Suboxone and Subutex withdrawal can be extremely difficult. Subutex and Suboxone are forms of the synthetic opiate buprenorphine that was developed to help opiate addicts to end their addictions. The drug was intended to provide a safer and less-stigmatized alternative to methadone for opiate addicts. However, since buprenorphine is also an opiate, it is highly addictive as well.
Suboxone is a compound of a mixture of buprenorphine and the opioid antagonist naloxone. Its intention is to make the buprenorphine less addictive. Subutex is similar to Suboxone, which is more well-known but has a significant difference in chemical formulation. It is a pure form of the drug buprenorphine and contains no other active chemicals. Doctors give Subutex during the first few days of treatment. While Suboxone is used during the continuation or maintenance phase of treatment. These two forms of the drug buprenorphine have become a serious addiction problem and yet have flown largely under the radar.
Suboxone and Subutex Withdrawal
Unscrupulous doctors have fuel the epidemic, and the drugs have a definite street value as they fund a heroin habit through selling the drugs to addicts. They also see widespread usage on their own as a relatively easily obtained substitute for other opiates. Once addicted, like with any opiate, it is extremely difficult – and potentially fatal – to try to stop using on one’s own accord. Oceanfront Recovery offers Suboxone addiction treatment and Subutex addiction treatment in a safe and comfortable setting. The most common Subutex and Suboxone withdrawal symptoms include the following:
- Inability to sleep
- Increased Sweating
- Uncontrolled Shaking
- Joint Pain
- Hypertension (Elevated Blood Pressure)
- Tachycardia (Elevated Heart Rate)
- Death in extreme cases
Since the withdrawal symptoms are often so severe, we strongly suggest that an individual not attempt to withdraw without professional medical help. Oceanfront Recovery in Laguna Beach features comprehensive drug rehab treatment programs that can help an addict get through their Suboxone and Subutex withdrawal symptoms with the guidance of a professional clinical staff in a modern facility. Suboxone and Subutex have become a huge challenge as drugs of addiction. Thankfully, help is available today to end addiction to these dangerous prescription drugs.
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The opioid crisis in the United States has affected the lives of millions of Americans over the past few years. It is important to know that help is available to all of those who need it. At Oceanfront Recovery, We offer a wide variety of treatment programs to help you or a loved one overcome addiction. Some of these programs include:
- Intensive Outpatient Program
- Residential Treatment Program
- Men’s Rehab Program
- Women’s Rehab Program
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program
- Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
If you or a loved one is ready to make the call to get better and beat your addiction, call (877) 296-7477 today to set start on the road to recovery. Do not let addiction control your life any longer.