Many people start using Suboxone, a medication developed through combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, for weaning from heroin or other opioids. Others start using the medication regularly as a substitute for other illicit drugs. Regardless of the original motivation for starting the drug, once physical dependence is realized, it’s necessary to undergo detox for Suboxone addiction.
Why Is Detox for Suboxone Addiction Necessary?
Suboxone, like opioids or other abused drugs, presents withdrawal symptoms in people trying to stop using it. While Suboxone may be used to wean individuals off of heroin without painful and unbearable withdrawal, people addicted to this medication actually end up going through many of the same withdrawal symptoms of heroin itself.
To determine if you’re physically dependent and need detox for Suboxone addiction, simply determine if you suffer withdrawal symptoms after not using the medication for a short period of time. If symptoms occur, then the body is addicted and you will need detox for Suboxone addiction.
Common withdrawal symptoms of the drug, and those indicating you need detox for Suboxone addiction, include:
- Void of energy
- Absence of personal motivation
- Muscle cramping
- General pain
- Fever or chills
- Irritability or agitation
After detox for Suboxone addiction, continuation of recovery through a comprehensive rehabilitative treatment program is needed for long-term sobriety.
Rehabilitative Treatment Done Right
In peaceful, rejuvenating surroundings, a comprehensive program of treatment with Northlake Recovery provides needed evidence-based recovery for treatment of the addict’s whole being. This ensures that underlying problems that motivated or caused drug abuse and addiction to occur in the first place are addressed through the right therapies to provide lifelong sobriety.
Effective treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, dialectical behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy are just some of the means available for addressing underlying problems of the individual’s addiction.
Peer group therapy provides a well-rounded, socially supportive network of empathetic individuals who are able to work together to overcome both group-wide and individual problems in recovery. Peers learn from each other, understand themselves more through participation and become both socially and psychologically more self-aware, as a result. This empowerment is supplemented through family counseling to help repair damaged relationships, provide family members with education about the disease of addiction and support family members through their aspects of recovery.
Together, all of these programs form a comprehensive rehabilitative treatment program designed to ensure the recovering individual is afforded the greatest opportunity and life skills needed for lifelong sobriety. Perhaps the most critical aspect of this pathway to recovery is that of making the first call to Northlake Recovery at (561)-770-6616, so we can answer your questions and help you or your loved one begin a return to a more productive life.