Suboxone is a prescription medication used in the treatment of opioid withdrawal. It is used in a maintenance program but also used in chronic pain as it is considered an opioid. Suboxone helps previous opiate (e.g. heroin, oxycodone) abusers to abstain from using.
Suboxone (Buprenorphine) prevents people from going into withdrawal. By keeping people from going into withdrawal they can go about their daily lives more normally. However, Suboxone is also a very addictive substance. Many feel that they are trading one addiction for another by taking this drug daily. This in part is true because withdrawal from Suboxone itself can be very uncomfortable. This means your body becomes physically dependent on Suboxone and thus difficult to get off it.
Suboxone has possible long-term effects as well:
- Muscle aches
- Hormone issues
- Low testosterone
Suboxone stays in your body longer than most opiates as it attaches to pain receptors tightly. Our NAD+ Brain Refuel™ Program and FastVitaminIV® push program is a little longer at 14 days with Suboxone. However, the intravenous NAD+ treatment along with our vitamin cocktail will help ease symptoms of withdrawal and allow you to come off Suboxone more comfortably. We also provide supportive medications to help you sleep and make you comfortable while undergoing detox treatment.