Buprenorphine is used in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Clinton who are opiate dependent to heroin or prescription pain killers. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is only allowed to be distributed in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which provides easier access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is administered in treatment it can help someone who is experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to control and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that the person 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 formed 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 involve actual therapy practices for opioid dependency and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a larger all-encompassing recovery plan.
Buprenorphine can also cause the euphoric "high" associated with other opiate narcotics so it is commonly misused. For this reason it is important for anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the recovery route they'd like to take, to also receive help from substance abuse counselors to integrate other types of behavioral therapy & counseling and self-help actions into their plan of recovery so that they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Clinton, MA