What are some health tips while taking Suboxone?

Sport success on sunset background Originally Published on Opiate Addiction Support In this article, you’re going to learn how to stay as healthy as possible while taking Suboxone. Many opioid-dependent individuals choose to get on Suboxone Maintenance so they don’t have to worry about opioid withdrawal symptoms or cravings. There are many opinions about this subject….

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5 Myths About Suboxon

Suboxone, a combination medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone, is one of the main medications used for medication-assisted therapy (MAT) for opiate addiction. Use of MATs has been shown to lower the risk of fatal overdoses by approximately 50%. Suboxone works by tightly binding to the same receptors in the brain as other opiates, such as…

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How does Buprenorphine work in the brain?

Opioids attach to receptors in the brain, with three main effects; reduced respiration, euphoria, decreased pain. The more opioids ingested the more of an effect. The process of opioids binding to the opioid receptors can be thought of as a mechanical union, the better the fit the more the opioid effect. Buprenorphine is different. It…

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Can Suboxone Cause an Overdose?

Although most people who take Suboxone as directed by their physician are not likely to overdose on this long-acting partial opioid agonist, mixing the drug with other substances – especially other opioids, alcohol, or benzodiazepines – increases its bioavailability to the opioid receptors. This amplifies intoxication as well as the risk of overdose. Signs of…

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What is the difference between Suboxone and Subutex?

what is the difference between Suboxone and Subutex? Both are brand-name prescription drugs used to treat opioid dependence. Both can prevent withdrawal symptoms to increase the chances of successful addiction treatment. Both Suboxone and Subutex also have the active ingredient buprenorphine, which is a partial opioid agonist. The key difference between Suboxone and Subutex is…

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