start to go through withdrawal symptoms that may be even worst than the ones you got when you were doing heavy heroin or similar drugs. Sound familiar? You may need profession help to properly detox from Suboxone. Lets find out more about this problem plaguing America right now.
Experiencing Suboxone Withdrawal?
Suboxone (a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone), is often used to combat opioid addiction in treatment facilities and outpatient programs. While Suboxone was specifically designed to prevent heroin or other opioid / withdrawal withdrawal symptoms in detoxifying addicts, it is often misused. A person misusing Suboxone may become physically dependent or psychologically addicted to it.
Symptoms of Suboxone Withdrawal
Someone who is addicted to or physically dependent upon Suboxone may not show any clear signs of substance abuse until they start to go through Suboxone withdrawal. If they are only physically dependent, their body will show physical symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal. If they are also psychologically addicted, they may also exhibit behaviors that include: obsession, compulsion, denial, and a defensive attitude. Once the barrier between denial and admitting the problem is broken, recovery can begin.
Symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal will vary according to how long the medication has been used, amount and frequency of use. Symptoms can vary widely in severity or presence from person-to-person. Symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal include:
- Muscle aches and general body pain
- Excessive sleepiness
- Stomach problems
- Drug cravings
- Chills and sweating
- Concentration problems
Even when Suboxone is used under medical supervision to overcome addiction to heroin or other opiates, there can be some slight physical symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal. The medication is gradually “stepped down” when weaning an individual off of illicit drugs through its use. The weaning can still produce some withdrawal discomfort, however.
After Symptoms of Suboxone Withdrawal Subside: What’s Next?
After the signs of Suboxone withdrawal are over, treatment for the misuse of this drug is still necessary. This is especially true if opioid abuse was the reason why the Suboxone was taken, in the first place. Relapse is always a risk.
The right environment for overcoming drug abuse and addiction may be a reputable addiction treatment center like Northlake Recovery Center in South Florida. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP) treatment program provides recovering drug addicts and those who have abused a wide variety of drugs, including Suboxone, with treatment they need toward a productive, healthy and sober life.
Using evidence-based recovery, including methods like cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and dialectical behavioral therapy, clients of Northlake Recovery Center receive treatment they need for lifelong sobriety. Peer group therapy and family counseling add personalized and socially supportive aspects to the well-rounded program.
The most important step one can take in recovery of self or a loved one from Suboxone or other drug abuse or addiction is that of entering treatment. Through treatment, a happy, healthy and sober future begins with the first call. Call us today at (561)-770-6616 and see if your health insurance policy will pay for rehab.