Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Marshfield who are dependent to opoids such as heroin or prescription pain killers. Dissimilar to Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only dispensed in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed by qualifying doctors which provides easier access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in recovery it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to manage and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can stay off drugs as well as not participate in harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first formed and put into action, it wasn't intended to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted treatment plan that would ideally involve actual therapy practices for opioid dependency and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a bigger comprehensive plan.
Buprenorphine will also bring about the euphoric "high" associated with other opiate narcotics so it can be abused. This is another reason it is important for anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the recovery method they want to take, to also enlist the help of addiction counselors to integrate other forms of behavioral therapy and self-help actions into their course of recovery so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Marshfield, MA