Buprenorphine is used in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Ashland who are opiate dependent to heroin or prescription pain killers. Unlike Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only dispensed in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices which gives more people with access to this type of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is administered in treatment it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to control and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can focus and stay off drugs and not engage in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first formed and implemented, it wasn't intended to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted treatment plan that would ideally include actual rehabilitation for opioid dependency and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a larger all-encompassing recovery plan.
Buprenorphine might also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiate narcotics so it is sometimes misused. This is another reason it is crucial for anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the recovery plan they prefer to take, to also enlist the help of substance abuse counselors to incorporate other forms of substance abuse therapy and self-help programs into their plan of rehabilitation so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Ashland, MA