Physicians often prescribe people Subutex as a treatment meant to wean them from opiate addiction. Others may take it recreationally for the sense of euphoria it can produce. Either way, use could lead to problems including addiction and overdose. Subutex is also an opiate, considered to be opiate “replacement” or “substitution” therapy. The Waismann Method offers renowned opiate detox and considers “replacements” such as Subutex, Suboxone and methadone to be risky, possibly swapping one addiction for another.
Subutex is the brand name for buprenorphine and comes in tablet form. Possible side effects can include chills, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, sweating, vomiting and headaches. Patients should take all prescription drugs, including Subutex, as prescribed to avoid possible problems. Subutex is known as a central nervous system depressant. Mixing it with other drugs or substances that have similar effects could have deadly consequences. These include alcohol, other opiates, sleeping medications, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, sedatives and hypnotics. Mixing these can lead to difficulty breathing, sedation, drowsiness, unconsciousness or death.
Warnings on Subutex Use Include Overdose and Addiction
Using Subutex along with other substances can lead to a potentially deadly overdose. This can also happen among those people who take too much Subutex. When taking it as prescribed, therapeutic levels rarely cause an overdose. Signs of overdose can include pinpoint pupils, seizures, dizziness, slowed or difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, confusion and coma. Sudden cessation of use after a lengthy period can cause some withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, diarrhea, fever, sneezing, runny nose, goose bumps, abnormal skin sensations, vomiting, nausea, pain, rigid muscles, rapid heartbeat, shivering, tremors, sweating and insomnia.
Repeated use of Subutex can cause addiction. Many Subutex rehab and detox centers exist to address the problem. Waismann Method is known in the field to offer superior opiate detox that doesn’t rely on the use of opiate replacements to get patients well. Treating an addiction to one opiate with another opiate is not the best solution. Our program offers an opiate-free Subutex detox that is safe, effective and humane. We eliminate the physical opiate addiction at the source, once and for all. Our goal is to get patients back on their feet quickly and safely.
Waismann Method: The Responsible Choice for Opiate Detox
After choosing Waismann Method, patients check into a hospital for 2 to 4 days to receive pre-examination and screening for any possible underlying medical issues. We then provide a medical detox that uses intravenous medication to remove the Subutex from patients’ opiate receptors while blunting the withdrawal response. This happens in less than two hours while patients rest lightly under sedation. The procedure accelerates the withdrawal process and patients awaken without the conscious awareness this phase has passed. This allows patients to essentially skip this painful and degrading phase and allows patients to move forward quickly with recovery. Once discharged, we transfer patients to our Domus Retreat aftercare center for continue transitional care.