Buprenorphine is used in a type of treatment referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Provincetown 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 administered in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which provides more people with access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is administered in treatment it can help someone who is experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to manage and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that they can easier detox and stay off drugs as well as not participate in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first envisioned and perpetuated, it wasn't intended to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would ideally incorporate actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a larger all-encompassing plan.
Buprenorphine will also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiate narcotics so it can be misused. This is another reason it is important for anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the recovery method they'd like to take, to also receive help from addiction counselors to integrate other methods of substance abuse therapy & counseling and life repair actions into their plan of recovery to ensure they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Provincetown, MA