When it comes to opioid addiction, two medication names have been mentioned by doctors – methadone and suboxone. Prescribed opioids are used for treating chronic pain. But, they are habit-forming and prolonged use of these drugs causes opioid addiction. These two medicines can be used for treating the addiction issue. When you get addicted to opioids, you need an experienced doctor for treating your addiction. The right dose and the right medication are needed to control the drug cravings and only experienced doctors can understand the demand. Norton Health Care is one of the best and most trusted rehab centers and it has been helping patients to know more about opioids and opioids addiction treatments. By serving many patients and helping them to live a new life, doctors’ team at Norton Health Care is acknowledged by their experienced and knowledge. This health care has branches in three prime locations – Norton MA, Salem, and Dover NH.

Methadone and suboxone have different usages. Methadone can be used for treating chronic pain, whereas suboxone can only be used for treating opioid addiction. There are many differences between these two medications also. Methadone is a generic medicine, but suboxone is the brand name that offers a combination of two generic medicines – buprenorphine and naloxone.

Methadone is a controlled schedule II substance, while suboxone is a schedule III controlled substance. A controlled substance is the drugs regulated by the government. When your doctor prescribes you a controlled substance, he/she also keeps you under a restriction of using the drug. Your medication is also supervised completely. They also have the risk of withdrawal and you need to talk to your doctors when to stop the medicines. Only doctors can suggest the right way to taper the withdrawal symptoms of these medicines.

One more warning doctors provide to patients when using the drug is to never take the dose of these medicines more than the prescribed medicines. Both of these drugs are highly potential for abuse.

Methadone comes in various forms –oral tablet, oral solution, oral concentrate, injectable solution, orally dispersible tablet. Suboxone comes as an oral film that can be taken as sublingual by placing the film under your tongue. The film can be placed between cheek and gums to dissolve as buccal.

Norton Health Care is offering the right help to patients. They decide whether you need a methadone treatment or suboxone treatment. For more details, visit our clinic. We have branches in Norton MA, Salem NH and Dover NH. Those who are living in areas like Manchester and Lawrence, Brockton, Taunton, Attleboro, and Rochester can also access our health clinic easily. 

Addiction from opioid drugs has been a major concern for the healthcare field. Many people in the US are becoming dependent on prescription opioids. To help those addicted people get rid of their drug dependency, doctors are prescribing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) approach that includes some pharmaceuticals, including methadone, suboxone, and buprenorphine, for treating opioid addictions. These drugs are proved to be very effective in treating opioid abuse in less painful ways. These medicines are used for both harmful opiates (heroin) and prescription opioids (OxyContin) to offer an addiction-free life to people.

Medication-assisted treatment is approved by doctors because it lowers the effect of withdrawal symptoms and helps people get rid of their addiction gradually. Though drugs used in MAT treatment manage withdrawal and prevent relapses, they can be abused if not taken in a prescribed way.

Some people believed that Medication Assisted Treatment is mere a replacement from one drug dependency to another. But the truth is that some of the drugs used in the treatment process are partial agonist in nature, which means these drugs are not as active as full opioid agonists such as heroin. Full opioid agonists are those that chemically manipulate the human neurochemical reward systems causing euphoric conditions and artificial pleasure.

Partial agonists, such as buprenorphine, attach to the receptor site but have a less activating effect. This is why those who are having opioid addiction can reduce the craving for opioids because these drugs can mitigate the withdrawal symptoms.

Methadone and suboxone are used in the Medication Assisted treatment for helping people get rid of their addictions. While Methadone is the oldest option and is probably one of the initial drugs used for reducing the cravings of opioids,  suboxone is the new name in the field as it got approved as an opioid addiction treatment drug in 2002 by FDA.

The route of taking methadone is many. The tablets can be swallowed and some types of tablets need to be dissolved first in liquid. Methadone is also available in liquid form which can be mixed with water or juice before drinking it.

Suboxone tablets and dissolvable film are available in the market. The dissolvable film  must be placed under your tongue. Medication-assisted treatment includes the tested drugs that reduce the Opioid cravings while lowering the withdrawal symptoms. It is really hard to get rid of addiction by yourself and you need a team of doctors that make the procedure easy. Norton Healthcare offers a holistic approach to your addiction.  Doctors will motivate you to fight against your problem and give hope to your new life. For any addiction related query, contact Norton Healthcare – Rehab Clinic at Norton, MA.

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