The most effective treatment currently available for the treatment of Opiate Use Disorder is with a medication called Buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone or Subutex, Suboxone is an Opiate, but it is different from the others because of the fact, that it contains built in blocking properties. What that means is, that Buprenorphine tends to block itself, so the more a person takes, the less it works and the less they take, the better it works.
For that reason, it is much safer than the Opiates in terms of causing deaths. In the past ten years in the U.S., over 250,000 Americans have died from accidental Opiate overdoses. In the same ten-year period, it’s estimated that about 600 people of died in America from Buprenorphine, and most of those are from taking several kinds drugs at once. If one looks at the statistics, it does seem as though treatment with Buprenorphine is about 4000 times safer than the other Opiates, especially in preventing deaths from overdoses.
That is a huge benefit of Suboxone treatment!
One cannot really get high on Suboxone, at least not as high as the other Opiates. Suboxone reduces the withdrawal symptoms from Opiates, so one is not sick. Also, Suboxone reduces cravings, so the person doesn’t think about Opiates all the time. Bad cravings can lead to relapses as deaths from overdoses. Finally, Suboxone has what is known as a Ceiling Effect, meaning that the person does not need to take higher and higher dose over time, like with all the other Opiates. In fact, most people take less and less, not more and more.
If you or someone you know is having a problem with Opiates and needs help, contact The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi at 601.261.9101. Don’t delay. Or, check out the website: www.TheDrugandAlcoholDetoxClinic.com. You can also like their Facebook page for more information. There’s Still Hope!