Buprenorphine is utilized in what is referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in North Attleboro who are opiate dependent to prescription pain killers or heroin. 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 dispensed in doctor's offices which provides more people with access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is utilized in treatment it can help individuals who are going through the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to control and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that the person can easier detox and stay off drugs as well as not engage in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first formed and perpetuated, it wasn't meant to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a multi-faceted treatment plan that would ideally include actual therapy practices for opioid dependency and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a bigger all-encompassing recovery plan.
Buprenorphine will also cause some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it is sometimes abused. This is another reason it is highly suggested that anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the treatment method they prefer to take, to also receive help from professional addiction counselors to include other forms of substance abuse therapy and self-help programs into their course of treatment so that they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near North Attleboro, MA