Buprenorphine is utilized in what is known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Goshen who are opiate dependent to heroin or prescription pain killers. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only administered in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and dispensed by qualifying doctors which gives more people with access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is administered in treatment it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to manage and reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that the person can easier detox 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 meant to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a "whole-patient" treatment plan that would also incorporate actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one piece of a bigger comprehensive recovery plan.
Buprenorphine might also produce the euphoric "high" associated with other opiate narcotics so it can be abused. For this reason it is crucial for anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the recovery route they'd like to take, to also receive help from addiction counselors to incorporate other types of substance abuse therapy & counseling and self-help actions into their course of rehabilitation so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Goshen, MA