Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Leicester who are dependent to opoids such as prescription pain killers or heroin. Dissimilar to Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only distributed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices which supplies easier access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in treatment it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to control and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can focus and stay off drugs as well as not engage in harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first envisioned and put into action, it wasn't intended to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would ideally include actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a larger comprehensive treatment plan.
Buprenorphine can also bring about the euphoric "high" associated with other opiates so it is commonly abused. This is another reason it is crucial for anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the treatment plan they prefer to take, to also receive help from professional addiction counselors to incorporate other forms of behavioral therapy & counseling and life repair programs into their plan of recovery so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near Leicester, MA