Subutex® Addiction



Tom Smith

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What you will learn

What is Subutex?

Subutex is a brand name for a medication called buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, meaning it activates the same opioid receptors in the brain as other opioids but to a lesser extent. Subutex is primarily used in the treatment of opioid dependence and addiction. It helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings, allowing individuals to stabilize their opioid use and focus on recovery. 

Understanding Subutex Addiction

While Subutex (buprenorphine) is intended to help individuals overcome opioid dependence, it can also be subject to misuse, dependence, and addiction. Like other opioids, Subutex can still lead to physical dependence with prolonged use. Individuals may misuse Subutex by taking higher doses than prescribed, using it more frequently than directed, or combining it with other substances to enhance its effects. Addiction can develop due to its effects on the brain’s reward system and its ability to relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings for other opioids. Abrupt discontinuation of Subutex can lead to withdrawal symptoms similar to those of other opioids, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, anxiety, agitation, and insomnia. These symptoms can be highly uncomfortable and may contribute to continued use of Subutex to avoid withdrawal.

Stages of Addiction

Addiction often progresses through stages, starting with experimentation and occasional use, moving to regular use, and eventually leading to dependence and addiction. Oftentimes, we forget that relapse is actually common in addiction recovery and does not signify failure. It is often a part of the learning process and can provide valuable insights into triggers and areas needing further support. Relapse prevention strategies, ongoing therapy, and a strong support network are important for maintaining sobriety.

What to do if you suspect your loved one is addicted to Subutex:

If you suspect a loved one is addicted to Subutex, it’s crucial to approach the situation with compassion, empathy, and a commitment to support them through their journey to recovery. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Express Concern
  2. Educate Yourself
  3. Offer Support
  4. Encourage Treatment 
  5. Set Boundaries 
  6. Be Patient 

Remember that you can’t force someone to get help for their addiction, but you can offer support and encouragement along the way. 

Our Treatment Approach

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Each patient begins their journey with a thorough assessment to tailor a treatment plan that addresses their unique needs.
  • Medical Detoxification: Safely managing withdrawal symptoms under medical supervision is the first step in the treatment process.
  • Individual and Group Therapy: Counseling sessions help patients understand the root causes of their addiction and develop coping strategies.
  • Family Support and Education: Involving family members in the recovery process to build a strong support system.
  • Aftercare Planning: Ensuring long-term success with ongoing support and resources to prevent relapse.

Why Milestone Addiction Treatment?

  • Expertise in Stimulant Addiction: Our team has specialized knowledge in treating Subutex and other addictions.
  • Holistic Care Options: We offer a range of therapies, including mindfulness and wellness activities, to support overall well-being.
  • Confidential and Supportive Environment: Patients receive care in a safe, non-judgmental setting that respects their privacy and dignity.

Take the first step towards recovery from your Subutex addiction with Milestone Addiction Treatment. Contact us to learn more about our program and how we can help you or your loved one on the path to a healthier, drug-free life.

Tom Smith

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