Addiction Help for Suboxone
Many people hear the word “Suboxone” and wonder what this prescription drug can do for them. When used appropriately, this drug can be a big part of an effective opioid treatment program or for the treatment of pain. At the Prescott House, we take great pride in helping every patient become independent from drugs in a healthy and therapeutic environment.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone, also known as buprenorphine and naloxone, is an opioid medication used to treat an opiate addiction. At the same time, it is often times used as a pain medication.
Suboxone is only available from certified medical professionals and treatment facilities, and is unable to be purchased over the counter.
When taking Suboxone, it is important to do so as directed by medical professionals. The use of such prescriptions, like any other substance, can be abused if not monitored carefully on a daily basis.
The use of Suboxone to treat pain or addiction is a decision that takes careful consideration and professional advice.
Suboxone Side Effects
Just the same as any opiate, such as Methadone, physical dependency is a concern. If Suboxone is used for an extended period of time or if it is abused in any way, heavy withdrawal symptoms may occur.
Some of the most common side effects of Suboxone use include:
- Tongue pain
- Mild nausea
- Swelling in your legs or arms
- Increased sweating
In the event of a negative reaction, such as by taking too much Suboxone, extreme side effects may occur. Contact your doctor or seek emergency medical care if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Extreme weakness
- Light-headed feeling
- Upper stomach pain accompanied by nausea
- Loss of appetite
- Shaking or shivering
- Muscle pain
- Feeling of extreme hot or cold
Seeking Help at the Prescott House
Suboxone is permitted for the use of detoxification from serious drug addiction. For this reason, the use of this drug should be carefully monitored.
If you or a loved one has become dependent on Suboxone, it is important to receive immediate medical attention.
Prescott House helps teach sobriety of all substances by providing residents with the necessary tools to beat their addiction and take back their life. Contact us today to learn more about our male-only facility and treatment programs. We can help you find an alternative to continued Suboxone use, bettering both your physical and mental state.