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Buprenorphine Withdrawal

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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 withdrawal syndrome following cessation.  But that has not been what our patients have reported to us; actually, their experiences have been quite contrary to these positive statements.
The inevitable buprenorphine withdrawal phase that comes with detox can be a scary time for patients on the road to recovery. In fact, it can keep many people from seeking help for a drug dependency. Advances in the last decade have rendered the suffering nearly obsolete, paving the way for patients to detox in a safe, comfortable and quick manner. The Waismann Method of rapid detox treats patients who have become addicted to buprenorphine and other opiates. The presence of withdrawal indicates a physical addiction to the narcotic medication. Buprenorphine is marketed in the U.S. as Suboxone and Subutex for the management of opiate addiction. It has its own potential to be habit forming and can cause withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms tend to set in after the last dose, peaking between two and five days. They can last a few weeks to a few months and range from mild to severe, depending on a person’s biology and the degree of addiction. Buprenorphine withdrawal should be medically managed in a professional setting to safeguard against health complications.

Buprenorphine Withdrawal Symptoms Can Vary Among Patients

Withdrawal can set in once use is stopped abruptly or even gradually tapered. Symptoms can vary depending on the severity and length of use. The symptoms of buprenorphine withdrawal are similar to those caused by other opiates. These can include mood swings, sleeplessness, restlessness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, aches and pains, headaches, depression, cramps, fever, yawning, strong drug cravings, anxiety, runny nose, sneezing, goose bumps, rigid muscles, shivering, tremors, rapid heartbeat and rigid muscles. People who have taken buprenorphine regularly should gradually decrease their use to minimize withdrawal symptoms. This should be done with help from a medical professional specializing in opiate addiction. Those who abuse prescription drugs tend to have more pronounced withdrawal symptoms to overcome.

Waismann Method: Medically Managed Buprenorphine Withdrawal

The Waismann Method does not believe in using opiate-based drugs to treat opiate addiction. Our pioneering procedure, perfected over the last decade, has successfully treated thousands of patients in a safe, humane and completely confidential setting. In a few days, you can be free of your buprenorphine dependence with our in-hospital procedure. Administered while you are lightly sedated, the procedure uses intravenous medication to cleanse the drug from your opiate receptors. Most of the buprenorphine withdrawal symptoms are accelerated and occur while you are under  sedation. Patients awake opiate-free, without awareness of the withdrawal symptoms that occurred while they slept. We know that our patients don’t have weeks – even months – to spend in a detox or rehabilitation program. The fear of withdrawal doesn’t have to keep you from seeking help. Our ability to medically manage these symptoms will get you back on your feet quicker than other options. And don’t worry; if you feel you need more time to work on your recovery, our Domus Retreat aftercare facility is ready to welcome you.

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