How Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Can Be Helpful in Treating Opiate Use Disorder

How Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Can Be Helpful in Treating Opiate Use Disorder

Opiate Use Disorder is another name for Opiate Addiction, and no matter what you call it, It Can Be Deadly!

Over 42,000 Americans died last year alone from Opiate overdoses.

There is a medication called Buprenorphine which is contained in the drug Suboxone. Buprenorphine is also an Opiate, but it is markedly different from all other Opiates. That is because it blocks itself, unlike all the other Opiates which do not do this. All other Opiates can cause overdoses and deaths, but Buprenorphine does not have the same liability. The more Buprenorphine that one takes, the less it works and the less one takes, the better it works.

Buprenorphine is also known as Substitution treatment, because the Opiates the person was abusing (and which could lead to a fatal overdose), is replaced by the Buprenorphine. Then, the Buprenorphine is gradually decreased until the person is doing fine without it. This can take some time, depending on how long the person had the problem in the first place.

The goals of treatment with Buprenorphine are to (1). Not die, and (2). To Function better. It is not converting one addiction to another, but instead, it involves turning an addict into a patient, where the treatment is carefully monitored by regular doctor visits and drug testing. There is no treatment that is more effective than Buprenorphine in preventing overdoses and deaths from Opiates.

If you or a loved one is suffering with an Opiate problem, call for help today: 601-261-9101. Or online at: There’s Still Hope!

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