Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) is used as a replacement for dangerous opioids, effectively reducing cravings and curbing withdrawal. Medication should only be used in accordance with comprehensive treatment programs managed by clinicians who determine an appropriate Suboxone therapy to prevent patients from building up further opioid resistance.
What is Suboxone?
It is a medication used to treat opioid addiction. It contains buprenorphine and naloxone. WHO estimates that 15 million people suffer from opioid dependence. Suboxone is a partial agonist and occupies the brain opioid receptors without producing drowsiness (‘high’) that heroin produces in people. Suboxone has another ingredient, Naloxone, which is an antagonist that makes it difficult to abuse. Unlike Methadone that can be dispensed from specialized addiction clinics, suboxone can be prescribed from a physician’s office. Suboxone can produce dependence in users, so it’s important that all who take medications remain under professional medical supervision.
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What is Heroin?
Heroin is a highly addictive substance processed from morphine-extracted form poppy seeds. It is an opioid-like prescription drug, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, or codeine. All these drugs are used for pain relief. Heroin is an illicit drug usually obtained from the street and has the potential to cause drowsiness, slow heart rate, respiratory depression, and decreased mental function.
FIGHT ALCOHOL WITH A NON-ADDICTIVE ONCE-MONTHLY TREATMENT AND COUNSELING
- Opioid blocker
- Once-monthly injectable
- Administered by a healthcare provider
- Used with counseling
- Not a narcotic
- Requires opioid detox
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