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Am I Allowed To Stay on Suboxin While in Drug Addiction Treatment

It is common for people who are struggling with opiate addiction to try and get clean on their own before seeking treatment.  One way of trying to avoid the side effects associated with withdrawal from opiate use is the drug suboxin.

dual-diagnosis-treatment-centersWhat is suboxin?

Suboxin is commonly used as a drug addiction treatment for those who are addicted to opiates.  Some people may delay or avoid inpatient treatment due to the belief that they will have to stop taking suboxin resulting in withdrawal symptoms.

Opiates work in the brain by slowing down your normal brain function.  This results in a number of negative effects on the physical body including:

  • Constipation
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Reduction in heart rate
  • Slowed breathing
  • Death

Highly addictive opiates change the way your brain works.  Opiates artificially increase the amount of neurotransmitters in the brain. These chemicals are responsible for feelings of pleasure and the influx of the chemical creates a “high” feeling.  The brain attempts to correct this and leaches the neurotransmitters that are naturally a part of brain function.  Due to this, an opiate abuser has difficulty feeling pleasure without the drug.  An addicted person experiences withdrawal because, over time, your body can not function normally without the opiates.

Can I take suboxin during inpatient treatment?

At Summit Estate, clients are able to continue taking suboxin during drug addiction treatment.  Our medical team reviews each person’s situation individually to determine the best dosage and how suboxin should be taken to best support recovery.

How is detoxification done?  Does it have to be painful?

We provide a personalized detoxification protocol for each of our clients. By customizing protocols to the needs of each client, detox can be done in a controlled and comfortable manner.  This process both increases the likelihood of successful drug addiction treatment and allows our clients to focus on their recovery sooner.  Detoxification does not need to be painful.

Contact us today to learn more about our program and our drug addiction treatment.  An admissions counselor can answer your questions and coordinate your entry into the program.  Call 800-701-6997 or complete the form on this site to get started.