Suboxone Detox Program in Stuart, FL
We regularly deal with clients who have become dependent on Suboxone while trying to escape heroin addiction. In many of these cases, the person will not have been taking this drug under the guidance of a doctor but instead will have bought it on the street. Suboxone contains a potent opiate drug, and the consequences of abusing this substance can be severe. Thus, Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox provides a suboxone detox program in Stuart, FL residents can turn to.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone contains a mix of two drugs; opiates called buprenorphine and naloxone, which act to block opiate receptors. It treats opiate addiction as an alternative to methadone. The benefit of this drug is that it is meant to prevent opiate withdrawal symptoms and cravings without providing an opiate euphoria. Even though buprenorphine is about 20 times stronger than methadone, the naloxone creates what is called a ‘ceiling effect.’ This means that the euphoric effects of this opiate are limited. Because suboxone doesn’t create a ‘high,’ it aids in breaking psychological addiction. At the same time, the combination of the two opiates allows the body to experience fewer and/or weaker side-effects making a recovery smoother and more lasting for many.