Buprenorphine is utilized in what is known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Attleboro Falls who are opiate dependent to prescription pain killers or heroin. Unlike Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only dispensed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices which gives easier access to this type of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in treatment it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to control and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that they can focus and stay off drugs as well as not engage in harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first conceived and perpetuated, it wasn't meant to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would ideally involve actual rehabilitation for substance abuse and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a larger all-encompassing treatment plan.
Buprenorphine might also produce the euphoric "high" associated with other opiate narcotics so it is commonly misused. This is another reason it is highly suggested that anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the treatment method they'd like to take, to also enlist the help of substance abuse counselors to incorporate other forms of behavioral therapy & counseling and self-help actions into their course of recovery to ensure they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Attleboro Falls, MA