By: Rehab South Florida Editorial
Suboxone Maintenance Program and Its Stages
Are you looking for a Suboxone maintenance program?
Suboxone is a medication used to alleviate symptoms of opiate withdrawal. It aims to assist individuals overcome withdrawal to opioids as the medicine decreases the withdrawal symptoms to manageable levels, enabling the dependent to embrace and maintain abstinence.
It was once thought to be a miracle drug, and in a way, it is.
Suboxone maintenance is now a widely practiced and adopted treatment regimen that is used nationwide. It’s a drug formulated with buprenorphine (partial agonist) and Naloxone (an opiate blocker).
You may have arrived at this treatment guide by searching for Suboxone maintenance near me. If so, we want to congratulate you on your life-changing decision to adopt a sober lifestyle. Outpatient Suboxone treatment is great for recovering individuals that need to satisfy home and employment obligations.
Our Suboxone maintenance program is designed to deliver effective, withdrawal-reducing treatments to clients at times scheduled around their availability. We understand the thought of becoming clean may be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be.
In this write-up, we’ll discuss the stages of Suboxone treatment and will share how you can begin getting the help you need.
The Induction Phase
First is the introductory phase.
Prior to first-time Suboxone use, you must have no opiates present in your system and should be in a moderate state of withdrawal. If you take Suboxone before withdrawals begin you may experience precipitated withdrawal (the sudden occurrence of extreme symptoms).
The half-life of the used drug(s) will determine the time in which you should wait to begin Suboxone treatment. OxyContin and heroin, for example, have a short half-life that normally depletes from the body within hours. Those using short-acting opiates should take Suboxone no less than 12 hours following the prior dose.
Drugs such as Methadone, which has a long half-life, should be taken no less than 24 hours following the last use. This means if you’re using a longer-acting opiate, delaying Suboxone use is important.
Once the Suboxone withdrawal surface, your first dose of Suboxone will be administered under doctor supervision at our center. Should no adverse reactions precipitate and the treatment be well-received, your Suboxone doses will gradually taper until opiate withdrawals become non-existent.
Typically, the induction phase lasts for one week. At Rehab South Florida, our goal during the induction phase is to find a Suboxone dosage ideal for the client and to provide support and therapy to help relieve cravings and symptoms.
The patient’s Suboxone dose is adjusted according to their personal needs and symptoms. This is done to alleviate withdrawals that otherwise may have lead to a relapse. If a PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) or IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) is pursued, the patient will participate in group and one-on-one psychological counseling in addition to tests to ensure patient compliance. The stabilization phase can last for as little as two days and in some cases up to thirty days.
Throughout maintenance, our patients will continue to intake Suboxone at a sustained dose for short-duration phases, slowly tapered down weekly. While attending therapy sessions, drug screening (such as urine samples) and prescribed Suboxone will take place. Suboxone maintenance may last for weeks and in some cases for months.
Medically supervised detox is essential to a safe recovery journey. During detox, patient vitals and symptoms are closely monitored. The discontinuation of Suboxone treatment may take place immediately following induction and stabilization.
Rehab South Florida offers a supportive, safe, and monitored the environment for patients to recover from addiction in a relatively symptom-free approach.
Benefits of a Suboxone Treatment Program
Individualized treatment regimen
At Rehab South Florida, we understand addiction is unique to each of the individuals that come to us for recovery. We also understand the challenges for those embarking on the journey to sobriety. This is why each and every RSF patient receives highly-individualized recovery plans that are designed for their unique recovery goals and needs.
Certified psychiatrist to oversee treatment
As a leading Suboxone maintenance center, we employ some of the treatment industry’s most clinically experienced Suboxone maintenance doctors. Our award-winning facility is well-known for a diverse and passionate staff devoted to taking a patient-centric approach.
Our credentialed therapists, treatment specialists, and addiction recovery experts understand the science behind addiction and the science behind beating it. Suboxone is a proven-to-work medication and has become an integral part of our treatment process.
We’ve treated hundreds of patients. Heroin and painkiller addictions are near-impossible dependencies to overcome alone. Our Suboxone maintenance treatments, which are carried out by healthcare professionals and dependency-recovery veterans, have allowed our center to achieve above-average patient recovery rates. Attributed to our committed team and evidence-based treatment protocols, RSF patients receive not only the best in addiction recovery services but the best medical professionals that carry these treatments out.
Medically supervised detox
Self-administered detox kits aren’t ideal for long-term recovery. Heroin withdrawals can become rather severe and in some circumstances can lead to a medical emergency.
Detox is safest under the care and supervision of a recovery doctor at rehab where patient vitals, health, and comfort can be monitored. At home, where medical supervision isn’t available, the dependent doesn’t have immediate access to medical treatments.
In the event of a bad reaction to withdrawals, at-home detox kit users don’t have the help they need. At RSF, our inpatient Suboxone maintenance program provides round-the-clock supervision to ensure client safety and comfort.
Withdrawal-management treatment is a focal point of our treatment staff. With the use of Suboxone and individualized treatment plans, clients receive a recovery experience that’d be difficult to find elsewhere.
Increases chances of sustaining abstinence
Suboxone is designed to alleviate opioid withdrawals. Through neurotransmitter and symptom-suppressant targeting, Suboxone has shown to be a tried-and-proven solution for depleting withdrawals.
Sustaining abstinence and maintaining sobriety, for the long-term, requires a balance of one’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Lasting for weeks to months, the duration of use one will use Suboxone to sustain sobriety varies, usually dependent on the length of use and average amount dose is taken.
At Rehab South Florida, we equip all clients with the essential tools, support, therapy and medication-assisted therapy to overcome opioid addiction.
If you, a friend or loved one is in search of buprenorphine maintenance therapy, contact our center today to explore the options available. Our Suboxone treatment programs have helped many in similar situations to overcome addiction, and with all large coverage providers accepted, we make it easier than ever to begin getting the help you or your loved one needs.
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