Buprenorphine is utilized in what is known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Bohemia who are opiate dependent to heroin or prescription pain killers. Unlike Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is only allowed to be distributed in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed in doctor's offices which gives easier access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is used in recovery it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine works to manage and reduce these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can focus and stay off drugs as well as not carry out typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first realized and put into action, it wasn't intended to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a "whole-patient" approach that would also include actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one piece of a larger comprehensive recovery plan.
Buprenorphine will also cause some of the euphoric effects of other opiates so it can be misused. This is another reason it is crucial for anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the treatment method they want to take, to also receive help from professional addiction counselors to integrate other methods of substance abuse therapy and life repair actions into their course of treatment so that they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 1 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service in Bohemia, NY