RECOVERY IS Possible
Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Are you or a loved one struggling with opioid addiction and seeking effective treatment options? At Premier Health & Wellness in The Woodlands, Texas, we offer Suboxone treatment, a proven and compassionate approach to overcoming opioid dependence and addiction.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a medication that combines buprenorphine and naloxone. It is designed to reduce opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms while minimizing the risk of misuse. Suboxone is an essential component of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs, which have helped countless individuals regain control of their lives.
How Does Suboxone Work?
Suboxone is a combination medication that contains two active ingredients:
Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist. It binds to the same receptors in the brain as opioids like heroin or prescription pain medications but activates them only partially. This means that it reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms without producing the same intense euphoria or sedation as full opioids.
Naloxone: Naloxone is an opioid antagonist. It is included in Suboxone to deter misuse of the medication. If someone attempts to misuse Suboxone by injecting or snorting it, the naloxone component can trigger withdrawal symptoms and discourage misuse.
Benefits of Suboxone
Reducing Cravings: Buprenorphine helps reduce cravings for opioids, making it easier for individuals to resist the urge to use opioids.
Preventing Withdrawal: Buprenorphine also eases withdrawal symptoms, allowing individuals to stabilize and focus on their recovery.
Blocking the Effects of Other Opioids: The partial agonist action of buprenorphine blocks the euphoric effects of other opioids, making it less likely for individuals to experience a "high" if they attempt to use opioids while on Suboxone.
Minimizing Risk of Overdose: Since Suboxone contains naloxone, it reduces the risk of overdose by discouraging misuse and reversing the effects of other opioids if taken concurrently.
There are several other medications used in MAT programs to treat opioid addiction, including:
Methadone: Methadone is a long-acting opioid agonist that reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It is administered under strict supervision at specialized clinics.
Naltrexone: Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of opioids. It can be used in both oral and injectable forms (e.g., Vivitrol).
Buprenorphine Products: In addition to Suboxone, there are other buprenorphine-based medications used in MAT, such as Subutex (contains only buprenorphine) and Bunavail (buprenorphine/naloxone buccal film).
Sublicade: Sublicade is an extended-release buprenorphine injection administered monthly. It provides continuous buprenorphine delivery, reducing the need for daily dosing.
The choice of medication to treat opioid addiction depends on individual factors, including the severity of addiction, treatment history, and personal preferences. Our team specializes in addiction medicine and can determine the most suitable medication and treatment plan for each patient. MAT has been shown to be effective in helping individuals achieve and sustain recovery from opioid addiction by addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.
Our experienced team at Premier Health & Wellness provides comprehensive care throughout your Suboxone treatment journey. We understand that addiction is a complex medical condition, and we are dedicated to addressing not only the physical aspects but also the emotional and psychological factors that contribute to addiction.
Recovery from opioid addiction is possible, and we are here to help you every step of the way. If you or someone you care about is ready to start Suboxone treatment, please reach out to us and schedule an appointment.
Telehealth Appointments Available:
We recognize that accessibility and convenience are crucial factors in addiction treatment. That's why we offer telehealth appointments, allowing you to consult with our healthcare professionals from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Telehealth appointments make it easier to access the care you need, particularly if you face challenges with transportation or scheduling.