Buprenorphine is utilized in what is referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in North Carver 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 dispensed in highly structured 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 reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that the person can stay off drugs and not participate in harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first conceived and implemented, it wasn't intended to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a "whole-patient" treatment plan that would typically incorporate actual rehabilitation for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a bigger comprehensive recovery plan.
Buprenorphine will also produce the euphoric "high" associated with other opiate narcotics so it is commonly misused. For this reason it is highly suggested that anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the treatment plan they'd like to take, to also work with professional addiction counselors to include other methods of behavioral therapy & counseling and self-help programs into their course of recovery so that they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near North Carver, MA