Suboxone is an opiate replacement medication that safely and effectively relieves withdrawal symptoms and reduces physiological cravings. In other words, it can greatly reduce the normal issues that come with withdrawal, such as the shakes, fevers, chills, and cold sweats. The stability that comes with Suboxone will help you move forward away from painkiller addictions or other opiates. Suboxone contains both buprenorphine and naloxone whereas Subutex only contains buprenorphine. Suboxone was developed as a new medication with the addition of naloxone to address the concern of relapse and potential abuse of one of the medications. It is ideal for persons with work schedules that won’t allow them to come as frequently as persons in the methadone program.
Subutex is also used for the treatment of opioid addiction. As with all the medications we use to reduce dependency, they are all paired with a very steady treatment plan that includes counseling and psychosocial support.
The best time to begin Subutex treatment is when the first signs of withdrawal symptoms appear. The real benefit is in the reducing of those symptoms, through this treatment. Again, this is always done in conjunction with an overall treatment plan developed by Greenwood Treatment Specialists that will include counseling and monitoring.