Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Hanover who are dependent to opoids such as prescription pain killers or heroin. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is only allowed to be distributed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and dispensed by qualifying doctors which provides more people with access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is utilized in recovery it can help individuals who are going through the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings 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 participate in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first conceived and perpetuated, it wasn't meant to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a "whole-patient" approach that would ideally incorporate actual rehabilitation for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a bigger comprehensive recovery plan.
Buprenorphine will also produce some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it can be abused. This is another reason it is crucial for anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the recovery plan they'd like to take, to also receive help from addiction counselors to integrate other methods of behavioral therapy & counseling and self-help programs into their course of recovery to ensure they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Hanover, MA