Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Windsor 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 distributed in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which provides easier access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in treatment it can help someone who is going through the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to control and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that the person can stay off drugs as well as not participate in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first formed and put into action, it wasn't meant to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a multi-faceted approach that would also include actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a bigger all-encompassing treatment plan.
Buprenorphine can also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it is sometimes abused. For this reason it is highly suggested that anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the recovery method they want to take, to also enlist the help of addiction counselors to include other types of behavioral therapy & counseling and self-help programs into their plan of rehabilitation so that they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Windsor, MA