Buprenorphine is used in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Avon who are opiate dependent to prescription pain killers or heroin. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is only allowed to be distributed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed by qualifying doctors which supplies easier access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is utilized in recovery it can help someone who is going through the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to manage and reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that they can easier detox and stay off drugs as well as not participate in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first conceived and implemented, it wasn't meant to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a multi-faceted treatment plan that would ideally incorporate actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one piece of a larger comprehensive recovery plan.
Buprenorphine might also cause some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it can be abused. This is another reason it is highly suggested that anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the treatment method they want to take, to also receive help from substance abuse counselors to integrate other methods of substance abuse therapy & counseling and self-help actions into their course of rehabilitation to ensure they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Avon, MA