Buprenorphine is used in a type of treatment known as medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in Thompsonville who are opiate dependent to prescription pain killers or heroin. Not like Methadone which is also used in medication assisted treatment but is usually only administered in highly structured clinics, Buprenorphine may be prescribed and administered by qualifying doctors which provides easier access to this form of treatment.
When Buprenorphine is utilized in recovery it can help someone who is experiencing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms brought on by opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine helps to control and diminish these withdrawal symptoms so that they can stay off drugs and not carry out typical drug seeking behaviors. When the medication assisted treatment idea was first envisioned and perpetuated, it wasn't intended to be a primary form of treatment but rather only part of a "whole-patient" treatment plan that would also incorporate actual rehabilitation for opioid dependency and addiction. Buprenorphine use would only be one component of a bigger all-encompassing plan.
Buprenorphine can also cause the euphoric "high" associated with other opiates so it can be abused. This is another reason it is important for anyone deciding on medication assisted treatment as the treatment plan they prefer to take, to also enlist the help of professional addiction counselors to integrate other methods of behavioral therapy and life repair actions into their course of treatment so that they are not at risk of relapse.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Thompsonville, NY