North Carolina Suboxone Treatment
Revival Pain Management believes that when used properly, medication can be an integral part of some pain management plans. We are very mindful of the potential addictive properties of certain pain medications such as Opioids and other prescription painkillers. With Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Addiction Medicine, Revival understands how someone can easily become addicted to opioids and pain killers that have been prescribed by health professionals without the same extensive training. The same goes for those who have become addicted on recreational opioids such as heroin. Suboxone treatment is often used to help people get off of these addictive drugs.
Whether the origin of the addiction was prescribed or recreational, our caring staff at Revival do not judge or point fault, and you will be treated with dignity and respect. Often times opioid addiction is not the fault of the dependent, but rather a result of trying to treat an injury or chronic pain without a well-balanced comprehensive plan. At Revival Pain Management, we know you are hurting and want to help you get back to the life you enjoyed before your addiction.
What is Suboxone Treatment?
Suboxone is a prescription medication used in treating those addicted to Opioids, prescribed or through recreational use. The two main ingredients of suboxone are Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Buprenorphine uses a physical response to block Opiate receptors and reduce a dependent persons urges. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids, including fentanyl, heroin, and prescription opioid medications. Together, these life-saving drugs work to prevent withdrawal symptoms associated with an Opioid addiction. Now used more than Methadone, another addiction treatment that can be habit-forming, Suboxone has become the preferred treatment medication for Opioid addiction.
While Suboxone can be prescribed by a primary physician, it is important to have a personalized addiction recovery treatment plan from a pain management specialist. While Suboxone can help you manage the symptoms of withdrawal that come from quitting Opioids, it’s important to find a comprehensive treatment program. Revival Pain Management is certified to treat the maximum amount of patients allowed for prescribing suboxone for opiate abuse disorder. In addition to prescribing suboxone, we may also recommend counseling and therapy which can help you target your underlying reason for Opioid use, and find new ways to cope with pain and stress.
How does Suboxone Help Treat Addiction?
Revival Pain Management utilizes suboxone to treat certain addiction, whether from prescribed medications or from recreational drugs. The medication can be used during different stages of addiction treatment and offers a long-term solution for managing an Opioid abuse disorder. When included as part of a comprehensive and interventional recovery plan, the medication effectively eliminates Opioid cravings altogether. There are also other potential benefits of suboxone. Those who take the medication may experience:
- Pain relief
- Calmness and overall well-being
- Perceived fewer worries and reduced stress levels
It is important to note that relying on Suboxone alone can’t treat your addiction. It should instead be used as a complement to a complete treatment method that may involve inpatient or outpatient treatment, support groups, and counseling. Through this approach, Revival Pain Management has helped hundreds of people kick an opioid addiction and return to a normal life.
Potential Side Effects of Suboxone
Although used to help manage Opiate abuse, it’s important to know Suboxone can lead to dependence. That is why a comprehensive plan from an experienced addition treatment clinic is important. Those most likely to develop a dependence on suboxone include:
- People with a history of abusing Narcotics
- People unaware that the side effects are potentially dangerous
- Those addicted to Heroin who are looking to avoid any withdrawal
Discontinuing the use of suboxone abruptly without consulting with an addiction specialist is not recommended. Stopping treatment immediately can cause adverse side effects and Opioid withdrawal symptoms, such as:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Stomach pain
- Low energy
- Joint and/or muscle pain
- Dilated pupils
- Feeling jittery
When Suboxone is used as part of an integrated interventional treatment program, it significantly increases lasting sobriety by decreasing dependence on opioids or addictive prescription medicines. The caring professionals at Revival Pain Management want you to know that you will not be blamed or judged for your addiction, but treated with respect and dignity in order to return you to the life you knew before.
If you have any addiction of any kind and want to get help, please contact Revival Pain Management today.