Buprenorphine is utilized in what is known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Feeding Hills who are dependent to opoids such as 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 gives easier access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is utilized in treatment it can help individuals who are going through the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to manage and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that they can easier detox and stay off drugs and not engage in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first envisioned and implemented, it wasn't meant to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a "whole-patient" treatment plan that would typically incorporate actual rehabilitation for opioid dependency and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a larger all-encompassing recovery plan.
Buprenorphine can also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it is commonly abused. For this reason it is crucial for anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the recovery method they prefer to take, to also receive help from addiction counselors to incorporate other forms of substance abuse therapy and self-help actions into their plan of rehabilitation to ensure they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Feeding Hills, MA