Buprenorphine is used in what is known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Beverly who are opiate dependent to prescription pain killers or heroin. Dissimilar to Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is only allowed to be dispensed in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and dispensed by qualifying doctors which supplies more people with access to this type of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is utilized in recovery it can help someone who is experiencing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to manage and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can focus and stay off drugs as well as not participate in harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first envisioned and put into action, it wasn't intended to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would ideally involve actual therapy practices for opioid dependency and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a bigger comprehensive treatment plan.
Buprenorphine will also produce some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it is commonly abused. This is another reason it is highly suggested that anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the recovery method they'd like to take, to also enlist the help of substance abuse counselors to integrate other types of substance abuse therapy & counseling and life repair actions into their course of rehabilitation to ensure they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Beverly, MA