Buprenorphine is used in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Hudson who are dependent to opoids such as heroin or prescription pain killers. Unlike 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 by qualifying doctors which provides more people with access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in recovery it can help individuals who are going through the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to manage and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that they can stay off drugs and not carry out harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first formed and perpetuated, it wasn't meant to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would ideally include actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one piece of a larger comprehensive treatment plan.
Buprenorphine will also cause the euphoric "high" associated with other opiate narcotics so it is commonly misused. For this reason it is crucial for anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the treatment plan they'd like to take, to also enlist the help of substance abuse counselors to integrate other types of substance abuse therapy & counseling and self-help actions into their course of rehabilitation so that they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Hudson, MA