Buprenorphine is used in what is referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Rowley 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 only allowed to be dispensed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices which supplies easier access to this type of 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 the individual can stay off drugs as well as not engage in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first envisioned and implemented, it wasn't intended to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would ideally involve actual therapy practices for opioid dependency and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a bigger all-encompassing treatment plan.
Buprenorphine will also cause some of the euphoric effects of other opiate narcotics so it can be abused. For this reason it is highly suggested that anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the treatment plan they want to take, to also receive help from addiction counselors to integrate other methods of substance abuse therapy & counseling and life repair programs into their course of rehabilitation to ensure they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Rowley, MA