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Choosing the Best Drug or Alcohol Treatment

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Before you decide on a course of treatment, consider your basic mental and physical health needs. Explore all available options and remember, knowledge is your best friend.

Buprenorphine: The Opiate Used to Treat Addiction

Buprenorphine 2mg sublingual tablets. Buprenorphine opiate used to treat addiction

During his last State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned the nation’s growing opiate addiction problem as an area of concern. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 2.5 million Americans struggle with addiction to prescription opioids or heroin. One of the most prominent and strongly promoted treatments is the use […]

Buprenorphine Precautions

Safe pain management is possible and has become such an issue as more and more cases of opiate abuse, addiction and fatal overdose have been reported. All medications in the opiate class, including buprenorphine, carry certain warnings and precautions because of their potency and potential to lead to problems. Buprenorphine can be used for pain […]

Dangers of Home Detox with Buprenorphine

Physicians prescribe Buprenorphine to help people detox from opiates. It’s a prescription medication that makes up Suboxone and Subutex but it too can become habit forming. Some people who use buprenorphine to detox from drugs like heroin or OxyContin develop a reliance on it, physically and/or mentally. When the goal is to become completely opiate free, patients […]

Buprenorphine Warnings & Safety Information

Buprenorphine, marketed under names including Suboxone, Subutex and Buprenex, can be used for pain management but is most often prescribed to treat opiate addiction. Access to the potent drug is restricted to curtail illegal diversion. In order to prescribe Suboxone and Subutex, doctors must first be approved to administer office-based treatment. This clearance must come […]

Buprenorphine Withdrawal

Buprenorphine is a partial agonist (used in brand name medications such as Suboxone and Subutex) usually, used to treat opioid addiction, because of it’s opiate formulation Buprenorphine withdrawal can be lengthy and challenging.  Claims have been made that the drugs have a milder degree of physical dependence, and for that reason, it produces a  milder […]

Buprenorphine Rapid Detox

Buprenorphine detox can be difficult because it falls into the opiate category, usually causing both long term emotional and physiological dependence. Now we can offer a much easier option called Buprenorphine Rapid Detox. Traditional drug rehab treatment methods for Buprenorphine addiction – talk therapy and medicinal treatment to lessen the pain of withdrawal – often have less than 10% […]

Buprenorphine Abuse

Buprenorphine is sold in the U.S. under the brand names Suboxone and Subutex, narcotic drugs that are used to treat opiate addiction. Though it was developed as a safer alternative to addiction than methadone, both drugs have their own potential for misuse, abuse and dependence. Though safeguards were built in during development stages, aiming to […]

Buprenorphine Can Require Opiate Detox

Sometimes, drugs prescribed to help you have the opposite effect. Opiate narcotics such as buprenorphine are typically prescribed to treat opiate dependence. The problem is, buprenorphine can be habit-forming as well, to the point where detox may be necessary. Buprenorphine works by attaching to the receptors in the brain and nervous system. It helps prevent withdrawal […]

Understanding Buprenorphine’s Role in Opiate Detoxification

Understanding Buprenorphine’s Role in Opiate Detoxification While medications are designed to aid, they can sometimes lead to dependency, especially within the realm of opiate treatment. Buprenorphine, a drug commonly prescribed to mitigate opiate dependence, has its own potential for habit formation, necessitating a careful approach to detoxification. How Buprenorphine Works Buprenorphine acts on the brain […]