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Suboxone Treatment

At Bayless, we offer personalized, integrated care for substance abuse issues to help you or your loved one achieve a balanced life of optimal health and wellbeing. Our approach to treating patients with addiction and substance abuse focuses on providing comprehensive and integrated treatments.

We believe that every patient has individual needs and that they need customized treatment plans. Bayless follows the evidence-based practice called the “Matrix Model,” which includes individual and group therapy, physical health services, social health coordination, and some medication-assisted treatments like Suboxone.

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a medication used to treat the withdrawal symptoms of opioid use disorder from prescription painkillers and heroin. Suboxone combines Buprenorphine (which inhibits opioid receptors in the brain) and Naloxone (which prevents overdosing on Buprenorphine and other opioids) to counteract the effects of opioids and symptoms associated with withdrawal.

It acts as an inhibitor that prevents the compounds in other opioids from binding to the opioid receptors in your brain. By blocking these receptors, it can help reduce the intensity of cravings, thereby reducing opioid withdrawal symptoms. Even though it is not as potent as other opioids, it is still classified as a Schedule III drug and requires a prescription to obtain. It should only be used as prescribed and only under the care of a medical professional.

Suboxone is safer than methadone, but it comes at a cost. While it does have a high success rate of treating opioid addiction, the ingredients in Suboxone can become addictive, as well. It can help reduce the dependence on more potent opioids, but it’s not a cure-all. Instead, it is more like taking a step down from more potent opioids.

Signs of Suboxone Addiction and Withdrawal

Because Suboxone comprises two opioids, the signs of Suboxone addiction and withdrawal are remarkably similar to heroin and prescription painkillers but with reduced effects. As you progress through your treatment plan, your doctor will slowly reduce the dosage of Suboxone to wean you off of it. This reduction may trigger withdrawal symptoms, which include:

  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Headaches/Muscle aches
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Drug cravings
  • Fever/Chills/Sweating

The severity of these symptoms can vary on many factors, including how long the patient has been taking Suboxone treatments and the dosage amount. Side effects of Suboxone can include any number of symptoms, so it may be difficult to tell how well your body is adjusting to it for quite some time after starting treatment. To avoid complications, it is best to avoid alcohol or benzodiazepines while you are taking Suboxone.

How Bayless Can Help You Overcome Your Suboxone Dependence

Suboxone addiction requires skilled and knowledgeable assistance to overcome. Quitting “cold turkey” can lead to a lot of pain and complications. But, you don’t have to go it alone. Bayless is a premier Suboxone treatment center that puts the patient first. We provide individualized therapy and treatment options that focus on bringing your whole mind, body, and spirit to a better balance.

At Bayless, we understand that you are a unique individual and that a one-size-fits-all approach will not provide the maximum benefits. You need Suboxone treatment specialists who get to know you on a deeper level to overcome the root causes of addiction. Using a holistic approach, we find the right combination of therapy, medication, physical health, and social health that fits your personal needs.

Our Suboxone treatment plans also help identify and treat underlying conditions such as depression, anxiety, and other factors contributing to Suboxone addiction. Services also include treatment for other addictions such as drugs and alcohol.

If you or a loved one struggles with Suboxone dependency or addiction, take the first step today. Reach out and speak with one of our addiction specialists today. You can access our services from anywhere in the state of Arizona through the convenience of virtual care.

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