Contrary to popular belief, Suboxone is not a “cure” for opioid addiction.
Suboxone is a mixture of Buprenorphine and Naloxone, generally used as a medication for opiate addiction. Suboxone, when used as directed, is an efficient way of quitting opiate usage, but it effectively suppresses withdrawal and can have mind-altering effects. It is easy to overdose via substance combination. Furthermore, it has several negative impacts on the body.
Some symptoms of abuse include withdrawal from loved ones, loss of interest in normal activities, difficulty maintaining responsibilities, excessive sleepiness, lying and manipulating, constant obsessive thinking about the drug, stealing money or drugs, and doctor shopping. Further effects include nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, slurred speech, poor coordination, insomnia, sweating, depression, drowsiness, small pupils, poor memory, erratic moods and behavior, and difficulty in breathing. Withdrawal symptoms include nausea/vomiting, muscle and body aches, insomnia or excessive sleepiness, irritability, stomach problems, sweating and chills, anxiety, headache, inability to concentrate, and depression.
If not identified early enough or left untreated, addiction can be fatal. We provide tailored recovery programs that include three stages: integrated detox program, the residential program, and the intensive outpatient program. At first, the patient undergoes 24-hour supervision with psychiatric and nursing support, as well as group and individual counseling and therapy and gender-specific recovery programs. This prepares patients for the next stage, generally a 30-day process, with 24/7 guidance and support from the clinical team, as well as nutritious diet plans with meals prepared by a private chef and recreational activities on weekends under staff supervision. When ready, the patients then transition to an outpatient program in which 20-30 sessions over 30-45 days promote mindful relapse prevention, with evening meetings and group as well as individual assignments. Transportation and housing are provided.