Suboxone/ Opioid Addiction Treatment
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a prescription medication used to treat opioid use disorder. Suboxone has two components: Buprenorphine and Naloxone.
How Does Suboxone Help?
Suboxone is used in treating individuals addicted to opioids. It binds to opioid receptors and acts as a pain relief medication in the Central Nervous System. It also has analgesic properties (relieving pain).
How Does Suboxone Work?
Suboxone suppresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings. This makes it easier for you to stop using or cut down to focus on other activities that are important to you.
Can Suboxone Cause Overdose?
It is hard to overdose on Suboxone by taking too much. However, it is dangerous if Suboxone is mixed with alcohol, benzodiazepines, or other sedating drugs. Mixing with these drugs increases your risk of overdose.
Does Suboxone Have Side Effects?
Side effects are different for different people. They are usually mild and may include constipation, nausea, headache, and insomnia.
How Long do I Need to Take Suboxone?
Everybody is different. Many people may benefit from long-term treatment; others may need Suboxone for a shorter time.