Buprenorphine is used in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Brier Hill who are opiate dependent to prescription pain killers or heroin. Dissimilar to Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is only allowed to be administered in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered in doctor's offices which gives more people with access to this type of opiate 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 helps to manage and minimize these withdrawal symptoms so that they can focus and stay off drugs as well as not participate in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment concept was first formed and perpetuated, it wasn't meant to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a "whole-patient" treatment plan that would ideally involve actual therapy practices for opioid dependency and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a bigger comprehensive recovery plan.
Buprenorphine might also cause the euphoric "high" associated with other opiates so it can be abused. For this reason it is highly suggested that anyone choosing medication assisted treatment as the treatment plan they prefer to take, to also work with professional addiction counselors to incorporate other methods of behavioral therapy & counseling and self-help programs into their plan of recovery to ensure they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Brier Hill, NY