Suboxone withdrawal can be both uncomfortable and frightening. Coming off of Suboxone presents many of the same withdrawal symptoms as the drugs the medication was designed to help gently wean users from, including heroin and other opioids. When a drug treatment center offers Suboxone as an option, you should be very cautious. Most likely they are trying to keep you in the recovery loop that eventually leads to more addiction, more treatment, and more suboxone. Replacing one drug with another is not true recovery. Only in the most extreme cases should a clinical physician recommend this as an option, and only for a very short period of time. Much like methadone, suboxone is not an option when it comes to true recovery. Both need a complete detox to start proper rehabilitation. Lets find out more.
Health Risks of Suboxone Withdrawal
The primary symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal include:
- Lack of energy or motivation
- Muscle cramping
- General pain
- Nausea and vomiting
Beyond these lesser health risks of Suboxone withdrawal are any issues that the sudden absence of the drug may cause within the patient’s body. There could be underlying health problems that may be exacerbated or made more serious during withdrawal from Suboxone or any drug.
Mental issues may also worsen and become more inflammatory or serious during withdrawal. Serious depression may cause the addict to feel suicidal or even act on that impulse. People suffering from disorders such as PTSD can be highly vulnerable to any environmental or physical changes, resulting in potential harm to the addicts themselves or others.
Health risks of Suboxone withdrawal are very individualized and require equally personalized supervision during detoxification. Beyond detox, those underlying problems must be addressed along with the drug abuse and addiction, within a comprehensive rehabilitative treatment program. Without that second phase of help beyond detox, addictive behaviors will most likely cause relapse.
After Detox: Evidence-Based Recovery
Northlake Recovery provides recovery for Suboxone users within a comprehensive treatment program comprised of therapies designed from and founded in scientific research. This evidence-based recovery includes a variety of therapeutic methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.
To supplement the scientific approach of treatment, peer group therapy is also a major component at Northlake Recovery. Peer support within the group therapy setting is effective at providing a recovering addict or substance abuser with the self-awareness, social confidence, empathy, insight and general support that one-on-one therapies cannot. These aspects of peer group therapy are invaluable tools for lifelong recovery.
You Have To Take the First Step
Just as there are phases to slipping into addiction, there are phases for coming out of it. One of the first phases is that of gaining education or awareness of available treatment methods. What launches real recovery is the connection between a quality treatment program and the addict or loved ones.
Withdrawal from Suboxone in a safe, professional setting. Call Northlake Recovery today at (561)-770-6616 and begin the healing process.