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Buprenorphine Treatment, Addiction and Detoxification Options

Buprenorphine is an opioid medication mostly used for the treatment of opioid addiction. Although this medication has become the standard of care for those suffering from opioid addiction issues, in a large number of cases, the patient becomes addicted to the buprenorphine itself. Because buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, the drug creates less euphoria, which provides a  lower potential for misuse. The idea behind buprenorphine treatment is that it is a safer alternative when compared with full opioid agonists such as oxycodone and heroin.

It is important to remember that with most cases of opioid use disorder, the first step to an effective treatment is a successful detoxification.

Buprenorphine Addiction

Since buprenorphine base drugs are also opioids, if discontinued, they inevitably will trigger withdrawal symptoms. It is imperative for the safety and success of each patient, that detoxification occur under the care of a physician. When possible, It is a much better option to detox in a full-service hospital while under the direct responsibility of healthcare professionals. Those who attempt to detox on their own, without the proper medical supervision, risk relapsing due to the unbearable symptoms of withdrawal.

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Finding the Best Private Buprenorphine Addiction Treatment Program

Buprenorphine treatment can be painful because the drug falls into the opiate category, causing both long-term mental and physical addiction. Buprenorphine is a popular medication to “treat” opioid addiction. Addiction is a condition that negatively alters brain function. Buprenorphine based drugs are provided to patients, in drug rehabs and maintenance programs. It is a long-term opioid replacement drug. The drug binds to the same receptors as heroin without producing the same high. Although this medication is mainly addiction treatment purposes, it does cause similar withdrawal symptoms to all other opioid drugs. Withdrawal from opioids, including Buprenorphine can be dangerous and life-threatening. Therefore, it is always advisable to undergo detoxification at a medical facility. Physicians can prescribe some medications to minimize withdrawal symptoms while managing vitals.

The Waismann Method of detox under sedation offers an easy and effective Buprenorphine treatment solution for patients that have become physically dependent. Our Buprenorphine treatment combines correcting chemical imbalances, psychological evaluations, and latest medical advancement to control withdrawal and cravings.

The irony of buprenorphine is that we keep providing addictive drugs to treat drug addiction. while expecting positive results.

Detoxing from Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine withdrawal symptoms are quite similar to those of heroin or any other opioid drug; although, it often lasts much longer. Patients may experience uncomfortable symptoms for several weeks. Although symptoms may vary in severity and duration, they are never pleasant.

Some of the most common symptoms are:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle aches
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Intense Cravings
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Sneezing
  • Headache

Those who chose to go cold turkey and endure withdrawal distress for a month, still have to cope with drug cravings. Although buprenorphine withdrawal should dissipate after three weeks, duration of a month or more is not unheard of.

The Waismann Detox team understands the overwhelming challenges you face when trying to detox from a buprenorphine drug. For this reason, we are continuously developing more comfortable and effective forms of medical detoxification. Our buprenorphine treatment is fast, convenient and effective. In this way, you can privately and complete treatment without disrupting your entire life.

Buprenorphine Rapid Detox

The Waismann Treatment carefully provides a rapid opioid detox program to meet the unique needs of each patient that wishes and is ready to come off buprenorphine. By treating patients in a private room of an accredited hospital, we’re able to provide superior care and around the clock medical assistance. Patients are placed under sedation by our quadruple board-certified anesthesiologist and medical director. Different medications are used to induce and speed the withdrawal phase. Nearly 100% of Waismann Treatment Rapid Detox patients achieve complete opioid detoxification.

Anesthesia-assisted rapid detox is a process that occurs while the patient is under sedation, in an Intensive Care Unit of an accredited hospital. This detoxification method uses intravenous medications to cleanse the opioids from the receptor sites.  Most of the withdrawal symptoms occur while the patient is asleep — patients awake opiate-free, without awareness of the withdrawal symptoms that have just happened.

After the rapid detox is complete, the patient is welcome into our private recovery center for a few days. At the recovery center, our team works to assist with any remaining symptoms to ensure the comfort and success of each person. Since our inpatient buprenorphine rapid detox treatment takes days instead of weeks or months, there is minimal disruption to your life. Furthermore, our success rate for opioid detox is much higher than any other buprenorphine treatment available.

Waismann Treatment

Waismann Method for Buprenorphine addiction treatment has combined years of our medical director experience as a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, with a full service accredited hospital and an exclusive post detox recovery retreat. If safety, privacy, and effectiveness of a buprenorphine treatment are what you are looking for,  then Waismann Method ® should be your only choice.

Your treatment success is our victory.  Our patients are often able to return to a productive life in a matter of days. Our Buprenorphine treatment eliminates the need to spend months in hospitals or rehab programs.

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