Buprenorphine is utilized in what is referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Harwich Port who are dependent to opoids such as prescription pain killers or heroin. Unlike 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 easier access to this type of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is administered in recovery it can help individuals who are going through the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to control and reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can easier detox and stay off drugs and not engage in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first envisioned and implemented, it wasn't meant to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would ideally incorporate actual therapy practices for opioid dependency and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a larger all-encompassing treatment plan.
Buprenorphine will also cause the euphoric "high" associated with other opiates so it is commonly abused. This is another reason it is crucial for anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the treatment method they prefer to take, to also work with addiction counselors to include other types of substance abuse therapy & counseling and life repair programs into their plan of treatment to ensure they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Harwich Port, MA