Opioid dependence is an increasingly serious epidemic affecting millions of people around the world. As this problem grows, healthcare providers are searching for more effective treatment options. One such option is Suboxone, a combination drug used to treat opioid addiction.
Unlike other medications used to treat opioid dependence, Suboxone combines buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine works as a partial opioid agonist, meaning it binds to opioid receptors in the brain to reduce opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms without producing the same euphoric effects associated with full agonists like heroin or fentanyl. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of opioids if taken in larger doses or if someone tries to misuse the medication.
Suboxone can be prescribed by a healthcare provider through an office-based or telehealth setting. While short-term side effects are associated with Suboxone, such as nausea and fatigue, long-term use has been found to be generally safe and helpful in reducing opioid cravings.
For those struggling with opioid dependence, Suboxone can provide a much-needed lifeline while they begin their road to recovery. With proper monitoring and guidance from a mental health professional, this medication can help individuals regain control of their lives and make positive changes for their future. Safe Haven Health offers safe, online addiction treatment using Suboxone. To make an appointment, click here!