Buprenorphine is utilized in what is known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in North Oxford 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 may be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices which gives easier access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is utilized in recovery it can help someone who is going through the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to manage and reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can focus and stay off drugs as well as not carry out harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first formed and perpetuated, it wasn't meant to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would typically involve actual rehabilitation for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a larger all-encompassing plan.
Buprenorphine can also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiate narcotics so it is commonly misused. This is another reason it is important for anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the treatment route they prefer to take, to also receive help from substance abuse counselors to incorporate other forms of substance abuse therapy and self-help programs into their plan of recovery to ensure they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near North Oxford, MA