Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Douglas who are opiate dependent to heroin or prescription pain killers. Unlike Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only dispensed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which supplies more people with access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is administered in treatment it can help someone who is experiencing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to control and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can easier detox and stay off drugs and not carry out typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first envisioned and implemented, it wasn't intended to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would typically incorporate actual rehabilitation for substance abuse and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a bigger comprehensive treatment plan.
Buprenorphine can also produce some of the euphoric effects of other opiate narcotics so it can be abused. For this reason it is crucial for anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the recovery method they'd like to take, to also work with professional addiction counselors to integrate other types of behavioral therapy and life repair programs into their plan of treatment so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Douglas, MA