Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Lincoln who are opiate dependent to heroin or prescription pain killers. Unlike Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is only allowed to be administered in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which gives more people with access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in recovery it can help individuals who are going through the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to control and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that the person can easier detox and stay off drugs and not carry out typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first realized and put into action, it wasn't intended to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would ideally incorporate actual rehabilitation for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a larger all-encompassing treatment plan.
Buprenorphine might also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it is commonly abused. This is another reason it is highly suggested that anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the recovery plan they want to take, to also receive help from substance abuse counselors to incorporate other forms of behavioral therapy and life repair actions into their course of rehabilitation to ensure they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Lincoln, MA