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Whether you’ve tried to overcome an opioid addiction in the past or feel you’ve developed a dependence on your prescription pain medications, Anchor Addiction and Wellness Center can help. Our  Suboxone clinic offers patients a way to detox from narcotic medications gradually to minimize withdrawal and improve their chances of a successful recovery.

What Is Suboxone?

Suboxone is an FDA-approved medication used in opioid addiction treatment and is in the same class of drugs used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT). It includes two different medications: buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine medications help your body cope with withdrawal from narcotic medications by slowly weaning you from them over an extended period instead of forcing your body to cope with a sudden withdrawal. Naloxone is a medication commonly used to treat opioid overdoses. It works by binding itself to narcotics in your blood so their effect on your body is limited. When combined with buprenorphine, naloxone reduces the impact of the narcotic component of your treatment so you can come off opioid drugs without a heavy crash.
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How Does it Work?

There are several ways a suboxone clinic can help you recover from opioid use disorder:

Reduces Cravings

Doctors often prescribe Suboxone to reduce cravings. The naloxone in Suboxone reduces the effects of opioids on your body, including how they interact with your brain. While you’re still receiving a controlled dose of opioids, your brain becomes trained to need less, breaking the dependence cycle that causes addiction.

Lowers Risk of Overdose

One of the greatest concerns for people suffering from opioid addiction is that they’ll take too much medication when attempting to feed their addiction. Naloxone in Suboxone is a life-saving medication that was developed specifically to treat addiction and overdoses.

No Crash When Quitting

One reason people have trouble quitting opiates is experiencing the intense crash from suddenly stopping the substance. Buprenorphine is an opioid, so your body adjusts to the lower dose of the controlled medication. Eventually, you no longer need narcotic medications since your brain isn’t craving them.

Some patients may need to be prescribed Suboxone for longer than others, and only Suboxone doctors who are waivered to administer the medication can prescribe it. Anchor Addiction and Wellness Center can administer and supervise the use of this medication.

Suboxone only treats the physical dependence you’re experiencing, so you may need therapy to address the mental health issues behind your addiction and develop skills you can use to cope. Group and individual sessions can also help you learn when to seek assistance if you fear you will start using again and how to build a support system to ensure continued success.

Side Effects of Suboxone Treatment

It’s important only to receive buprenorphine treatment from a Suboxone clinic so that a medical professional can monitor your response to the medication. Many of the side effects linked to Suboxone are the same as what you may experience while taking narcotic medications. You may suffer from the following: 

  • Changes in blood pressure or heart rate
  • Changes in your sleep patterns, such as sleeping too much or being unable to sleep
  • Excessive fatigue or drowsiness throughout the day
  • Upset stomach, bloating, constipation or nausea
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Lightheadedness, fainting spells or vertigo
  • Changes in vision
The most severe side effect of any narcotic medication is the risk of respiratory failure. Patients taking Suboxone in a Suboxone clinic may experience respiratory problems, but this is a rare side effect.
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What Causes Opioid Addiction?

Opioids are powerful medications used to treat intense or chronic pain. When they first came out, doctors overused them as prescription pain pills following injuries and surgeries and for medical conditions that caused great amounts of pain. The problem with these prescription pain medications is that they interact with the brain in unpredictable ways. Some people can develop an addiction to opiates after using them for only a short period. When you use a medication like OxyContin or Vicodin, it interacts with receptors in your brain that regulate happiness and pleasure. Your brain gets hooked on those feelings and begins to demand more of the medication, which results in substance abuse.

The Effects of an Opioid Addiction

An opioid addiction can make someone crave the medication intensely over time. They may need to take more of it to feel the same effects, and they could begin ignoring their prescriber’s instructions on how to take it. For example, someone addicted to opioid medications may crush and snort the pills instead of taking them orally. The reason opioids are so deadly is that an overdose increases the risk of respiratory events. Too much narcotic medication in your system can make it difficult to breathe. Many people who overdose on opioids are completely unaware of this risk.

Why Choose Our Suboxone Treatment Program?

Everyone’s body responds differently to withdrawal. Our team knows how difficult it can be to overcome withdrawal symptoms during your detox and is licensed to use a medication known as Suboxone to help you during your recovery. Eliminating the opiates from your body while managing your withdrawal is a crucial step on the path to ensuring you’re able to stay clean after your initial detox. While it’s possible to recover without Suboxone, recovering addicts often find the side effects of opioid withdrawal too powerful to overcome. They may experience reactions that require medical supervision or care throughout their detox when they’re not taking any medication to help wean their bodies from narcotics. Our Suboxone clinic in Chillicothe, OH, accepts patients in and near Chillicothe who want to take back control of their lives but need help overcoming their intense withdrawal symptoms through detox and medication assisted treatment.

Find a Suboxone Doctor Near You

We understand how difficult it is to battle opioid addiction, and scheduling an initial appointment to review your treatment options is the first step to recovery. Our suboxone clinic in Chillicothe, OH, offers substance abuse treatment and mental health services for anyone in the surrounding area. Fill out your information or call (866) 900-1069 to learn more.

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