Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in West Boylston who are opiate dependent to heroin or prescription pain killers. Dissimilar to Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is only allowed to be administered in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed by qualifying doctors which supplies more people with access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is administered in recovery it can help someone who is experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to control and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that the person can easier detox and stay off drugs as well as not engage in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first formed and implemented, it wasn't meant to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a "whole-patient" approach that would also include actual therapy practices for opioid dependency and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a larger comprehensive recovery plan.
Buprenorphine can also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it can be misused. This is another reason it is highly suggested that anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the recovery plan they want to take, to also enlist the help of substance abuse counselors to include other forms of substance abuse therapy and life repair actions into their plan of treatment so that they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near West Boylston, MA