When in recovery, specific types of medication are typically prescribed to help your body more easily cope with the changes you must make to begin anew. As you might expect, each doctor typically prefers to provide patients with a different medication. In general, however, Suboxone has become the preferred treatment aid, particularly in helping people recover from opioid use. In fact, Suboxone is now used more than methadone, which can be habit-forming.
Today, many people use Suboxone at the start of addiction treatment, as well as in continuing treatment and recovery. As you begin treatment at Kemet, your doctor or addiction counselor can help you come up with a personalized treatment plan and determine how to best use the medication to your benefit.
Suboxone is a “combination” medication, so named because it contains two primary ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone.
Together, these drugs can help prevent the terrible withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid addiction, as well as help to discourage relapse. This allows a patient in recovery to focus on doing just that, with fewer physical and psychological distractions.
Suboxone helps alleviate and potentially eliminate opioid withdrawal symptoms along with cravings. When first starting Suboxone, you may still feel uncomfortable due to some initial withdrawal symptoms. Over time, however, any discomfort should fade away, and your Suboxone will become a regular part of your life - at least until it is time to reduce your dose and cease use entirely.
While it can make a big difference in how patients feel, Suboxone alone cannot help someone fully recover. However, when it is combined with counseling and other forms of support, it can be highly effective in helping patients recover from addiction. Recovery is complex.
This is why Kemet Health offers a full range of services that work within these guidelines. Our counseling and therapy will help you target your underlying reason(s) for opioid use and find new ways to cope with pain and stress - reducing your risk of relapse over time.