In a recent survey by the World Health Organization, an estimated 15 million people suffer from opioid dependence. Buprenorphine and naloxone, formulated as Suboxone, are used to treat this dependence. Buprenorphine is considered a “partial opioid agonist,” meaning that it produces a milder form of the effects produced by opioids (which are “full opioid agonists”). Buprenorphine basically plugs the brain’s opioids receptors without producing the same high as full opioids. One of the advantages of using Suboxone® is that it cannot be taken to achieve a full opioid effect, making it more difficult to abuse than other forms of medication-assisted treatment, such as methadone.
Ensuring better recovery…
Most people cannot just walk away from opioid addiction. They need help of Suboxone® doctor to change their thinking, behavior and environment. Unfortunately, “quitting Suboxone” has a poor success rate – fewer than 25 percent of patients are able to remain abstinent for a full year. This is where medication-assisted treatment options like methadone, naltrexone and Suboxone® benefit patients in staying sober while reducing the side effects of withdrawal and curbing cravings which can lead to relapse. Suboxone® doctors make sure that the patient is comfortable with the process and the progress is recorded. The on-site psychotherapy at the centre accompanies a team of dedicated and supporting staff members who recognize the behavior and the mental state of the addicts and puts their best effort to ensure better recovery.
What research says?
Several studies have researched the differences between Suboxone® and Methadone treatment. Studies have shown that the medications are equally effective in treating opioid addiction. However, some studies have demonstrated that Suboxone® is a more cost-effective treatment option. In fact, Suboxone® has a lower rate of dependence and overdose when compared to methadone. Relapse rates tend to be higher in those under methadone treatment according to one study. If you are looking for Suboxone® MA Doctor then without wasting a single minute in searching for addiction treatment clinic, immediately get in touch with Norton Health Care who offers wide array addiction solutions to patients at reasonable price.