Treatment Support Services and Suboxone
Weaning the body off of opiate addiction can be an emotional physiological struggle, one that often involves agonizing withdrawal symptoms. Individuals may be tempted to combat their opioid addiction by trying to quit cold turkey, attending group therapy, or signing up for inpatient rehabilitation. However, most come to find that without the proper clinical support and use of medication-assisted treatment, the process to recovery is simply too difficult for willpower alone.
That is why at ADAPT Programs we offer a variety of treatment support services as well as the use of Suboxone for select recovery cases. Our highly experienced physicians carefully supervise the treatment and administer the medications necessary to ease the powerful withdrawal symptoms.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a prescription medication that is commonly used in medication-assisted treatment of opioid addicts suffering from extreme withdraw symptoms, which include muscle aches, vomiting, nausea, hot and cold sweats, among others. Suboxone’s primary active ingredient is buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, which attaches to opioid receptors in the brain but produces a much smaller effect on the body than the drug itself. It satisfies a portion of the body’s craving for the drug without producing the euphoric opium high, which made Suboxone the first opioid medication approved for the treatment of opioid dependency.
Suboxone may be used to:
- Suppress symptoms of opioid withdrawal
- Decrease cravings for opioids
- Reduce illicit opioid use
- Block the effects of other opioids
- Help patients stay in treatment
What to expect during your recovery process at Treatment Support Services:
In an effort to meet the changing needs of all our patients throughout their recovery process, we have designed a 3-step Treatment Support Plan.
During the initial visit to an ADAPT Programs location, individuals will complete a detox consultation with one of our certified counselors. The consultation will consist of a comprehensive interview in order to determine the proper course of treatment necessary. If indicated, Suboxone treatment may be started immediately. Once medical-assisted treatment has begun, patients will be carefully monitored during the detox process and during the first 24 hours a physician will be in touch over the phone.
At the one week mark and after Suboxone begins to curb withdrawal and cravings, patients begin the stabilization phase. A monthly stabilization dosage will be determined and each session during and after stabilization will be dedicated to exploring the underlying factors that led to the addiction. Frequently, patients who have substance dependence, have an underlying psycho/social condition that led to the addiction. These conditions, if left untreated, are likely to lead to relapse. Our trained staff works closely with patients to address the root of their addictive behaviors, thereby making space for healthy habits to truly take hold.
Suboxone treatment is maintained according to each patient’s individual needs and after stabilization is achieved, our focus shifts to maintaining sobriety and preventing a relapse. Our relapse prevention program is designed to address each person’s unique circumstances and to provide proven strategies to guide patients through even the strongest moments of temptation.
If you or someone you love is fighting to break free of opioid addiction, we invite you to call in for a confidential conversation with one of our substance abuse professionals in Houston TX. Thousands of survivors have relied upon treatment support services and Suboxone to reclaim their lives and it may be just the solution you have been searching for. Give us a call today at 1-855-862-3278