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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.
Withdrawal symptoms are difficult to cope with when recovering from addiction. Dr. Sullivan Bryant, your Greenville, Denison, and San Antonio, TX, addiction specialist has additional training and education within this realm. He offers his patients suboxone treatment to help ease the process. Read below to learn more!
Suboxone is a medication (combination of buprenorphine and naloxone) that triggers the same neurological receptors that opioids target. While people still feel a high, it isn't nearly as intense as leading narcotics and helps tremendously to ween off individuals from their addiction. It helps them cope with withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Suboxone is more effective in treating opioid addiction than methadone. Dr. Bryant, your doctor at Axcel Treatment and Recovery Clinic in Greenville, Denison, and San Antonio, TX, will gradually decrease the dose until medication is no longer needed and withdrawal symptoms have been alleviated.
Suboxone treatment is broken down into several phases.
- Induction: This first phase is when people start feeling withdrawal symptoms, such as sweating, anxiety, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Your doctor provides a small dose to prevent any urges to take opioids. If patients do not feel these relieving effects, the doctor will increase suboxone dosage until withdrawal symptoms seize. (Note that during this first phase, patients visit the Axcel Treatment and Recovery Clinic several times a week to ensure they receive proper suboxone dosage.)
- Maintenance: Lasting two months, this step is a stabilization phase and begins when your doctor has already determined the proper dosage. Patients need to take part in behavioral therapy, such as a 12-step program or group therapy.
- Last Phase: Doctor decreases doses under careful supervision to ensure patients don't feel the urge to use opioids.
Interested? Call Today!
It's important to go to a specialist who understands how to:
- Diagnose and treat addiction
- Supervise recovery
- Assist family members in coping
Call addiction specialist Dr. Sullivan Bryant of Axcel Treatment and Recovery Clinic at (866) 662-8282 to schedule an appointment in Greenville, Denison, or San Antonio, TX. Physician-supervised suboxone treatment can help you finally overcome your opioid addiction.