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Does Suboxone treatment work?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 26, 2018 1:53:01 PM

does suboxone treatment work

Addiction is a complex and chronic disease, but it is treatable. Treatment options like medication assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone can help you overcome opioid addiction.


What is Suboxone treatment?

Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) is used in medication assisted treatment (MAT) to help people struggling with addiction to opioids achieve sobriety. It works in two ways. Buprenorphine has similar side effects to opioids. However, this effect is weaker than drugs like heroin and methadone and levels off after moderate doses. Because of this, and together with naloxone, it can help prevent the risk of relapse and misuse.

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Suboxone and addiction

Suboxone has side effects similar to opioids. As such, it can be misused. This is why it’s important to only use Suboxone under the supervision of a medical professional and as part of a treatment program such as medication assisted treatment (MAT). To prevent the abuse of Suboxone, you should make sure your doctor is aware of other medications you are taking and that you have stopped the use of illegal drugs, alcohol or any sedatives that can slow your breathing.

Does Suboxone treatment work?

According to the National Institutes of Health, Suboxone effectively reduces opioid abuse. Nearly half (49%) of 600 participants seeking treatment for opioid abuse were able to reduce their use of prescription painkillers after completing a 12-week treatment program with Suboxone.

Find Suboxone treatment in Florida

Suboxone treatment is ideal for people who have been diagnosed with opioid dependency and who are ready to follow the guidelines of an addiction treatment program such as medication assisted treatment (MAT). If you are looking for addiction treatment in Central Florida, we have counseling centers in Kissimmee, St. Cloud and Longwood that provide medication assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone.

Recovery from addiction is possible and treatment is available. Choose recovery, today.


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