Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Hanson 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 administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices which gives easier access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in recovery it can help someone who is experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to manage and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can easier detox and stay off drugs and not participate in harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first envisioned and implemented, it wasn't intended to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted treatment plan that would typically incorporate actual rehabilitation for opioid dependency and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a bigger all-encompassing recovery plan.
Buprenorphine can also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it can be abused. This is another reason it is crucial for anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the treatment plan they prefer to take, to also work with professional addiction counselors to include other types of behavioral therapy and self-help programs into their plan of rehabilitation so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Hanson, MA