Buprenorphine is utilized in what is referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Falmouth who are dependent to opoids such as heroin or prescription pain killers. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only dispensed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices which provides more people with access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in recovery it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to manage and reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can focus and stay off drugs and not participate in harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first realized and implemented, it wasn't intended to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a multi-faceted treatment plan that would also include actual rehabilitation for substance abuse and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one piece of a bigger comprehensive plan.
Buprenorphine might also cause some of the euphoric effects of other opiate narcotics so it is commonly misused. For this reason it is crucial for anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the recovery method they'd like to take, to also enlist the help of addiction counselors to integrate other methods of behavioral therapy and self-help programs into their course of rehabilitation so that they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 1 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service in Falmouth, MA