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.

Signs of Suboxone Abuse Would Include:

  • Using Suboxone without medical guidance
  • Using Suboxone in a way other than how it is prescribed (e.g., crushing or chewing the tablet)
  • Taking more of the drug than prescribed
  • Buying Suboxone on the street
  • Doctor shopping – visiting a new doctor in the hope of getting your hands on another prescription for the drug
  • Using this drug for any other reason than opiate replacement therapy

How To Escape Suboxone Addiction

Even though Suboxone is a proven medication for treating drug addiction and withdrawal, it can lead it issues. However, like any medication, Suboxone can be abused. Some individuals may even develop an addiction to it. Therefore, it’s vital to know the signs of suboxone addiction. Taking more of it than needed or mixing it with other substances is a sign of abuse. Further signs of a suboxone addiction include nausea, muscle or joint pain, fever or sweating, and diarrhea. This is why it is so important to have professionals oversee medication administered detox. If you or your loved one has become addicted to Suboxone, you will likely need a Suboxone detox to help escape the addiction. The compulsion to keep using this drug is strong even when the negative effect of doing so is obvious.

Our team at Wellness Counseling & Residential Detox has experience with helping people overcome this type of addiction, and we will be able to help you manage your physical withdrawals and cravings as you come off the drug.

By entering a residential Suboxone detox, you greatly increase the likelihood that you will break free of Suboxone addiction. We support you every step of the way. Wellness Counseling makes sure treatments are available to ease any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. We will also be able to guide you towards the next step in your recovery from opiate addiction.