Suboxone is a medication that's FDA-approved to treat opioid dependence. The medication contains the drugs buprenorphine and naloxone. The buprenorphine is a mild opioid drug that reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings while the naloxone is a medication designed to prevent misuse of the drug. Because Suboxone is an opioid, it is prone to Suboxone withdrawal symptoms. A person will need to seek Portland Suboxone withdrawal treatment to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal.
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Doctors must undergo specialized training from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to become an official prescriber of the medication. Not all physicians are able to prescribe this medication. This is because Suboxone requires education and careful dosing to ensure it will work for a person. Undergoing drug treatment while taking Suboxone can be an effective method to address both the physical and mental aspects of addiction.
Suboxone is intended for use in a person who struggles with drug addiction. If a person uses the medication other than as a drug treatment, it's possible they could experience a high. The medication is still an opioid, and therefore subject to abuse. Those who are not prescribed the drug may inject it, causing a more intense high.
Suboxone withdrawals can be similar to those of the flu, and include muscle aches, dizziness, shakiness, runny nose, stomach cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and chills. The degree to which a person experience withdrawal symptoms depends upon how much of the drug he or she typically takes and for how long the person has taken it.
Portland drug treatment for Suboxone abuse largely focus on behavioral treatments to help a person reduce the mental addiction to the drug. This can include cognitive-behavioral therapies to overcome cravings and temptations to use the drug. Additionally, a drug treatment center may create a tapering program to help a person slowly reduce his or her dependence on Suboxone.