Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Carlisle who are dependent to opoids such as heroin or prescription pain killers. Unlike Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is only allowed to be distributed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which gives 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 brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to control and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that the person can focus and stay off drugs as well as not carry out harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first formed 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 also incorporate actual rehabilitation for opioid dependency and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a larger all-encompassing treatment plan.
Buprenorphine might also cause the euphoric "high" associated with other opiate narcotics so it is sometimes abused. This is another reason it is important for anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the recovery route they want to take, to also receive help from professional addiction counselors to include other forms of substance abuse therapy and life repair programs into their plan of recovery so that they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Carlisle, MA