Suboxone Tapering Specialists in Norton MA, Dover & Salem NH
Norton Health Care specializes in Suboxone Tapering to help recover from opioid substance use disorders. Request an appointment online or call (508) 257-7124 to be seen by one of our expert doctors at your nearest location in New England.
Did you know that some studies suggest over 100 people a day die from opioid overdoes in the United States? Another study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse indicated that over 2 million Americans struggle with opioid addiction and abuse. At Norton Health Care, we can help you or a family member break that cycle and get on the path of recovery with our effective treatment programs.
For decades, Methadone was the go-to medication used to taper people off their opioid addictions slowly. However, as effective as Methadone is, it is also a powerful drug that people struggle to get off of once they’ve moved over to it. Our clinic uses Suboxone to help patients taper off from their addiction and eventually break their addiction cycle. Suboxone, unlike methadone, is a partial opioid agonist.
Is Suboxone tapering effective at Norton Health Care?
Our board-certified doctors and experienced staff manage our addiction treatment plans using Suboxone. We’ve found slowly detoxing with this medication has been very effective with our patients. Unlike Methadone, Suboxone can be used for outpatient treatment which gives patients much need flexibility. Under the supervision of our experts, they do not need to go to a methadone clinic daily for their treatment.
How does suboxone work with your managed maintenance treatment program?
Both Methadone and Suboxone attach to the brain’s opioid receptors like other narcotic drugs, like heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, or other pain prescription medications. However, neither Methadone or Suboxone will cause a high related to those other substances. The difference between Methadone and Suboxone is that Suboxone will have less withdrawal symptoms related to it, making it easier to taper off compared to Methadone. It is an incredibly effective medication to combat the common pitfalls of dealing with withdrawal symptoms.
A key ingredient in Suboxone is naloxone, which stops opioids from binding with the brain’s receptors. Alone, it is used to stop overdoses. In this setting, it prevents abuse of Suboxone and gives patients additional support to help fight their addiction.
Will my tapering from Suboxone be short term or long term?
Studies suggest a shorter tapering schedule may be more useful for people than a longer schedule; however, if you have a history of struggling with opioid addiction, then a more extended program may be appropriate. There is no cookie cutter solution to helping those suffering from addiction. Our experienced staff will develop a customized treatment plan for you that will fit your needs and give you the best chance of success. We’ll assess if Suboxone is right for you and move forward as a team to help you.
Every patient has unique needs and goals. We offer personalized Suboxone tapering plans to help patients gradually overcome their dependence on opioids.
Do you have questions about our addiction treatment programs, how we use Suboxone tapering to treat addiction, or would you like to make an appointment? Call our friendly staff today at (508) 257-7124. We look forward to serving you!