Posts for: March, 2021
The opioid crisis is evident across the nation and has proven that addiction doesn't discriminate. People of all ages, incomes, education levels and backgrounds can become dependent on opioids, whether they were introduced to the drug illicitly or prescribed as a painkiller.
At Axcel Treatment and Recovery Clinic with locations in Greenville, Dallas, San Antonio, and Denison, TX, we can help you on your road to recovery. We offer judgment-free care by helping ease the symptoms and potentially harmful side effects of drug withdrawal. One treatment method offered at our clinics is suboxone, which can help make withdrawal less difficult so you are less likely to fall back into opioid abuse.
What is suboxone?
Suboxone is a prescription medication that consists of naloxone, an opioid antagonist, and buprenorphine, a partial opioid antagonist. The medication, which mimics the sensation of opioids but to a lesser extent, can help wean you off fentanyl gradually to reduce the severeness of withdrawal symptoms.
The specialists at our Greenville, Dallas, San Antonio, and Denison, TX, offices will monitor you throughout the course of treatment, as withdrawal can cause symptoms ranging from moderate, such as vomiting, mood swings, or insomnia, to severe or potentially fatal, including seizures or respiratory failure.
Is suboxone dangerous?
Suboxone should only be used under the supervision of a medical professional, and when done so it is safe and effective. Because the medication is a partial opioid antagonist and is less likely to slow breathing, it would be very difficult to overdose on suboxone alone. There is no distinct timeline of how long suboxone treatment should last and it is important to use only the dosage prescribed by your doctor and for the advised length of time.
At Axcel Treatment and Recovery Clinic, we are here to help you on the road to recovery every step of the way. Make an appointment at our clinics in Denison, Greenville, Dallas, or San Antonio, TX, by calling 866-662-8282 today.