How Suboxone Treatment Works
When taken as directed, Suboxone provides patients with much-needed relief from the physical symptoms that occur during the withdrawal process from an addiction to opioids. This partial opioid agonist utilizes a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine in order to eliminate withdrawal symptoms while diminishing cravings for additional opioid use. Buprenorphine interacts with the same receptors in the brain that are typically activated when an individual abuses opioids. However, buprenorphine will not cause patients to experience feelings of euphoria and relaxation. Because of this fact, patients are able to productively play a role in daily activities without impairment or delay. Naloxone is an opioid blocker (opioid agonist) that counteracts the effects that opioids have within the system. When taken as prescribed under the supervision of a licensed medical professional, Suboxone is a safe and effective treatment option for individuals who are battling an addiction to opioids.
The Effectiveness of Suboxone Treatment
Suboxone provides patients with the ability to progress towards recovery without experiencing the painful symptoms often associated with the process of withdrawal. Additionally, Suboxone eliminates cravings for continued opioid use while providing patients with the opportunity to actively play a role in daily activities such as work, driving, and school in an unimpaired manner.