Buprenorphine is used in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Manchester 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 usually only administered in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices which gives more people with 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 works to manage and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that the person can focus and stay off drugs as well as not engage in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first formed and perpetuated, it wasn't intended to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a multi-faceted treatment plan that would typically involve actual rehabilitation for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a bigger all-encompassing recovery plan.
Buprenorphine can also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiate narcotics so it can be misused. For this reason it is crucial for anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the recovery route they want to take, to also receive help from addiction counselors to incorporate other forms of behavioral therapy & counseling and life repair programs into their course of rehabilitation so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Manchester, MA