Buprenorphine is utilized in what is known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Amesbury Town who are opiate dependent to prescription pain killers or heroin. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which provides easier access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is utilized in recovery it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to control and reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can stay off drugs as well as not participate in harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first conceived and perpetuated, it wasn't meant to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted treatment plan that would ideally involve actual rehabilitation for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a bigger comprehensive recovery plan.
Buprenorphine will also cause the euphoric "high" associated with other opiate narcotics so it is sometimes abused. This is another reason it is important for anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the recovery method they prefer to take, to also enlist the help of professional addiction counselors to include other types of behavioral therapy and self-help programs into their course of treatment so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Amesbury Town, MA