Buprenorphine is used in a type of treatment referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Green Harbor 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 highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and dispensed by qualifying doctors which provides more people with access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is utilized in recovery it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to control and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can focus and stay off drugs and not carry out harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first realized and put into action, it wasn't intended to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would ideally incorporate actual rehabilitation for opioid dependency and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a bigger all-encompassing treatment plan.
Buprenorphine might also bring about the euphoric "high" associated with other opiate narcotics so it is sometimes misused. This is another reason it is important for anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the recovery route they want to take, to also enlist the help of professional addiction counselors to include other forms of substance abuse therapy & counseling and life repair programs into their course of rehabilitation so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Green Harbor, MA