Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Royalston who are opiate dependent to prescription pain killers or heroin. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices which gives easier access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is administered in recovery it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to manage and reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that the person can focus and stay off drugs as well as not engage in harmful drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first conceived and perpetuated, it wasn't meant to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted treatment plan that would typically involve actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a larger all-encompassing treatment plan.
Buprenorphine will also cause some of the euphoric effects of other opiate narcotics so it can be abused. This is another reason it is important for anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the recovery plan they want to take, to also receive help from addiction counselors to incorporate other forms of substance abuse therapy and life repair actions into their plan of recovery to ensure they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Royalston, MA