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What Is Suboxone Used For?

LICR’s Medication Assisted Treatment Series: What Is Suboxone Used For?

Suboxone has quickly established itself as the preferred medication assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid addiction, which is also known as (MOUD). (MOUD), or Medications for opioid use disorder such as Suboxone, is the number one combatant to this already growing epidemic. Today we will review what suboxone is used for, and what makes it so successful in its treatment of addiction.

What Is Suboxone Used For?

Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction. It is typically prescribed for treatment of short-acting opioids such as heroin and prescription pain killers such as hydrocodone, methadone, morphine, and oxycodone. Suboxone is used for medication assisted treatment, as it’s able to minimize opioid withdrawal while also providing pain relief, calmness, relaxation, and reduced stress which are added benefits to fighting against the hold of opioid addiction.

What Makes Suboxone So Effective At Treating Opioid Addiction?

To breakdown what makes Suboxone such an effective treatment for opioid addiction, we must first breakdown the medication itself. Suboxone is made up of two key ingredients, Buprenorphine and Naloxone, which make up Suboxone’s own recipe for success. Buprenorphine is a key ingredient which falls under the classification partial opioid agonist, while Naloxone is designated as an opioid antagonist. Together they effectively latch on to opioid receptors within your nervous system, and block out any lingering effects of opioids still remaining in a patients system. This translates to diminished urges, prevention of addictive and euphoric effects, and suppressed withdrawal during detox.

Where Can I Get Suboxone To Help With My Opioid Addiction?

The battle against addiction is a journey, and one that becomes more and more successful when you don’t go at it alone. In Long Island Center for Recovery’s inpatient detox program, our team works with medical practitioners who are certified by the Department Of Health and Human Services to prescribe MAT and MOUD medications such as Suboxone. Our patients receive supervised care as well as therapeutic programs and activities to help in conjunction with your medication assisted treatment. Suboxone is a pivotal first step, but it’s only the beginning. We hope this information was helpful, and if you need any additional assistance, or know someone in need, please reach out to us at 631-728-3100, and we’d be happy to assist you or your loved ones in any way possible.

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