Buprenorphine is utilized in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Worthington who are dependent to opoids such as heroin or prescription pain killers. Unlike Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only distributed in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which supplies more people with access to this type of 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 diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual 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 envisioned and implemented, it wasn't intended to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a "whole-patient" approach that would ideally incorporate actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one part of a bigger all-encompassing plan.
Buprenorphine might also bring about some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it is commonly misused. For this reason it is crucial for anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the recovery plan they prefer to take, to also receive help from addiction counselors to integrate other forms of substance abuse therapy & counseling and self-help actions into their course of recovery to ensure they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Worthington, MA