Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Ayer who are dependent to opoids such as prescription pain killers or heroin. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is only allowed to be administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which provides more people with access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in recovery it can help someone who is experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to control and reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that they can easier detox and stay off drugs as well as not engage in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first realized and implemented, it wasn't intended to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a "whole-patient" approach that would typically incorporate actual rehabilitation for substance abuse and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a larger all-encompassing plan.
Buprenorphine might also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it is commonly misused. For this reason it is highly suggested that anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the treatment route they want to take, to also enlist the help of professional addiction counselors to incorporate other forms of substance abuse therapy and self-help actions into their plan of recovery so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Ayer, MA