For those suffering with addictions to opioids and opiates, life may seem pointless. Many individuals desperately want to discontinue their drug use, but just do not know where to begin. That is where the Blue Water Detox Facility can help. The medical professionals at Blue Water have the experience to help you or your loved one safely down the path to a more fruitful life. Blue Water has the means to make the withdrawal process less difficult, while offering a tranquil, soothing environment to its patients.
Buprenorphine is an analgesic that is commonly prescribed to patients by physicians to decrease their pain. This medication is also used during the detoxification phase of treatment for opioid and opiate abuse, dependency or addiction. Even though this medication is a semi-synthetic drug itself, it helps people suffering with addictions to opioids and opiates including:
Buprenorphine helps patients at Blue Water Detox to discontinue their use of these drugs with minimal side effects. It can also be used as a long-term therapy for those recovering from addiction to these substances.
Although Buprenorphine is an opioid that is semi-synthetic, it is considered a partial ‘agonist.’ It merges with the opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord and digestive tract. Because of this, it is able to generate partial opioid agonist effects. These effects are not as significant as the ones exhibited by the full agonists like Methadone and heroin.
Also, full agonists have the risk of addiction, abuse and dependency. Chances of these problems occurring with Buprenorphine are slim.
Buprenorphine Reduces Withdrawal Symptoms
This medication reduces the opioid and opiate withdrawal symptoms suffered during the detox phase of treatment. Lower doses of this drug will enable the addict to stop using the drugs he is dependent upon.
In the majority of cases, the patients at Blue Water Detox will not have to suffer and endure the withdrawal symptoms that commonly arise during the detox phase of treatment.
Additionally, the risk of overdosing on Buprenorphine is not likely.
Medically Assisted Detoxification at Blue Water
Many times, Buprenorphine will be administered to patients as a Methadone alternative. Methadone is classified as a controlled substance. Legally, it can only be used in addiction treatment and recovery programs by licensed medical professionals, hospitals and clinics. It is essential that individuals who are taking these medications are cared for, supervised and monitored by medical professionals.
Side Effects of Buprenorphine Itself
Buprenorphine is just like any other prescription medication and can display certain side effects. Some side effects are rather common, while others are more severe.
Common Side Effects
Although severe side effects do not occur frequently, it is recommended that individuals who are receiving detox treatment with Buprenorphine be medically supervised throughout this process.
Withdrawal Symptoms Associated with Opiates & Opioids
- Cravings for the drug
- Muscle aches
Addiction Therapy at Blue Water Detox with Buprenorphine
The therapy offered at Blue Water has three stages. These stages are induction, stabilization and finally, maintenance.
- During this stage, Buprenorphine is administered to the patient via an injection. This occurs within 24 hours of the last time the patient used opioids or opiates.
- The cravings for opioids or opiates have lessened. Usage has decreased substantially or even ceased.
- The side effects have been drastically reduced or completely stopped.
- This is the stage where the patient has discontinued his use of the opioid or opiate substance.
- The Buprenorphine dosage is either being regularly administered or has already stopped.
Detoxifying at Blue Water
Blue Water Detox Facility aims to provide patients with a safe, secure environment. Doing this ensures that patients are tenderly guided through the process of ending the vicious cycle of substance abuse. The caring medical professionals along with Blue Water’s tranquil and luxurious environment can help you or your loved one return to a lifestyle that is free of drugs.
Contact Blue Water Detox Center Today
If you or someone you care for is currently caught up in the destructive grip of addiction, please seek help with Blue Water Detox. We are an addiction treatment provider that understands the struggle. We know the suffering of the addict and the heartache of the families involved.
Call us today at the toll free number at the top of the page. If you are fearful of voicing the problem, please simply fill out our form. Any measure of contact is a step in the right direction.