Suboxone is an opioid antagonist used to treat men and women suffering at the hands of moderate or severe opioid abuse disorders. When this medication is used, it helps alleviate the psychological drug cravings that go hand in hand with opioid addiction, and it helps relieve symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal.
While Suboxone can be a valuable part of comprehensive treatment programs, it is essential to understand that it does not serve as a cure and is not an effective treatment when used alone. Behavioral therapy must be combined with a range of other treatment options for it to be truly effective.
Suboxone Can Be Addictive
Opioid addiction is much more than a physical disorder; and it is a spiritual sickness, and it gravely affects mental and emotional health. Because of this, an integrated approach to treatment is always necessary. At Allure Detox, we offer medication-assisted treatment in combination with a range of other treatment techniques. All of the methods we employ are evidence-based and heavily researched, and we constantly stay up to date on the most advanced treatment options.
While Suboxone can be effective early on in the opioid addiction recovery process, we must only prescribe medications when necessary. Suboxone does have a range of side effects, and when used other than prescribed, it can itself be addictive. One side effect of Suboxone is anxiety.
Does Using Suboxone For a Long Period Lead to Anxiety?
Suboxone is a powerful medication, altering brain chemistry when used consistently for a prolonged period. As a result, a person who has been taking Suboxone is likely to experience mood swings, often characterized by increased irritability and agitation. Suboxone is also liable to cause anxiety in the user. Usually, this anxiety is not severe, and it resolves once Suboxone is no longer being taken.
The side effects caused by the medication are only one reason why it is recommended as a short-term part of a more comprehensive and long-term treatment program. It is also important to note that Suboxone is not suitable for everyone. For example, if you have previously been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, it is usually good to avoid this medication altogether. If you do not, the symptoms of your existing anxiety disorder might be made more severe.
Allure Detox and Medication-Assisted Treatment
At Allure Detox, we do use Medication Assisted Treatment when we deem doing so necessary. However, we understand that Suboxone is never a standalone treatment option. For any medication like this to be effective, it must be combined with intensive behavioral therapy, holistic treatment options, and 12-step program involvement. So again, Suboxone is only utilized in extreme cases of opioid addiction.
How Does MAT Program Work at Allure Detox?
The Allure Detox program combines MAT with behavioral therapy and a range of comfort-based amenities to make the withdrawal process as painless and short-lived as possible. If you or someone you love has been struggling with opioid abuse, we are available to help – and help is only a phone call away. As soon as you decide to seek the professional care you need, we will step in to walk you through the admissions process.
The process begins with a short initial assessment. Next, we ask a series of questions like, “How long have you been abusing opioids?” “Have you ever attempted to quit on your own?” “Have you ever been diagnosed with a chronic health condition or an underlying mental illness?” The answers to these questions help our clinical team determine which detox methods will benefit you or your loved one the most. Next, we begin choosing viable coverage options.
Get the Help You Need for Suboxone Addiction
Allure Detox, we work closely with most major health insurance companies. Once coverage is determined, we will start planning out a date for your arrival. Again, as soon as you arrive, you will be given a brief tour of the facility and made to feel right at home. Opioid withdrawal does not have to be an intimidating process. With the right tools in place, you can undergo withdrawal in a short matter of time without experiencing the more severe symptoms.
To learn more about our detox program or the role that Suboxone plays in the opioid withdrawal process, contact us today. Our specialists are available 24/7 and will answer any questions you may have confidentially.