Buprenorphine is used in a type of treatment referred to as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for people in Stella Niagara 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 dispensed in strictly controlled clinics, Buprenorphine can be prescribed and dispensed by qualifying doctors which supplies easier access to this type of opiate treatment.
When Buprenorphine is administered in recovery it can help individuals who are experiencing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to manage and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that the individual can stay off drugs as well as not participate in typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first conceived and perpetuated, it wasn't meant to be a stand-alone activity but rather only part of a "whole-patient" treatment plan that would typically incorporate actual therapy practices for substance abuse and addiction recovery. Buprenorphine use would only be one piece of a larger comprehensive recovery plan.
Buprenorphine can also produce some of the euphoric effects of other opiate narcotics so it is sometimes misused. For this reason it is crucial for anyone thinking about medication assisted treatment as the treatment route they want to take, to also receive help from professional addiction counselors to integrate other methods of behavioral therapy and life repair programs into their plan of recovery to ensure they feel confident about recovery.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Stella Niagara, NY