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What Are Buprenorphine Products?

Buprenorphine products such as SUBOXONE and VIVITROL are in a class of medications referred to as partial opioid agonists. These medications are commonly prescribed for the treatment of opioid addiction, which can include addictions related to substances such as heroin and prescription painkillers, such as Vicodin and OxyContin. Partial opioid agonists such as buprenorphine can help deter withdrawal symptoms and cravings while reducing the risk of relapse and supporting the possibility of lifelong recovery. Buprenorphine-based medications can be prescribed by a doctor if you are professionally diagnosed with a substance use disorder. However, the medication is most effective when used…

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Information About Medication-Assisted Treatment Services

For more info: https://www.modernmedrecovery.com | 847-423-6800. There has been a paradigm shift in the field of addiction treatment. We now see it for what it really is: an organic brain disease no different from any other chronic condition like diabetes, hypertension or asthma. While the decision to use drugs is a choice, the disease of addiction is not and needs to be treated medically. ModernMed Recovery is one of the highest-rated a physician-owned and -operated practices providing opioid treatment services with medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Founder and executive medical director Dr. Kenji Oyasu was exposed firsthand to the growing…

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When Should Patients Explore Other Treatment Options?

Buprenorphine services can be highly effective for the right individuals. However, there can also be situations when medication-assisted treatment may not be the best route to recovery for you. You may want to consider other options if you: Have had issues with misuse or abusing medications in the past Have a type of addiction that is not suitable for SUBOXONE services or other forms of buprenorphine Are not motivated to recover or achieve sobriety Have co-occurring addictions to more than one substance Have been diagnosed with a health condition that could cause complications Some individuals may need a more intense…

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Suboxone strips vs pills

Which is best?Most patients prefer the sublingual strips. While there are generic Suboxone tablets, the primary reason that patients were given prescriptions for the tablets was to save money compared to the cost of the brand Suboxone films. The Suboxone generic tablets tend to take longer to dissolve. Suboxone brand patent rights recently expired opening the door for generic varations of the medication. This has leveled the pricing to about the same for strip or tablet. My opinion is that the strip, or film, is the better choice.

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Can you tell me the best way for a person to withdraw from Suboxone and how long it usually takes?

Originally published at Jacksonville Florida NewsDear Dr. Roach: Can you tell me the best way for a person to withdraw from Suboxone and how long it usually takes? My son was an opioid addict and has been on Suboxone films for four years for his recovery. He is now very gradually weaning off of it by reducing the amount he takes each week. This has been going on for months. His physician is overseeing it, and together they determine the percentage he is to reduce it by. I have since heard that this is a brutally painstaking way to do…

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