Buprenorphine is utilized in what is known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Williamsburg who are opiate dependent to heroin or prescription pain killers. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices which gives easier access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in recovery it can help someone who is experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to control and reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that they can stay off drugs as well as not engage in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first realized 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 include actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a larger all-encompassing plan.
Buprenorphine will also produce the euphoric "high" associated with other opiates so it is sometimes abused. For this reason it is crucial for anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the recovery plan they prefer to take, to also enlist the help of substance abuse counselors to include other types of substance abuse therapy and life repair programs into their plan of recovery to ensure they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Williamsburg, MA