Suboxone® helps people who abuse opioid drugs overcome their addiction. Some people get hooked on heroin, while others develop a problem after taking prescription painkillers. Whatever opioid addiction you have, visit United Physician Group for expert care. The practice has offices in Douglasville, Conyers, and Hampton, Georgia, and Piedmont, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. At any of them, you can receive Suboxone treatment as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program for drug addiction. Call the nearest office today or use the online booking form to learn how you can benefit from Suboxone treatment.
You might benefit from Suboxone treatment at United Physician Group if you have a substance abuse or addiction disorder. Opioids include illegal narcotics (heroin) and prescription painkillers (including morphine, oxycodone, and fentanyl).
Opioid abuse and addiction have become widespread problems across the United States. It causes many mental and physical health concerns, from depression and anxiety to poor nutrition, heart problems, and breathing difficulties. Many people die each year from abusing opioids.
When you first get hooked on them, opioids cause feelings of euphoria (intense pleasure). But as your body gets used to the drug, the effects are harder to achieve. You take the opioid more often and in larger quantities. You might try different methods of use or look for more potent sources.
Meanwhile, the obsession with your opioid of choice takes your time and focus away from everyday life. People with severe addictions can lose their homes, jobs, and families, and some turn to crime to fund their habits. If you’re in this position, Suboxone treatment offers you a lifeline.
Suboxone is a medication that helps you through the withdrawal process that happens when you stop taking opioids. It reduces the unpleasant effects of withdrawal, including cravings, nausea and vomiting, shaking, and sweating. Suboxone contains buprenorphine and naloxone:
Buprenorphine is an opioid drug that doesn’t cause euphoria like other opioids. It only partially activates the receptors in your brain that create euphoria. Buprenorphine has been approved by the FDA to treat the pain that other medicines don’t relieve.
Naloxone blocks the brain’s opioid receptors. It helps you avoid side effects like sleepiness and low blood pressure (hypotension).
You can take Suboxone as a sublingual pill that goes under your tongue or a film that you put inside your cheek, where they stay in place while they dissolve. Swallowing Suboxone is less effective than dissolving it in your mouth because much of its effectiveness is lost in the digestive process.
Your United Physician Group provider can also prescribe buprenorphine as a patch, sublingual spray, or injection.
Suboxone is part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program. MAT combines medications with expert drug counseling, offering the best chance of successful withdrawal and preventing relapses.
Call United Physician Group today or book an appointment online to learn how Suboxone treatment can help you beat your addiction.