Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Revere who are dependent to opoids such as prescription pain killers or heroin. Unlike Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only dispensed in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices which gives more people with access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in treatment it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to manage and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that they can stay off drugs as well as not carry out harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first realized and put into action, it wasn't intended to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would typically incorporate actual therapy practices for opioid dependency and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a larger all-encompassing plan.
Buprenorphine can also bring about the euphoric "high" associated with other opiates so it can be misused. For this reason it is highly suggested that anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the recovery method they'd like to take, to also work with substance abuse counselors to incorporate other methods of substance abuse therapy & counseling and self-help actions into their plan of rehabilitation to ensure they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Revere, MA