It may seem counterintuitive that there is a need for Suboxone detox when the medication itself is a common treatment for heroin, methadone, and other opiate dependencies.
Suboxone is chemically engineered to remain in your opiate receptors and blocks other opiates from having an effect. Many patients who have been treated with Suboxone will stay with maintenance for an extended time and are unable to relinquish the medication without help, even if they try to wean off slowly, from a drug detox center. Buprenorphine, one of the critical components of Suboxone, is 20 to 30 times more potent than morphine.
An addiction to Suboxone can be just as severe as the initial opiate addiction, and today more and more people are seeking help to free themselves from this chemical dependency. New Start Recovery provides a Suboxone detox center that has vast experience dealing with helping individuals recover.
How to Detox from Suboxone
New Start offers a sub-acute Suboxone detox where clients complete a supervised ten-day tapering off of the drug. Supervised withdrawal is highly recommended as the post-acute withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous for an individual who has become dependent on Suboxone. Common withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Cold or flu-like symptoms
- Mood swings
- Respiratory depression
These symptoms will be less severe and shorter than those experienced from the withdrawal from heroin, OxyContin, or methadone, but addiction to any substance will create a withdrawal period. New Start is committed to ensuring a thorough, safe, and responsibly managed treatment to patients. The benefit of an inpatient program is not only the comfortable and safe environment but a stripping away of influences that may have contributed to the physical or emotional addiction. When stress, pain, or underlying mental conditions are perpetuating substance abuse, our inpatient environment will allow patients to focus on the goal of achieving sobriety.
Discover How New Start Recovery’s Suboxone Detox Center Can Help
The process of how to detox from Suboxone begins with an initial health assessment involving physical examination, including a visual screening of the patient, to establish a comprehensive evaluation of each client.
Our clinical staff members have experience working with individuals detoxing from Suboxone, and it’s important to generate a basic knowledge of medical history, history of abuse, and personal well-being, psychological and emotional condition. Variables such as age, number of years using, the amount used per week, family history, and any underlying mental disorders are considered to develop an effective treatment plan.
Our professionals work together with clients to draw up a treatment plan incorporating daily individual and group therapy sessions. All aspects of treatment are outlined clearly, so our clinical staff, patients, and their family or support system are on the same page. Throughout detox, we work with clients to outline a long-term treatment plan in preparation to transition successfully to the next phase of recovery.
Reach out to us today at 833.433.0448 to learn more.