Suboxone is a pharmaceutical drug developed for treatment of opiate addiction and is intended to help those addicted, specifically to heroin, hydrocodone, Oxycodone, OxyContin, morphine, codeine, fentanyl, and other opiate based drugs. Suboxone was approved in 2002 as a physician assisted drug to help with opiate addiction, but almost as quickly as it was approved, it too began to be abused.
Suboxone is a blend of naloxone and buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is a synthetic opiate and inhibits withdrawal symptoms related to reducing or stopping use of opiates. Naloxone is intended to block the euphoric effects of the opiate.
Use of Suboxone or buprenorphine with benzodiazepines can suppress respiration to dangerously low levels. Death has occurred when these drugs were used together or when combined with alcohol.
The most successful methods of Suboxone treatment include detoxification, support, and maintenance.
Call now if you or a loved one is suffering from Suboxone dependency or abuse. Our supportive team is here to help. We can discuss your individual situation and can help get you placed in a Suboxone treatment center that wean you off with minimal pain and discomfort.