Benefits of Suboxone Treatment
-Milder withdrawal and detoxification process.
-Long lasting. Once maintained, the frequency of prescription is determined by the physician and can vary from weekly to monthly, depending on the patient's needs
Suboxone is a medication for the treatment of addication to opiate pain killers and street opiate drugs.
Advocate Recovery Center treats patients for opiate dependence using Suboxone. For more information on Suboxone clear here.
What Are Opiates?
Opioids are drugs that work in the body the way opium does. Some are made directly from opium (for example, morphine and codeine), while others are man-made but similar chemically to opium (for example, the painkillers oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, better known by such brand names as OxyContin®, Vicodin®, Percocet®, and Actiq®*). The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid.
All of these drugs are extremely powerful. For people with severe pain, opioids are very effective medicines, and most patients treated for pain with opioids do not become dependent on them. For some people, however, opioid dependence is an unexpected side effect of proper pain treatment. The problem comes when someone is unable to stop using the drug after the pain passes.
You Are Not Alone
The abuse of and addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is a serious problem that affects the health, social, and economic welfare of all societies. It is estimated that over 12 million Americans a year use opiate based prescriptions for non-medical purposes.
The doctors at Advocate Recovery Center believe in treating the body and the mind. Our approach addresses both the physical addiction to opiates and mental health services . Counseling is an essential part of the process and combination of the two approaches increases likelihood of success.