Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Townsend who are dependent to opoids such as heroin or prescription pain killers. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only administered in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which supplies easier access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is administered in recovery it can help individuals who are going through the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to control and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that they can easier detox and stay off drugs as well as not engage in typical 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 "whole-patient" treatment plan that would also include actual rehabilitation for opioid dependency and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one piece of a bigger comprehensive recovery plan.
Buprenorphine can also produce some of the euphoric effects of other opiate narcotics so it is sometimes misused. For this reason it is highly suggested that anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the treatment plan they'd like to take, to also enlist the help of addiction counselors to integrate other types of substance abuse therapy and self-help actions into their course of rehabilitation to ensure they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Townsend, MA