Suboxone (buprenorphine) is an FDA-approved opioid medication used in treating opioid dependence. It is effective for treating opioid withdrawal and preventing relapse to opioid use. Suboxone is the brand name for a prescription medication used in treating those addicted to opioids, illegal or prescription. It contains the ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, blocks the opiate receptors and reduces a person’s urges. The second ingredient, naloxone, helps reverse the effects of opioids. Together, these drugs work to prevent withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid addiction.
Suboxone has become the preferred treatment medication for opioid addiction. It is now used more than methadone, which can be habit-forming.
While Suboxone can help you manage the symptoms of withdrawal that come from quitting opioids, it’s important to find a comprehensive treatment program. Counseling and therapy can help you target your underlying reason for opioid use, and find new ways to cope with pain and stress. Addiction is a disease that deserves the same compassionate, knowledgeable care team as any other ailment. We want to be with you as you take your first step to recovery. We are here to help with the pandemic of opioid addiction sweeping across Ohio. We believe everyone deserves to live a life free from addiction and with hope for a happy healthy future.